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The real estate industry will take an increasingly focused view of environmental, social, and governance strategies this year, according to a new Urban Land Institute report.

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Top 10 Sustainability Topics For Real Estate in 2021

The real estate industry will take an increasingly focused view of environmental, social, and governance strategies this year, according to a new Urban Land Institute report.

How To Design Circadian-effective Lighting For Schools, Hospitals

Guidance for designing circadian-effective lighting in K-12 classrooms and hospital patient rooms, while avoiding increased energy use, is now available from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Amerlux Wall-Mount Luminaires

The Rook 350 Wall Mount series of wall-mount luminaires are cylinder or square shaped and feature a number of options.

Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

LightView Achieves Boston’s First Private Student Housing LEED Platinum Certification

LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.

Energy Improvement Aims High

Retro-commissioning project at former Nestlé Company headquarters recognized by inaugural Retro Rumble.

Vicinity Secures 20-Year Steam Contract

Vicinity Energy has secured a 20-year steam contract with Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, a key element of its $39 million theater expansion.

Lighting Research Center Releases Report On UV Disinfection

The report from LRC, Lighting Answers: UV Disinfection Products, considers product effectiveness, radiation safety, and energy use in buildings.

Utility Financial Intelligence Platform

The UFIQ platform uses AI and advanced analytics to analyze smart meter and interval utility data, define anomalies wasting energy, and deliver actionable insights to support decisive action for facility managers across vertical industries.

Appleton TL100C Temporary Work Light

The Emerson Appleton TL100C LED temporary work light provides bright, energy-efficient 360° illumination for indoor and outdoor construction and renovation applications, including areas where condensation and humidity may be present.

AssetCare Asset Management Platform

mCloud connects first 10 New York buildings in new multi-site commercial building campaign.

AI Gains Traction In Commercial Buildings

Facility management increasingly sees the benefits of artificial intelligence implementation throughout building operations.

Honeywell And Signify Team Up To Deploy Integrated Lighting Solutions

The collaboration integrates Signify’s Interact connected lighting system, and its UV-C disinfection lighting, with Honeywell Building Management Systems and the Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management platform.

Barron Announces Disinfectant Light

The SPZ Series LED flat panel is an air-circulating disinfectant light with a four-layer HEPA filtration system.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.

LSI Launches CGC Parking Garage Fixture

The CGC commercial LED fixture for parking garage and various canopy applications is suitable for both new and retrofit construction projects.

Housing Retrofit Project Earns Canada’s First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.

Higher Education Sustainability Recognized With 2020 AASHE Awards

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced 11 winners and an honorable mention for this year’s annual Sustainability Awards.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

DOE Recognizes State of Maryland For Energy Efficiency Leadership

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.

Four Ways Propane Can Power Commercial Facilities

Water heating is often the first adoption of propane in a building during retrofits or during new construction off the gas mains.

The Importance Of Surge Protective Devices For Your Facility

New resources from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) show how surge protective devices can prevent damage, downtime, and lost revenue.

KOHLER Unveils Its Most Powerful Generator Sets

Kohler Co. has launched 3500kW and 4000kW nodes as part of its popular KD Series diesel-powered generator sets.

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

Fertilizer Plants ENERGY STAR Certified

The U.S. EPA recognizes two nitrogenous fertilizer plants as the first of their kind to earn ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance.

ASHRAE Moves To New Net-Zero Energy Global HQs In Metro Atlanta

ASHRAE’s new headquarters uses technology integration to increase efficiency, protect people and property, and enhance the occupant experience, and is a model for net-zero energy building design.

GBCI Announces 2020 LEED Fellows

The 2020 class of LEED Fellows includes 25 green building leaders who represent the top of their field and are committed to creating healthier, more sustainable and resilient communities.

First EMA/ENERGY STAR Retro Rumble Recognizes Energy Efficiency Projects

With a focus on improving energy use intensity and ENERGY STAR scores, the competition featured an overall winner along with projects in the healthcare, office, and multi-family sectors.

Carbon Footprint Focus Of ASHRAE 2020 LowDown Showdown

Now in its sixth year, ASHRAE’s LowDown Showdown engages architects, engineers, designers, and energy modelers by working on integrated teams to create outstanding designs to solve building efficiency challenges.

SEIA Reports On U.S. Corporate Solar Investments

The latest annual Solar Means Business data from Solar Energy Industries Association shows investment has grown 20-fold over last decade.

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.

Delivering On The Gift Of Solar Energy

Global Links, a Pittsburgh non-profit that helped others through the COVID-19 crisis, received its own relief through solar energy financing.

Optimizing Medicine In Unlikely Places

EaaS provides an alternative to the typical customer-funded or financed capital improvement project, and rising operations and maintenance costs.

A Look At Propane For HVAC Systems

As an energy source, propane offers facilities efficient, low-cost equipment operation that can help to lower overall carbon footprint.

OUS Offers Energy Savings as a Service

Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) allows companies, facilities, and organizations of every size to upgrade their existing energy infrastructure to modern, energy-efficient solutions—but without the up-front costs typically associated with such a project.

It’s Not Too Late To Open Buildings Back Better

Identifying financing for public buildings to carry out HVAC, energy, and other infrastructure improvements can be a challenge. Here's insight from leaders of two energy groups.

Facility Executive: October 2020 Issue

The October 2020 issue looks at healthy, sustainable, resilient facilities, including mass notification, HVAC, green buildings, and more.

Reduce COVID-19 Risks In Commercial Buildings Without Wasting Energy

As offices, schools, and retail stores reopen, ACEEE’s Steven Nadel discusses how to reduce COVID-19 risks without wasting energy.

Building Electricity Consumption Rising Faster Than Occupancy

After dropping 24%, U.S. office building electricity consumption has risen to 89% of its pre-pandemic level.

North Carolina Hospital Honored For Rethinking Energy Use

ASHE has named the Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team its 2020 Energy Champion for leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility.

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