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The University of Pittsburgh is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, supporting the university’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.


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The University of Pittsburgh is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, supporting the university’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.

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Latest: Pitt Leases Alternative Energy Vehicles - The University of Pittsburgh is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, supporting the university’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.

Pitt Leases Alternative Energy Vehicles

The University of Pittsburgh is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, supporting the university’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.

PPE Recycling Through TerraCycle Regulated Waste Division

The general public are using PPE on a regular basis. Without traditional recycling options, these items are likely to end up in landfills.

Cintas Chicago Facility Earns Zero Waste Certification

Cintas' distribution centers have earned Gold level under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system for zero waste.

New WorldGBC Strategy Tackles Climate Issues In Post-COVID Facilities 

Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere tackles the climate emergency, health and wellbeing, and resource efficiency issues in the built environment.

enVerid Air Purifier Captures 99.99% of Viruses

The enVerid Air Purifier ceiling mounted air filtration system has an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) sterilization lamp that has been shown to capture 99.99% of viruses, including a surrogate for the COVID-19 virus.

Trane Indoor Air Quality Assessment

To help building managers evaluate air quality and navigate how to improve it, Trane offers the Trane Indoor Air Quality Assessment.

First Bird-Friendly Building Ordinance In Wisconsin Passed

The city-wide ordinance in Madison, WI will require new large construction and expansion projects to use modern strategies and materials that allow birds to see glass.

Industrial Generators Meet Stringent Emissions Standards

KOHLER KD Series large diesel industrial generators above 2000 kW exceed all necessary EPA standards and conform to stringent limits on NOx enforced within certain air quality non-attainment zones.

Reopening Fitness & Recreation Centers

Safety policies and protocols for reopening public spaces such as fitness and recreation centers will need to be implemented to keep these environments safe for all staff and facility users.

Acoustical Privacy Curtain

The HUSH Curtain promotes a quieter environment for healing and recovery.

TerraCycle’s BulbEater Aids Riley County, KS With HHW Program

Fluorescent lamps received by the county's household hazardous waste (HHW) facility posed a challenge due to their mercury content, and BulbEater helped to solve the problem.

BOMA International Announces W2 Challenge Champions

More than 2,000 commercial properties participated in two-year water and waste benchmarking initiative

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Sloan Highlights Chicago Cubs Partnership

The manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and Official Water Efficiency Partner of the Chicago Cubs showcases its products installed across the team’s facilities, as the Cubs get set to begin the condensed 2020 season on July 24.

Center For Active Design Launches Fitwel Viral Response Module For Building Certification

Five leading real estate companies commit to prototyping the module, informed by a Fitwel Academic Advisory Group comprised of health experts from world-renowned institutions.

USGBC Announces 2020 European Leadership Awards

These awards recognize those advancing the development of sustainable, healthy, resilient, green buildings, cities, and communities.

NanoPrime Multi-Purpose, Nontoxic Rust Converter

NanoPrime is a rust-killing base primer now available for usage by companies in the offshore, maritime, infrastructure, shipping, and mining industries.

How To Design Safer Offices In A COVID-19 World

Find out what design preparations and common sense safety measures can be made to your office for operating in the new normal.  

Statue Of Liberty Museum Recognized With PCI Design Award

The 50,000 square foot museum and screening facility on Liberty Island was PCI's 2020 co-winner of the Special Awards: Sustainable Design category.

Shannon Delivers Steam System Savings

Shannon Global Energy Solutions helps Baxter Medical Center & Miramichi Regional Hospital save steam, energy, and money with reusable insulation blankets and heat shields

[VIDEO] Data-Driven Decisions Powered by CLUES®

CLUES®️ is our proprietary software platform that helps our engineers turn vast building data sets into actionable energy efficiency upgrades — then continuously monitors performance to turn energy savings into guaranteed financial value for building owners.

Cal Maritime And JMU Win Virtual Wind Competition

California State University Maritime Academy and James Madison University have claimed the top awards in the first virtual Collegiate Wind Competition.

As Customers Return, Invest In Your Landscape

Here are four ways a renewed focus on facility landscaping will benefit operations, revenue, and safety for businesses as shelter-in-place orders lift.

Has COVID-19 Opened Up A New World Of Remote Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote working as the digital world is finally at a stage where it can support technology like virtual meetings.

City Of Santa Fe Earns LEED Gold Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve Gold status under more stringent USGBC LEED v4.1 rating system.

New LEED Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Reopening Strategies

Four new Safety First Pilot Credits from USGBC outline sustainable best practices for cleaning, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC, and plumbing.

Carpet America Recovery Effort Releases 2019 Annual Report

Progress was made in carpet recycling rates and technological advances.

2020 Green Lease Leaders Announced

A program of the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Alliance, Green Lease Leaders recognizes landlords and tenants who take action toward sustainable leasing terms.

AtlasIED Clean Room Speaker Cover

The AtlasIED SHS Clean Room Speaker Cover is designed to help hospitals, manufacturing, and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grills.

USGBC Emergency Pilot Credit Addresses Green Cleaning And COVID-19

USGBC has introduced a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system to support facilities as they work to respond to COVID-19 through sustainable, healthy practices.

Point Load Rooftop Solar Tracking System

The PV Booster rooftop tracker mounting system unlocks the full potential of solar panels by tracking the sun all day.

Discover Energy And Cost Savings With A Pump System Evaluation

By re-evaluating current pump systems and implementing more energy-efficient solutions, companies can generate long-term savings without sacrificing reliability.

AIA Honors Building Designs With Its COTE Top Ten Awards

This annual award from AIA recognizes building projects that integrate high design with advanced performance in 10 key areas.

Establishing A Sustainable Carpet Care Program

Establishing a sustainable carpet care program can reassure building occupants that facility managers are working toward a sustainable present and future.

[VIDEO] Madison International Realty Partners with Carbon Lighthouse

Through this partnership, Atlantic Terminal and neighboring Atlantic Center will eliminate more than 7,600 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting a new Central Park every year for the next 10 years.

USGBC Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy

USGBC has outlined a path for how healthy places and LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses, governments, and communities prepare for a post-pandemic world.

BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6 Update Includes Focus On Resilience

The first update since the program was launched in 2016, this includes new criteria for the BRE's Commercial program (BREEAM USA In-Use V6 Commercial).

EPA Names Winners Of 2019 Campus Rainworks Challenge

In its eighth year, the competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to help address stormwater pollution.

Pittsburgh’s MuseumLab Achieves LEED Gold

MuseumLab at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has been awarded LEED® Gold status for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Denver Gets $1M For Community Solar Gardens

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Renewable Energy Challenge grant program has awarded Denver $1 million to support its Renewable Denver Initiative.

Arbor Day Foundation Inaugural Tree Campus Healthcare Facilities

Across the U.S., 16 hospitals are recognized for campus initiatives in wellness and community engagement through trees.

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