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Green - December 2013

The Green landing page for Facility Professionals.

Topics related to Green

water conservation, leed, usgbc, greenhouse gases, roi, emissions, greenguard, green seal, greenwash, green cleaners
Building Operating Management
Tripling Down On The Bottom Line: Facility Management Strategiespart 2: Triple Bottom Line: Facility Managers Are Positioned To Lead Effortspart 3: Facility Managers Build Bridges To Achieve Sustainability Goals

  


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The Cradle to Cradle Certified Program — A Pioneering Approach to Safe and Healthy Products

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Ultra-green Modular Classroom Prototype Relies On Premier SIPS

Building Operating Management
GlaxoSmithKline's Double LEED Platinum Headquarters Is Transforming How Its Occupants Workpart 2: At GSK Headquarters, Building Systems Are Efficient, But Planning And Operations Are Critical To Sustainabilitypart 3: GSK's U.S. Headquarters Inspires True Collaboration Between Occupantspart 4: Atrium, Other Alternative Workspaces Offer Flexibility, Collaboration Options At GSK Headquarterspart 5: Facility Management 'Concierges,' Easy Access To IT Department Are Among GSK's Changes To Traditional Office Space

  


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Bullitt Center, World's Greenest Office Building, Constructed With PPG Glass

Building Operating Management
Why Facility Managers Make the Best Sustainability Executivespart 2: IFMA's Sustainability Programs Can Help FMs Meet Sustainability Goalspart 3: Areas For FMs To Master In Sustainability: Planning, Project Management, Communication, Real Estate, Financepart 4: Technology, Operations and Maintenance Are Keys To Sustainability Effortspart 5: A Guide To Greenbuild 2013

  


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Green Seal Begins "The Green Seal Blog"

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Why Green Schools Are Important For Students and Teachers

Building Operating Management
UC Merced Earns 11th LEED Certification, 2nd Platinum

  


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Five Inexpensive Ways for Facilities to Become LEED-Certified

Building Operating Management
GSA Continues On Road To Net Zero Energy Buildingspart 2: ESPCs Are Critical Piece Of Efforts To Get Government Facilities To Net Zeropart 3: GSA's LEED Certification Requirements Remain In Place

  


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Green Seal Answers Questions Regarding New GS-51 Standard

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Get Occupants Involved in Green

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Changes Are Focused On Performancepart 2: Managing Building Operations And Improving Energy Efficiency Are Key Components Of LEED v4part 3: LEED v4 Has Indoor and Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification

  


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What LEED Says About Alternative Transportation

Building Operating Management
Most Impactful Changes in LEED v4part 2: LEED-EBOM's Performance and Establishment Requirementspart 3: Explaining the "Energy Jumpstart" Credit in LEED-EBOMpart 4: The LEED-EBOM v4 Grace Period

  


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Facility Management Program Addresses Need to Sustainably Update New and Old Buildings

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Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency Leader, Achieves LEED Platinum Certification For Hong Kong Office Space

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LEED In Motion: Where Are the LEED-O+M APs?

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Silk-Screened Viracon Glass Adds Artistry to San Francisco Campus

Building Operating Management
How BIM Can Improve Building Efficiencypart 2: BIM Contract Requirements Help Standardize Resultspart 3: Survey: How BIM Is Being Used And Where It Will Go In The Futurepart 4: USGBC Offers Resources To Ease LEED v4 Transition

  


Building Operating Management
Metropolitan Square Earns LEED-EBOM Gold

  


Building Operating Management
Is There Still A LEED Premium?part 2: LEED Certification: Are You Just Buying a Plaque?

  


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LEEDv4 Passes Member Vote In A Landslide

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How To Keep Momentum After A LEED-EBOM Certification?

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Will EPAct Deductions Be Extended?

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Emerald Brand and WNW Hospitality Partner To Manage Hotels More Responsibly

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Purchasing Green Just Got Easier

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Enerliance Recognized As Leading Green Company In Orange County 


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NADCA and IAQA Announce New Partnership

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Ecova Joins White House Inspired Green Button Initiative

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USGBC Releases LEED in Motion Report

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ABM Expands Solar Expertise

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Seattle School Certified as World's Fourth Living Building, First on West Coast

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What Took So Long With LEEDv4?

