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The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.


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The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.

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7th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Winners Named

The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.

Crossville Announces 2018 Recycling Program Milestones

The tile maker's all-time recycling total nears 126 million pounds of fired waste diverted from landfills due to its Tile Take-Back and TOTO USA recycling programs.

Renewable Energy Data Book Shares 2017 Stats

Annual publication from U.S. DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory reports on development across the nation, and around the world.

Center for Active Design Announces Fitwel v2.1

The new version of this healthy building certification highlights new construction, and retail and community projects.

USGBC Explores Green Building Industry’s Role As Global Solution

The new report takes a closer look at Americans' views on environmental issues and how the green building industry can be better positioned as a global solution.

3M Products Help To Promote Facility-wide Sustainability

From cleaning products to window film and architectural finishes, the options are numerous for sustainable facilities.

Facility Executive | April 2019 Issue

The April 2019 issue features an in-depth look at intelligent lighting's impact on your facility, plus HVAC, flexible furniture, pest control, safer schools, and more.

Pet Rescue Saves Energy Costs With Rooftop Solar System

Dynamic Energy Solutions installed a 207-kilowatt rooftop system that’s expected save the Simon Foundation close to $1 million over the system's life.

USGBC Launches LEED v4.1 For City, Community, Residential Projects

This new version of the LEED green building program raises the bar for sustainable housing and cities.

Three Green Solutions To Maximize Facility Usage, Profit

Facilities that implement creative green solutions enjoy stronger constructions, lower costs, and more sustainable futures.

Friday Funny: This New Eatery’s Already Under Water. (Literally.)

Submerged 17 feet below sea level, Under — the world’s largest underwater restaurant — gives diners from around the world a look at Norway's diverse sea life.

Georgia Aquarium Wins Water Sustainability Award

The Evoqua Water Sustainability Award recognizes companies that use technologies in innovative, sustainable ways and have made significant strides in water reduction.

USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

New pilot credit increases transparency in timber supply chains and reduces the risk of illegally harvested wood being used in buildings.

USGBC Bestows 2019 Greenbuild Europe Leadership Awards

This week, the U.S. Green Building Council recognized two companies for environmental efforts and also introduced the Timber Traceability LEED pilot credit.

From Construction To Retrofits, PACE Financing Saves Serious Energy

ACEEE explores how the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing tool for energy and water conservation projects has grown quickly in recent years across the United States.

Sustainable SITES Initiative v2 Certifies First Project

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first project to be certified at the Platinum level under Version 2 of this rating system.

Whole Foods Market Participates In CA DRAM Energy Program

The grocery store chain will employ energy storage in three northern California locations to reduce energy consumption and benefit from financial incentives through the state’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) program.

Online Tool Helps Cities Frame Energy Performance Goals

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and New Buildings Institute (NBI), with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, launch Life-Cycle Energy Performance Framework for Cities tool.

Biodigester Handles New York Food Distributor’s Organic Waste 

Faced with New York City's stringent commercial recycling laws as part of its “Zero Waste Design Guidelines,” Jersey Lynne Farms composts its solid food waste into drain-safe wastewater on site.

100 Manufacturing Plants Earned ENERGY STAR Certification In 2018

Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors qualified, 15 of them for the first time.

AI-Powered Leak Detection, Water Conservation System Launches

The WINT Water Intelligence solution helps organizations achieve two primary goals: To prevent damage from water leaks, and to improve sustainability by significantly reducing water consumption.

Four Honda Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, plus a fourth in Greensburg, IN achieved U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy efficiency in 2018.

Armstrong Flooring Supports Product Sample Recycling Programs

The initiatives ensure that product samples live on beyond the specification process, through recycling efforts that also inspire future designers and artists.

Downtown LA Auto Group Recognized For Recycling

Multi-site car dealership improved its waste management by participating in recycLA, a public-private partnership offering recycling services to Los Angeles businesses.

Improving Long-Term HVAC Performance

Cumulative impact of three operational strategies helped a multi-tenant office building recertify LEED and boost its ENERGY STAR score.

Moving Buildings Toward Clean Energy

There are many tools available to facility management teams that can be used to propel buildings to zero-emission energy goals.

Interface Carbon Neutral Floors Program Adds nora Rubber Flooring

The company’s entire product portfolio — carpet tile, luxury vinyl tile and rubber flooring — is now carbon neutral across its product lifecycle.

Impact Occupant Behavior To Increase Recycling Rates

Facilities teams are a key to encouraging and easing this waste management effort.

2019 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2018.

U.S. Steel Tower Achieves LEED Building Operations, Maintenance Certification

The 64-floor skyscraper in downtown Pittsburgh is now the second-largest LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings V4 office building in the world.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2019

Richie Stever, director of operations and maintenance, University of Maryland Medical Center, aims high and delivers results.

Facility Executive | February 2019 Issue

The February 2019 issue features this year's Facility Executive of the Year. Plus, a look drones and FM, building envelope and energy, and our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

China Is Top Country For Global Green Building

Mainland China leads USGBC'S Top 10 list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

New Opportunities To Optimize Energy Use

Innovative technologies, system design, building operations, and financing are among the emerging opportunities to optimize energy use in commercial buildings, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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