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Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.


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Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.

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Latest: Whitney Museum In NYC Earns LEED Gold - Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.

Whitney Museum In NYC Earns LEED Gold

Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.

Solatube Introduces SolaMaster 300 DS

This line of tubular daylighting devices is designed to provide enhanced light diffusion into interior spaces without light loss.

This Hotel Is A Real Pigsty

At least it used to be. In northern England, former housing for livestock was transformed to provide an intimate historic hotel experience for two.

Zurn Introduces EZ1 Drainage Series

These floor and shower drains are available in cast iron or plastic and shipped complete and ready to install to save contractors and their facility customers time and money.

Q&A: OSHA Regulations On Concrete Silica Dust

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Labor will begin enforcing its reduction in the amount of silica that construction workers can be exposed to in a workday.

Project Management Cost Tracking Guide From Honest Buildings

The third in a series, this free resource shares best practices in project management relating to capital, tenant improvement, and construction projects.

Hotel Case Study: Back In Fashion

The Watergate Hotel is open for business once again, with more than a cursory nod to its storied past.

Beyond Pen And Paper: Construction Safety Technology

Wearable devices, sensors, virtual reality, and drones are helping to bring construction jobsite protocols into the 21st century.

Dinkle’s Pluggable Terminal Blocks

Pluggable Terminal Blocks are a series of products with a push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks.

Future Of FBI Headquarters Released

With input from GSA, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the status of the ailing J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC.

SMACNA Downspout And Gutter Sizing Calculator

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association addresses rain intensity and design area of a roof with this new tool.

Health Care Facility Design And Flow Program From Virginia Mason Institute

This new program helps healthcare organizations and teams seeking to improve flow and realize the full value of an anticipated or existing facility.

Shifting Demands For Facility Security

As work styles evolve, smart building technologies help facility management cater to employees while tracking the use of shared assets.

Public Libraries Prioritize Space Reclamation

A new ProQuest survey explores public librarians’ views, plans, and strategies related to space reclamation.

Facility Executive | August 2017 Issue

The August 2017 issue features a focus on security, including cyber attacks, video surveillance, and strategic approaches. Plus, indoor air quality, fire safety, restrooms, pest control, energy efficiency, and more.

ICC, SEIA Partner To Produce 2018 Solar Energy Tool

The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.

Question Of The Week: Can A Roof Help Keep Your Facility Cool In Summer?

Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

Vermont State Complex Rebuilds After Flood

Hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the Waterbury State Office Complex Redevelopment is recognized with a 2017 American Public Works Association award.

LG Electronics Contributes To Baltimore Community Facility

The company is a member of a partnership that helped to build and outfit the Growing Green Center, a project of the nonprofit Parks & People Foundation.

Canon’s Colex Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter Line

Canon offers three Colex Sharpcut flatbed cutter models to serve markets requiring automatic knife cutting, creasing, and routing operations.

Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold

The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston to receive the designation.

Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.

Maintaining Flexibility In Facility Planning

Higher education is a dynamic environment, and construction planning should follow suit to maximize benefits and minimize risk.

Kingspan Insulation Launches GreenGuard Type VII XPS

This new insulation board is designed for commercial roofing applications such as protected membrane and pedestal paver systems.

Honeywell Contract With Memorial University Re-ups Energy Improvements

The second phase of an energy performance contract between the service provider and a Newfoundland-based university aims to address $6 million of deferred maintenance.

Stairwell Boosts Connection At University Facility

At Washington University in St. Louis, updating a facility housing labs and offices included a new central stairwell.

During Tax Season, CPA Firm Renovates in Place

With little time to spare during its busiest time of the year, Edelstein & Company in Boston, MA had its project team coordinate a three-phase construction schedule.

Seven Tips For Keeping Workers Safe From Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.

Rimkus Consulting Group Forms New Firm

The new Rimkus Building Consultants works with clients to identify and mitigate the risks inherent in procurement, design, construction, and operation of large-scale facilities.

The Impact Of Daylighting On Office Design

With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.

Advantages Of High-Density Polyiso Cover Boards Outlined

A new technical bulletin from PIMA details the benefits in weight, durability, R-value, ease of installation, and environmental impact of these roofing system components. 

Subterranean AUTOParkit™ System Installed

Creative Office Properties and Dasher Lawless Automation broke ground last month on the largest fully automated parking structure below grade in the U.S.

Roofing Renovation: 3 Energy Efficient Strategies

Roofing projects are an opportunity to bring this building envelope item up to current building codes, including energy performance aspects.

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