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Top 10 Ways Building Managers, Tenants Can Be Green Every Day

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Will The "Dynamic LEED Plaque" Become a Reality?

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How to Engage Occupants in Sustainability Strategies

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Who Runs Sustainability In Your Organization?

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Leviton Receives $1 Million Funding to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations throughout New York

Building Operating Management
Tenant Engagement, Energy Efficiency Lead To LEED Gold for 255 Alhambra Circle

  


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Sustainability Report from KBM Highlights a Growing Commitment to Green

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Group Health Puyallup Medical Center Earns LEED Gold

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Crossville Announces Latest Recycling Program Milestones

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Survey Indicates Americans Are Going Green in Larger Numbers

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Seven Tips for Making Facilities More Sustainable

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Green Certified Spray-On/Wipe-Off All-Purpose Cleaner

Building Operating Management
Measurement and Verification Can Help Maintain Efficiency, Improve LEED Scorespart 2: Measurement And Verification Requires Close Attention To Be Successful Part Of Green Building Initiativespart 3: How Continuous Measurement And Verification Helped Improve Operational Efficiencypart 4: LEED for Healthcare Aims To Help Improve Health of Buildings, Patients

  


Building Operating Management
New School of Nursing Facility Uses State-Of-The-Art Sustainable Strategiespart 2: Chilled Beam System Among LEED, Sustainable Strategies

  


Building Operating Management
The First Step in Evaluating Cooling Tower Efficiencypart 2: How To Track And Measure Cooling Tower Efficiency Improvementspart 3: Minimizing Cooling Tower Blowdownpart 4: Water Savings From Cooling Tower Efficiency Strategiespart 5: Cooling Tower Efficiency Leads To Other Efficiencies

  


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Watts Water Technologies Cuts Ribbon on New Hampshire Foundry

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USGBC's LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall

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Why Green Seal's GS-51 Laundry Standard Will Benefit Several Industries

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Evive Stations Make it Easy to Be Green and to "Clean Between"

Building Operating Management
In Miami, Brickell World Plaza Combines Connectivity, Sustainability To Provide Green Class A Office Spacepart 2: ICT, Uptime And Direct Internet Connection Are Some Of Brickell World Plaza's Selling Pointspart 3: Internet Connectivity, Security Are Critical Elements of 600 Brickell's Building Intelligencepart 4: Water Demands, Energy Management Are Among Lessons Learned From Early Days of 600 Brickell

  


Building Operating Management
Which Green Building Product Criteria Should Facility Managers Use?part 2: 'Red List' Of Chemicals Can Help Guide Building Product Selection, But Will Not Be Definitivepart 3: LEED, Living Building Challenge Can Help Inform Product Selectionpart 4: LEED v4 Does Not Include Chemical Red Listpart 5: Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations Offer Standardized Data On Building Product Information

  


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Kirberg Company Helps to Complete St. Louis' First Green Energy High Rise

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What Is The Living Building Challenge?

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Metal Sales Equips New Net-Zero Energy Prototype Home

Building Operating Management
How Facility Managers Can Sell And Implement Green Interiors Projectspart 2: Facility Managers Can Use Formal Sustainability Policy To Build Support For Green Interiors Initiativespart 3: Show Sustainability Doesn't Cost More To Gain Approval For Green Interiors Projectspart 4: While Cost Is Key, Green Interiors Projects Can Be Sold On Other Benefits

  


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Does the New LEED Include a "Red List" of Chemicals?

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New State Laws Advance Green Building

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GSA Keeps LEED as Its Standard of Choice

Building Operating Management
Rising Water Prices Mean It's Time For A Professional Water Certification For Facility Managerspart 2: Water Credential For Facility Managers Would Focus On Efficiency, Metering and Usage part 3: Water Credential Would Need To Include Information On Codes, Standards, Regulations And Rating Systems

  


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Top Ten Facts about Green Seal's New Laundry Standard

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Certification: How To Overcome Challenges Of Multi-tenant Facilitiespart 2: Focus On Building Core, Common Areas To Sell Owners On LEED-EBOM In Multi-Tenant Facilitiespart 3: LEED-EBOM Purchasing Credits Are Recurring Challenge In Multi-Tenant Facilitiespart 4: Keep Financial Considerations In Mind When Pursuing LEED-EBOM In Multi-Tenant Facilities part 5: Better Data Can Make LEED-EBOM An Easier Sell To Tenants, Ownerspart 6: Fannie Mae's LEED-EBOM Push

  


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Penn State's Futuristic Millennium Science Complex Earns LEED Gold, Features Wausau's Superwall And Sun Shades

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Focus on Climate Change in the Arctic Could Yield Environmental and Financial Dividends, Panel Concludes

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EPA Recognizes Medical Centers and Universities for Emissions Reductions and Energy Savings

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SL Green Achieves Gold

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A Refresher on LEED-EBOM Recertification

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What Is the LEED Pilot Credit Library?

