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More than 100 new facilities have achieved GBAC STAR accreditation for their comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building.


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More than 100 new facilities have achieved GBAC STAR accreditation for their comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building.

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Facilities Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

More than 100 new facilities have achieved GBAC STAR accreditation for their comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building.

CO2 Traffic Light Ensures Proper Ventilation

The CO2 Traffic Light helps to ensure "correct" ventilation in enclosed spaces to avoid high concentrations of CO2 and aerosols in the room

Georgia-Pacific Facility Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Top Project 

A water use reduction project has earned Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products mill in Palatka, FL the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Top Project for 2020.

Upcycle Office Furniture, And Spare The Landfill

Workplace strategy firm Dyer Brown works with its corporate and other clients to help them sustainably dispose of and procure office furniture and related assets.

How To Create COVID-Safe And Sustainable Learning Environments

ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.

USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

TerraCycle Recycles PPE Waste

PPE EasyPak Containers allow business owners or property managers to recycle used gloves and masks on-site to prevent littering this plastic waste in the environment-at-large.

Bezos Earth Fund Awards Rocky Mountain Institute $10M

Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.

Recycling Program Diverts Plastic Waste

Project expands longstanding recycling partnership which has transformed more than 200 million pounds of plastic film into durable, sustainable building material

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

USGBC To Fund 500 LEED Professionals In Underserved Communities

The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.

IREM Accepting Grant Applications For Elaina’s Sustainability Fund

Elaina's Sustainability Fund grants encourage innovation or adoption of sustainability and occupant wellness initiatives that impact the buildings where we live, work, shop, and play.

Daikin Adds Free Cooling To Air-cooled Screw Chiller

Daikin introduced an integrated water-side economizer (WSE) for its Pathfinder Air-cooled Screw Chiller to provide free cooling.

Sentosa Golf Club Named “World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility”

Singapore’s premier club wins big again at the 7th annual World Golf Awards, unveils environmental documentary film.

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.

Aramark Global HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

Located in Philadelphia, the Aramark headquarters includes a wellness center, biophilia rooms, outdoor terraces, and a showcase state-of-the-art dining facility and test kitchen.

Appliance Recycling Award Winners

The U.S. EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program announced the recipients of its first annual RAD Leadership Awards Ceremony for outstanding program achievements in appliance recycling.

GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisor Professionals

GBCI's TRUE Advisors help facilities achieve TRUE certification, as well as support and implement zero waste policies and programs.

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.

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.

The Way Forward With WELL Certification

The new WELL Health-Safety Rating expands on IWBI focus for healthy facilities.

Green Buildings, Safety First

Four new pilot credits in the LEED rating system include a focus on surface cleaning and indoor air quality.

IBHS Offers Wildfire Preparedness Guide For Small Businesses

Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.

Resilient Buildings As First Line Of Defense

Assess risks and access resources to fortify your facilities to withstand threats and hazards.

Facility Executive: October 2020 Issue

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

PDR Designed HP Inc. Campus Achieves LEED ID+C Gold V4

The interiors of the HP Inc. campus, designed by Houston-based PDR, has been awarded LEED v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Women In Green Building Face Challenges In Wake Of COVID-19 Crisis

While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

USGBC Shares Strategies For Resilient Design, Green Schools

The U.S. Green Building Council has published two guides available for download, one focused on resilient companies and communities and the other on green purchasing for healthier schools.

Airgle AG900 Clean Room Air Purifier

The AG900 was specifically engineered to help with airborne infection control at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities, and recent testing data results reveal up to 99.999% virus reduction capabilities.

Armstrong Healthy Space Solutions Available to All

Facility managers seeking healthier, safer indoor spaces can turn to new Armstrong Ceiling Solutions to ease COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Building Opens In New Spokane Eco-District

The five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute.

OnePlus Systems Rebrands To Contelligent

A provider of smart waste and recycling monitoring for more than 30 years, OnePlus Systems has a new name as it continues to expand its intelligent container monitoring and analytics solutions.

USGBC Highlights 2020 Leadership Awards From Latin America

These eight green building award recipients include Pepsi World Trade Center, Prologis, and Nicaragua’s first LEED-certified project.

Are Trees A Focus For Your Healthcare Facility?

For the second year, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Healthcare program will recognize healthcare facility campuses fostering community wellness through tree planting, education, and engagement.

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.

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