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Season 2 of the DOE’s “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP” will feature two natural rivals— the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy—as they swap energy teams with a mission to improve each campus’ energy efficiency.


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Season 2 of the DOE’s “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP” will feature two natural rivals— the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy—as they swap energy teams with a mission to improve each campus’ energy efficiency.

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


U.S. Naval, Air Force Academies SWAP Energy Teams

Season 2 of the DOE’s “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP” will feature two natural rivals— the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy—as they swap energy teams with a mission to improve each campus’ energy efficiency.

One More Vote Needed For Outcome-Based Pathway

The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.

FM Alert: PCR Published For Power-Operated, Revolving Doors

Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.

New Freshpack Design From MARS DRINKS

New look, more sustainable packaging design for single-serve workplace drinks represents a 31 percent carbon footprint reduction.

SL2 High Bay From Emium Lighting

The industrial-grade high bay luminaire merges best in class design, performance, and value.

FM Alert: BOMA 360 Program Continues Global Expansion

The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

Marine Corps Plans First Net Zero Energy Military Base

The energy efficiency and renewable generation project builds on existing efforts to increase sustainability and energy security for the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, GA.

Duro-Last Roofing Reaches Platinum For NSF/ANSI 347

Certified by UL, the Sustainability Assessment for Single Ply Roofing Membranes standard applies to the company's white, tan, gray and dark gray single ply membranes, and 50 mil terra cotta membranes.

MechoSystems’ Shadecloth Families Earn Sustainable Status

Eight shadecloth families have earned sustainable status from Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health Certificates, Health Product Declarations®(HPD), and Declare Labels™.

EPA Urged To Level Energy Efficiency Playing Field

More than 50 groups join with ACEEE to ask that the EPA treat energy efficiency as equal to renewable energy in the Clean Energy Incentive Program.

Citi Facility In Hong Kong On Track For WELL Certification

Having achieved precertification toward the WELL Building Standard marks a milestone for the global bank as it hones its focus on workplace wellness.

Energy Efficiency Projects To Save Tinker Air Force Base $3.5M Annually

The $19 million upgrade to the assembly plant's lighting, HVAC, hot water, and thermal energy systems will help meet mandated federal energy reduction goals.

Excellence in Energy Efficiency Recognized

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the City of Chula Vista, CA, and an Illinois industry expert are honored for their energy code compliance efforts.

Transforming The Future Of Work: Top Five Trends

Today’s innovations are making tomorrow’s workplace more digital while enhancing the human experience.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!

Friday Funny: Finally Hanging Ten In Austin

Texas Hill Country is probably the last place surfers would expect to hang ten, but that’s exactly what they’re doing now that some legal battles have ended.

UMass Amherst Plans Large-Scale Solar Power Project

The campus-wide solar installations are expected to generate $6.2 million in cost savings for the university over the next 20 years.

Seven Top-Of-Mind Hospital Flooring Considerations

From cleanliness and accessibility to heavy wear, wayfinding, and promoting a healing environment, hospitals face a unique, stringent set of challenges. Flooring is no exception.

Space Heating In High Bay Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy recently tested HTHV technology—High Temperature Heating & Ventilation—compared to traditional unit heaters.

Fluorine-free DuraTech Soil Resistance Formula By Antron

The new, advanced DuraTech® is made with a fluorine-free topical soil resistance formula that meets the Antron® brand’s certification testing process.

Sealing Leaky HVAC Ducts

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) explored a way to help minimize construction disruption during facility renovations.

Green Building Programs: Toward High Performance Facilities

In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.

TD Centre Turns To Future With SYLVANIA LED Lighting

Due to its visionary design, unequaled size, and central location, this cultural landmark has played a significant role in the success of Canada's most innovative business leaders.

Water Conservation, In And Around Facilities

Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.

Components Of Green Cleaning

Still evolving, the green cleaning approach to facility maintenance has been part of the discourse for more than 20 years.

Facility Executive | September / October 2016 Issue

Our annual "green" issue looks at sustainability trends including green cleaning, water conservation, LEED, green building programs, and energy storage. Plus, security, space planning strategies, HVAC and more.

3100 Machine Room-Less Traction Elevator By Schindler

The new cost-effective machine room-less traction elevator is optimized for 2-3 story buildings in the U.S.

One World Trade Center Achieves LEED Gold

U.S. Green Building Council honors western hemisphere’s tallest building for construction, design, and operations standards.

The Well Living Lab Announces First Alliance Members

The Well Living Lab leverages and expands upon the principles of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which focuses on seven concepts relevant to indoor health—air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

San Diego Padres Win Energy HERO Award

Renovate America honors the team’s significant investments to improve water and energy efficiency at PETCO Park as part of its Go Green Initiative.

Friday Funny: 50,000 NYC Oysters To Rest On A Bed Of Toilets

The oysters are being installed in New York City’s Jamaica Bay to help improve water quality, protect wetlands, and provide a home for fellow sea dwellers.

PV Booster Solar Tracker From Edisun Microgrids

Breakthrough technology yields 20 percent better economics than conventional fixed-tilt installations.

BOLD Award Nominations Close September 7, 2016

These 2nd annual awards recognize "Building Optimizers, Leaders, and Disruptors" who use technology to further green building efforts.

Johnson Controls, Tyco Complete Merger

Combined insights and technologies will help build smart, secure, sustainable environments.

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