Building Operating Management
Environmental Benefits, Less Handling Of Chemicals Are Selling Points For Green Cleaningpart 2: Work With Vendors On Training Program To Maximize Effectiveness Of Green Cleaning Chemicals, Methodspart 3: Green Cleaning Hot Buttons: Costs, Greenwashing

  


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LEED Certification for Multiple Buildings

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Less Is More Is Also Green When It Comes To Real Estate

Building Operating Management
Calculating Water Upgrade Payback Involves These Four Factorspart 2: Five More Ways To Accurately Calculate Water Upgrade Paybackpart 3: Tightening Water Standards Help Shape Water Upgrade Projects

  


Building Operating Management
Sustainable Construction And Renovation On Campus Help Cut Costs, Attract Studentspart 2: Conduct Energy Efficiency Analysis Before Beginning Sustainable Campus Construction part 3: Resilient Design, Campus Master Plan Are Important Elements Of Sustainable Constructionpart 4: LEED v4 Demand Response Pilot Credit Encourages Analysis Of Outside Power Generation

  


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GSA's Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED for All GSA Buildings

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DTZ Supports Glenborough LEED Gold Certification Initiative

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UL Environment Validates First Landfill Waste Diversion Claim; GAF Demonstrates Role as Sustainability Leader

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Green Seal Releases New Standard for Sustainable Industrial and Institutional Laundry Products

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Survey: Managers Not Willing to Pay More for Water

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What Does It Mean To Be Carbon Neutral?

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Is Your Building Green, Sustainable, High-Performance, or All of the Above?

Building Operating Management
Improved Energy Performance is One of Many Goals for New LEED-EBOM

  


Building Operating Management
From Guest Demands To Dolphin Tanks, Hospitality Facilities Face Challenges Going Greenpart 2: Hospitality Industry Moving From Words To Action When It Comes To Sustainabilitypart 3: Hospitality Employees Play Big Role In Sustainability Effortspart 4: In Hospitality Facilities, Facility Managers Find Many Ways to Improve Sustainability

  


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MOTECH's Solar Panels Used By Entersolar For Large Ultrachem PV installation

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Where To Start With LEED-EBOM

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Sustainability Factors in Students College Decisions

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Standard for High Performance Green Health Care Facilities Open for Public Review

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Proposals to Keep Water from "Going Down the Drain" Made for Green Building Standard

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First Tower in Paris Achieves LEED Gold Recognition

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University of Maryland Housekeeping Unit Earns Green Seal Certification

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City of Mesa Scores Green from SRP for Going Green

Building Operating Management
How the GSA's Bean Federal Center Uses Solar Power to Save on Utility Costspart 2: Photovoltaic Lab on Bean Federal Center Roof Helps GSA Find Best Solar Solutionspart 3: Bean Federal Center Solar Power Project Creates Jobs, Utility Savings part 4: USGBC Lists Top 10 LEED States for 2012

  


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The Installed Price of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace

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San Francisco Sets Example By Publishing Energy Consumption Data For Over 300 City Buildings

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What Will 2013 Bring For "Red List" Chemicals?

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Voters Strongly Support Accelerated Action on Smart Infrastructure, Clean Energy Investments

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Military Facilities Reap Huge Benefits From Using LEED, Says Independent Study

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Water Conservation Standard Opens for First Public Comment

Building Operating Management
Bridge The Gap From Construction To Efficient Operationspart 2: Tie Design and Construction Teams To Building Performancepart 3: LEED Certification Aims To Be Constantly Evolving

  


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Miron Construction, Symbiont and Biothane team awarded FCPC Renewable Generation Waste-To-Energy Project

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Independent Carton Group Members Reduce Carbon Footprint and Energy Costs

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