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From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.

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If A Tree Falls… Environmental Acoustics

From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.

Site Planning And Stormwater

Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.

Sustainable Winter Management Guidelines

For snow and ice management, environmental concerns join the long-held focus on cost, efficiency, and safety.

Keeping Facility Grounds In Top Shape

At commercial facilities, well-kept outside spaces are important to employees and visitors alike.

Bring In The New…With Remanufactured Furniture

Remanufactured furniture is an option that facility managers will want to consider for financial and sustainability reasons.

What To Do With That Old Furniture

With sustainability and cost in mind, here are three ideas for unwanted office furniture.

Look For The Certificate Of Recycling

When creating recycling hazardous waste plans, discuss with service providers the availability of a certificate of recycling.

Facility Executive | October 2018 Issue

The October 2018 issue features green building, workplace design, zero energy, recycling furniture, and anti-terrorism security. Plus, we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Automated Composting Makes Quick Work Of Food Waste

In California, Fujitsu disposes of its food waste with a system that meets compliance while easing the task for its facility management team.

Have You Gone Beyond Green?

The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!

Massachusetts, California Remain Tops In Energy Efficiency

States are increasing energy efficiency investments and power savings; pushing net-zero buildings and electric vehicles, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

How Will American Cities Respond To China Recycling Crisis?

A new report from the National League of Cities analyzes how city leaders can develop resilient local waste management systems in response to China's stringent new regulations.

AASHE 2018 Sustainability Award Winners Announced

These prestigious awards recognize the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future.

Zeroing In On Net Zero Carbon Buildings

With 38 signatories, the World Green Building Council launched its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to further the move toward a decarbonized built environment in the coming decades.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Hurricane Florence: Three Tips To Protect Electrical Equipment

To ensure safety and minimize damage, Schneider Electric urges those in the path of the storm to take three essential steps to prepare electrical equipment in homes and businesses.

Cruise Ship Plumbing Safe Paper Products

Papernet paper products line of toilet paper and hand towels help cruise ships avoid restroom disasters and maintain guest satisfaction.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Eighth Annual Recycle-Bowl

The incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

The flooring company has recycled 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials through its On&On™ Recycling Program.

Question Of The Week: Has Your ENERGY STAR Score Changed?

Based on most recent market data available, on August 26 the EPA updated performance metrics for facilities participating in its ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool.

15 Recognized By DOE Better Buildings Lighting Campaign

The Department of Energy highlights 15 partners, along with those recognized in the last two years, that have newly installed or upgraded more than 2.8 million lighting fixtures and lighting controls.

Los Angeles Lakers Go Solar At Headquarters Facility

The team installed LG NeON 2 solar panels atop its LEED Platinum headquarters, the UCLA Health Training Center.

Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs

The world’s largest 3-D printed reef was installed at a resort in the Maldives last weekend with the hope of growing a new coral reef ecosystem.

Maximize Clean Energy Progress

Increasingly, buildings are active players in the pursuit of energy efficiency goals for the organizations they serve, and beyond.

Yogi Tea Company Opens LEED Certified Plant

Located in Eugene, OR, the 189,000 square foot building is the first LEED-certified tea manufacturing facility in the U.S.

Facility Executive | August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.

Question Of The Week: What Sustainability Means Today

In the 1700s, sustainability meant “sustained yield” and referred to harvesting just enough trees so that the forest could naturally regenerate tree growth. What does the term mean for your facilities in 2018?

Greenhouse Grower Earns Incentive For Energy-Saving Cogen Engines

SunSelect Produce’s new high-tech, natural gas-powered combined heat and power technology cuts 12,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year and conserves over 7,000 gallons of water per day.

Sabra Breaks Ground On World’s Largest Hummus Plant

The 40,000-square-foot expansion project is the fourth at the Chesterfield County, VA hummus making facility, and will maintain its LEED Gold certification.

Will Trump’s DOE Propose To Roll Back Light Bulb Standards?

A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.

Friday Funny: If You Can’t Stand The Heat…

…stay out of these 10 moist metros. A new ranking reveals this year’s America's Sweatiest Cities.

RICS Moves Closer To Cities Of The Future Winner

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors founded this competition for young people around the world to create solutions to urban challenges including rapid urbanization, climate change, and resource scarcity.

Best Practices For Automated Shading Systems

The right balance of daylighting and daylight harvesting strategies can provide health, productivity, and energy saving benefits: Here’s how to get the most out of your facility’s automated shading system.

Sustainability At Broward College: A Project Perspective

Located in South Florida, this multi-site campus is maintained through a holistic program overseen by its District Facilities division.

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