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Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.


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Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

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Latest: Question Of The Week: Ways To Prevent Cigarette Litter? - Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

Question Of The Week: Ways To Prevent Cigarette Litter?

Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

Maryland-Based IPM Initiative Marks 10 Years

The Integrated Pest Management in Healthcare Facilities Project, spearheaded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network and Beyond Pesticides aims to reduce pesticide impact at healthcare facilities.

Northwestern University Makes Buildings Bird-Friendly

Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows.

World Water Day 2018: Four Promising Technologies Inspired By Nature

On World Water Day 2018, Frost & Sullivan explores this year's theme, "Nature for Water," by acknowledging the influence and inspiration natural filtration and treatment processes lend to water technologies.

Nestlé Waters CA Factories Certified For Water Practices

The company has certified its five California factories to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, spurred by shared water challenges in that state.

New Compostable Takeout Containers From Eco-Products

Made with sugarcane, WorldView™ Naturals offer a nice green vibe for environmentally friendly restaurants and facilities.

New LEED Ceiling Solutions Guide From Rockfon

The free Rockfon® LEED® v4 Solution Guide shares ceiling solutions for sustainable building projects.

WRI, MIT Focus On Creating Water Management Database

World Resources Institute and MIT Sloan School of Management have proposed a method to help pinpoint where utilities and local governments may need to fortify water management efforts.

Zinc-B-Gone Filters From StormwateRx

Available in Basic and Pro, this line of stormwater filters removes dissolved zinc and copper to strict stormwater benchmark and numeric action levels.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.

Six Cities Earn LEED For Cities Certification Grants

The new grant program is designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification.

Green Parking Projects Recognized In OH And CA

GBCI’s Parksmart program for sustainability in parking facilities has certified a Proctor & Gamble site in Cincinnati, and is evaluating an automated parking structure in Oakland, CA.

Keep Floors Clean, With Less Cleaning

Entrance mats in facilities help capture dirt and debris from foot traffic, but these items can also reduce negative impact on the environment.

Indiana Elementary School Is First Repeat Recycle-Bowl Champion

For the second time, Bon Air Elementary beat out more than 1,000 other schools to become the K-12 recycling competition's National Champion.

Stanton Chase LA, IWBI Team Up For Healthy Workplace Education

Stanton Chase will introduce clients to IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, which provides a meaningful solution to advance human health and well-being in the workplace.

Super Bowl LII: Environment Scores Big With Zero Waste

More than 90 percent of all trash generated at Super Bowl LII was responsibly recovered through composting, recycling, and reuse.

Call To Reduce Waste Is Renewed

As China suspends its acceptance of foreign waste, how might waste management at facilities be impacted?

Water Score From EPA WaterSense

Similar to the ENERGY STAR 1-100 scoring, the recently introduced tool addresses water consumption and conservation efforts for multi-family housing.

WE•Stand For Safe, Reliable Water

A recently published ANSI Standard for plumbing covers a broad range of water efficiency and safety concerns for facilities.

New Global EPDs For Wallcoverings

The Wallcoverings Association announced the Environmental Product Declarations, which cover five constructions of typical and specialty products.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2018

As a department of one, Kirk Beaudoin, senior facilities manager for adidas, formalized protocol for the company’s retail stores.

Facility Executive | February 2018 Issue

The February 2018 issue features our 2018 Facility Executive of the Year, an in-depth look at the building envelope, access control, document management, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

JFK International Earns LEED-EB: O+M Gold

The airport's Terminal 4 is the first in the U.S. to be awarded this green building certification.

Philadelphia, Baltimore Schools Replace Polystyrene In Cafeterias

The cities’ public schools are now using compostable round plates designed by the Urban School Food Alliance in their lunchrooms, diverting 19 million polystyrene food service items from landfills.

Going For Green With Energy Efficiency At The Winter Olympics

The color green will be present throughout the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee's (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

Leaf Living Wall From Nevins

Leaf Living Wall is a vertical garden of living plants that infuses interior spaces with greenery and promotes a healthy mental and physical environment.

TCW210-TH Temperature & Humidity Data Logger

The TCW210-TH data logger is for remote temperature and humidity monitoring applications.

Five Commercial Landscape Trends For 2018

The National Association of Landscape Professionals shares its forecast of landscape trends expected to impact planning, design, and maintenance.

CITY MULTI L-Generation Air-Source Unit By Mitsubishi Electric

Increased efficiencies make this variable refrigerant flow (VRF) outdoor unit suitable for facilities pursuing LEED certification or net zero energy.

Rush2Recycle Program Launching At Super Bowl LII Stadium

A partnership between the U.S. Bank Stadium management team and others aims to recover at least 90% of the waste generated at the facility during the Super Bowl on February 4.

Mainland China Leads Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED

Green building space in China is expected to reach two billion square meters by 2020, up from current estimates of 600 million square meters spread across more than 300 cities.

11 Office Recycling Resolutions For A Sustainable 2018

Instead of setting resolutions for yourself in 2018, try setting them as a team for your office or business and work together to meet your recycling program goals.

Question Of The Week: Are Companies Prepared For The New Energy Economy?

A new study by Schneider Electric shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape, but many aren’t taking the necessary steps. 

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