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Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”


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Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”

Sustainability

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


World Water Day Infographic: Advancing A Circular Economy

Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”

Question Of The Week: Water Conservation Tips

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.

SmartStart Program Incentivizes Hotel To Upgrade To LED Lighting

After learning about financial incentives provided by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands realized that substantial improvements to the hotel’s energy efficiency would be cost effective.

Subway Station Is First To Earn LEED® Silver Rating

Designed as a demonstration of an environmentally responsible 21st century rail transit center, the MTA's Fulton Center is the first subway hub in New York to achieve a LEED® rating.

Five Things To Consider When Starting A Predictive Maintenance Program

Predictive maintenance is the practice of measuring a machine's actual condition to determine maintenance schedules rather than waiting and hoping things will be okay until the next scheduled maintenance.

More U.S. Companies Reporting on Sustainability

The number of S&P 500 corporations that reported their sustainability initiatives increased from 25 percent in 2013 to 31 percent in 2014.

University of Richmond Test Bed To Use Bisun Solar Panels

The array is the first American commercial system to use SolarWorld’s mono-PERC bifacial modules.

Question Of The Week: How Do I Choose The Right Wall Covering And Installation?

A facility manager is asking for advice on how to choose the best wall covering and installation method for a facility project.

California Businesses Switching To Artificial Grass

After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their landscaping.

Top Construction Trends For The Next Decade

Efficiency and sustainability will shape the future of nonresidential construction, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey.

Friday Funny: Farewell To China’s Weird Buildings

New urban planning guidelines from China’s State Council forbid the construction of “odd shaped” and “bizarre” buildings on the mainland. Is this the end of China's weird buildings?

ULI Announces 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.

Partnership To Renew Higher Ed

AASHE has teamed up with multiple organizations to help boost green power purchases on college campuses.

Hilton Worldwide, Whole Foods SWAP Facilities

Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapped energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, resulting in a reality-style web series.

Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.

Georgia Tech Cleaning Program Earns Green Seal of Approval

Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)

DC Elementary School Gets Green Walls

Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.

China’s First Green Skyscraper

Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.

New Shade Fabric Boosts Energy Efficiency 50% At Automotive Facility

Located in Houston, Christian Brothers Automotive Company’s new headquarters building needed help to combat the harsh Texas summers.

Illinois Is USGBC’s Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.

Institute for Special Education Gets NY’s First Solar Schools Project

The New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity.

FM Alert: United Nations HQ Wins 2015 Beyond Green™ Award

Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.

New Product Flash: Daylight Dimmer From Solatube

This addition to Solatube's SkyVault daylighting solution provides commercial facilities the option to dim natural lighting when desired.

Star Wars Episode 7: The Galaxy Goes Green

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens earned a 2015 EMA Green Seal Award from the Environmental Media Association (EMA).

Pfizer Inc. To Install 5.6 Megawatt Fuel Cell System

Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.

Tips For Choosing Wallcoverings

An abundance of choices provides options for facility managers to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of their organizations.

FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.

U.S. Government To Save $5M With Solar Power Purchase Agreement

The multi-agency solar power purchase agreement for federal facilities in California and Nevada will save $5M and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

Permeable Pavement: A Sustainable Stormwater Solution

Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.

Colorado Launches Commercial PACE Program

Colorado’s New Energy Improvement District has launched a statewide commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program – providing commercial property owners a unique mechanism...

FM Alert: CABA Report Highlights Role of Controls In Zero Net Energy Buildings

Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

Clients, Tenants Worldwide Increasingly Demanding Sustainability

Clients and tenants worldwide are increasingly demanding sustainability – for both energy efficiency and occupant benefit — and green building continues to double every three years,...

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