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A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully anticipate, respond to, and recover from both immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events and long-term stresses such as sea-level rise, poverty, and declining population. Ten Principles for […]


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A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully anticipate, respond to, and recover from both immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events and long-term stresses such as sea-level rise, poverty, and declining population. Ten Principles for […]

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Latest: Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities - A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully anticipate, respond to, and recover from both immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events and long-term stresses such as sea-level rise, poverty, and declining population. Ten Principles for […]

Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities

A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully...

Centralizing Asset Management For Education Facilities

A comprehensive approach aids facility leaders at universities and school districts to widen their view so their facilities may transition to fully managed investments.

Lighting Fits In, While Standing Out

At the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, a design team delivered dazzling exterior lighting for this property’s hotel tower while not outdoing the region’s historic architecture.

Question Of The Week: Preserve Energy Tax Deduction 179D?

In testimony last week, BOMA’s President explained the importance of 179D as the sole federal energy efficiency incentive for commercial buildings.

Minnesota’s New Metro Transit Shelters Feature Linetec Finishes

Constructed of aluminum and finished by Linetec in a clear anodize, the shelters and signage offer high-traffic durability in every season.

Office Design Decisions Can Make (Or Break) Your Budget

In a new report, JLL compares build out costs across three office styles in 59 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

New LEED Ceiling Solutions Guide From Rockfon

The free Rockfon® LEED® v4 Solution Guide shares ceiling solutions for sustainable building projects.

New Bank Site Includes Vapor Barrier System

Before building on the former site of a car service center, the property owner opted to have a chemical vapor barrier installed as a preventive measure.

Workforce Shortages Push Contractors To Efficient Building

Alternative construction solutions, including prefabrication and modularization, are becoming more popular with builders as they attempt to improve job site efficiency and labor productivity.

Varco Pruden Buildings 2018 Hall Of Fame Projects

In its annual competition, this company specializing in metal buildings and steel systems construction showcases innovative projects that incorporate its products.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.

GM LED Lighting Retrofit Saves Over $300,000 Annually

In addition to reducing energy consumption, replacing linear fluorescent lighting with tubular LED created a safer work environment at the auto maker’s Lake Orion, MI plant.

Earthquake Resilience White Paper Released

The document describes in depth the threats of earthquakes on society, and the economic benefits that come from having safer structures in a community.

LED Plug In Bulbs From EarthTronics

The two new bulb designs — linear and downlight — expand EarthTronics family of Plug In LED bulbs.

Construction Project? Consider A Pre-Code Compliance Check

Including this process early on will help protect against delays and unexpected costs during the construction phase.

Improved Space, Reduced Footprint

With an eye on employee engagement and real estate efficiency, C3i Solutions in Horsham, PA made a move that consolidated three locations.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2018

As a department of one, Kirk Beaudoin, senior facilities manager for adidas, formalized protocol for the company’s retail stores.

Facility Executive | February 2018 Issue

The February 2018 issue features our 2018 Facility Executive of the Year, an in-depth look at the building envelope, access control, document management, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Going For Green With Energy Efficiency At The Winter Olympics

The color green will be present throughout the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee's (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

Top Asphalt Roofing Projects Receive 2018 QARC Awards

Roofing projects recognized by ARMA’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study Awards program demonstrate asphalt’s beauty, reliability, and performance.

Solutions From Siemens For LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Terminal B, part of multi-year airport-wide improvements, will include Siemens building management and fire safety systems.

Colleges Adding New Buildings Despite Budget Stress

Sightlines’ 2017 State of Facilities in Higher Education report shines spotlight on trends and best practices that dominated 2017 and will continue to influence campus facilities across North America in 2018.

Vacant Office Space Becomes Girl Scouts Program Center

The Berges Family Girl Scouts Program Center is a high-usage, energetic, and collaborative learning environment.

Question Of The Week: What Do You Do When Building Controls Veer Off Course?

The current automation delivery process often yields inefficient buildings. This second article in a series takes a closer look at why, and what facility management can do about it.

Super Bowl LII Stadium Can Withstand Snow, Save Energy

Odds are Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium roof won't collapse during Super Bowl LII—as its predecessor the Metrodome's did in December 2010.

Get Smart With Tech-Enabled Facility Management

Campus facilities management can be in the know with tech strategies that provide a view into operations, space utilization, and service delivery and planning.

YKK AP Zero Sightline Window

The YOV SSG Operable Vent Window provides seamless appearance of a fixed window with optimal ventilation and natural light

ASHRAE Presents Awards At 2018 Winter Conference 

Spanning nine categories, these ASHRAE awards recognize members' contributions and achievements to the HVAC&R industry.

Art Installation At Amazon HQ Has Clear Impact

At the Seattle Amazon headquarters, “There Is Another Sky” by Spencer Finch graces an architectural canopy connecting two new office buildings on the campus.

570 ELC Series Easy Locking Connectors

The 570 ELC Series is a line of Easy Locking Connectors for instrumentation and measurement, patient monitoring, and among many other applications.

Revolution Lighting Chosen For Caribbean Recovery Efforts

Partnership between GB Energy LED and IMPACT Construction includes the LED lighting provider as a supplier for rebuild projects in the Puerto Rico, USVI, and BVI regions.

History Of New York Real Estate Preserved With REBNY Donation

The Real Estate Board of New York has donated papers and other historical items about the city's real estate industry to LaGuardia Community College and Wagner Archives.

FM Alert: 2017 Moving Forward Report Looks To The Future

New NIBS report explores whether the building industry will be able to keep pace as technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability.

For Buildings Industry Moving Forward, NIBS Highlights 10 Keys

As the pace of technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability: Will the buildings industry be ready?

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