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In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.
In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.


Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.

EPA Food Recovery Challenge Names 16 National Award Winners

In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.

UChicago Project Honored For Community Impact, Design, Construction

The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons has won three Design-Build Institute of America awards, including the first-ever Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility.

IWBI Releases Manufacturer’s Guide To WELL

This new guide helps manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard.

2017 Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Awards

These annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to forest conservation.

Pfizer Builds World’s First LEED Platinum Pharmaceutical Factory

With help from Johnson Controls, Pfizer built the world’s first LEED-NC Platinum certified pharmaceutical factory in Dalian, China.

Global Study Asks: How Do Green Buildings Impact Thinking, Health, Sleep?

A Harvard study is recruiting buildings around the world to discover the impact of green buildings on health and productivity.

AASHE Releases 2017 Sustainable Campus Index

Annual publication recognizes top-performing colleges and universities as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

Naava Smart Green Walls

With technology imbued into these living walls, the air filtration capabilities of the plants are maximized.
water purification

New WAVE Design Software From Dow

New design software integrates three water purification technologies into one comprehensive tool for water and wastewater treatment systems.
green lease

Search Is On For 2018 Green Lease Leaders

Headed by the Institute for Market Transformation and U.S. DOE, the program highlights successes in landlord/tenant green building efforts.

Kärcher Cleans Des Moines, IA City Hall

The cleaning company's cultural sponsorship program provided free cleaning for the century-old government building.

CM-RX-90 Advanced Single Relay Receiver From Camden Door Controls

CM-RX-90 has three operating modes -- Delayed, No Delay, and Latching -- making it ideal for most wireless door activation projects, including control of two automatic doors in vestibule applications.
solar power

NRG Forges Solar PPA With McKesson

This power purchase agreement is part of broader environmental sustainability efforts already in practice throughout the facility portfolio of Mckesson, a healthcare supply chain management firm.

Friday Funny: This Exhibit’s Good Enough To Eat

In the ultimate effort to make an exhibition sustainable, CRA used more than 30,000 pralines to build an Artificial Intelligence-run pavilion for high-end chocolate maker Venchi.
greywater Waterless Co. Inc.

Six Rules For Using Grey Water Properly

Many commercial facilities are reducing their water consumption by using greywater. Here are some rules and guidelines for using it safely and properly.
Sustainability Award

AASHE Honors 2017 Sustainability Award Winners

The annual awards honor the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future.

Milliken Completes New LEED v4 Credit Pathway

New credit option dives into the chemical makeup of supplier materials for an elevated understanding of their resulting human and environmental health impacts.

Golden Gate Produce Market Unveils Facility Upgrades

Located in South San Francisco, the project included a series of infrastructure, energy, food safety, worker safety, and traffic facility improvements.

Ecoflair Indirect Air Economizer From Schneider Electric

Designed for roof-top or on-grade deployments, Ecoflair moves cooling from the data center floor to the facility exterior, freeing up white space for IT equipment.
transportation green building LEED

Transportation Industry Embraces Sustainability, Green Building Standards

USGBC's new report: LEED in Motion: Transportation, highlights facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.
wood energy

U.S. Forest Service Offers Wood Market Grants

Through the agency's Wood Innovations program, applicants can submit for activities focused on the use of wood in construction or energy projects.

Sustainable Landscaping Project Earns Idaho’s First SITES Gold

HP Inc.’s Boise, ID property is the first corporate campus in the world to be certified using the SITES v2 rating system.

Lighting Retrofit Helps Green Data Center Goals

Fairbanks Energy Services worked with its client vXchnge to reduce overall power usage in that company's Chappaqua, NY data center.

Schools Bring In Solar Energy

Working with U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge, K-12 districts incorporate solar energy for conservation and education.

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise

Cost reduction is the most important driver for investments globally, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

HVACR Products Chosen For 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards

The winners and finalists in 10 HVACR categories will be recognized in January 2018 at the AHR Expo in Chicago, IL.

Buying Renewable Energy, No Matter Where You Are

Voluntary programs offered by utilities provide options to corporate facility energy buyers operating outside of locations that have established options.

Greening The Roof

Roof gardens help ease stormwater management, as well as HVAC system and general maintenance demands.

Five Steps To Greener Groundskeeping

Shifting to more sustainable landscapes may often be easier than expected.

Evaluating Lighting Controls Options

Determine desired features when combining a LED lighting retrofit with controls technology.

Strength In Daylighting

Energy savings and occupant comfort are not the only potential benefits of this lighting strategy.

LEED Case Study: The Show Will Go On

In Little Rock, AR, the transformation of a historic performing arts center earns LEED Gold certification status.

Massachusetts Still Tops State Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Using IAQ To Improve Academic Performance

The University of Miami improves indoor air quality and saves energy by installing HVAC Load Reduction Technology.

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