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Drones, robots, and advanced access control: How these three technologies are changing how facilities managers plan security in their buildings.
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Green E-Mail Resources
You may not have thought of it as such, but email is inherently a green technology – it saves a lot of paper (well, assuming you don't print your e-mails, ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 6/25/2008
Green Collar Jobs on the Rise
Does your organization have a Director of Sustainability or a Vice President of Environmental Practice, or maybe just a Green Guru? If not, your organization may be in the minority.
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Date posted: 5/6/2008
It's All Greenwash To Me
There’s greenwashing, and then there’s GREENWASHING, and sadly, it’s often hard to tell the difference. Sometimes greenwashing is a purposeful and blatant distortion of the truth. Often, it takes the ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 2/13/2008
Green Paying for Green
Green success stories are coming in fast and furious these days, but here’s one that definitely stands out from the crowd. The Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, a ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 11/5/2007
How Do You Deal With Disruption?
We’re under construction – literally! Part of our headquarters building here at Trade Press Publishing is finally getting a bit of a makeover. That’s the good news. The bad news ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 10/9/2007
Have You Heard of Green Globes?
How familiar are you with LEED? At the very least, you probably understand that it’s a rating system that is supposed to tell you how environmentally responsible your building really ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 8/22/2007
The Sustainable Swiss
I recently had the pleasure of spending a week in Switzerland with about 30 other journalists from all over the world. We spent the week touring Swiss renewable energy companies ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 7/16/2007
It's Hard To Beat a BIM
A few weeks ago, I flew cross-country to attend a major software company’s press day. Events like these are all pretty similar: near-breathless and usually over-caffeinated product managers run through ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 2/28/2007
Super Bowl, Super Emissions
With apologies to Chicago Bears fans, Super Bowl XLI was one of the most entertaining Super Bowls in recent memory. (As a huge Colts fan, I may be a bit ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 2/13/2007
Evaluating Cool Roofs
February may seem like an odd time to bring up the subject of cool roofs and their AC-savings, but the reality is that in many northern cities (like here in ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 2/1/2007
How ‘bout Them Cowboys’ New Stadium?
There are few single-building construction projects that tip the scales at more than a billion dollars. A few examples include ultramodern skyscrapers, like The Freedom Tower ($2 billion), power plants, ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 12/27/2006
One side paints gloomy portraits such as frequent Katrina-like hurricanes, a thousand-fold increase in incidence of malaria, and extinction of hundreds of species of animals (including our own, potentially). The ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 12/13/2006
Wal-Mart’s Sustainable Experiment
If you look up “oxymoron” in the dictionary, you might find the following as an example: Environmentally friendly Wal-Mart. But, incredibly, that description is true – at least in respect ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 12/6/2006
Greenbuild 2006 – Focusing on Emissions
Another successful Greenbuild (with more than 13,000 attendees!) concluded recently in Denver, and arguably the most significant piece of news to emerge from the conference was USGBC’s announcement that, pending ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 11/27/2006
Is Productivity a Stupid Argument?
The cover story for the December issue of Building Operating Management is an article about how corporate culture influences facility interior design and vice versa, and how both may influence ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 11/17/2006
Mazel Tov, indeed!
Salvaged brick, low-flow toilets, a reflective roof, and energy efficient boilers are just a few of the green technologies Evanston, Ill.’s Jewish Reconstructionist Congregration is using on its new $6.5 ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 11/8/2006
Ever needed to send a small car (or anything that weighs about 3,000 pounds) to the top of a half-built skyscraper in under a minute? If so, you’re in luck ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 10/26/2006
Reading Up on Global Warming
With news that “the Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law California’s AB 32 — the California Global Warming Solutions Act — the first piece of U.S. legislation aimed at reducing ... continue reading>>
Date posted: 10/19/2006