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Green - February 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
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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

Building Operating Management
Increasing Water, Wastewater Costs Demand Improved Efficiencypart 2: Restrooms, Landscaping Offer Opportunities For Water Savingspart 3: Cooling Towers Are Overlooked As Water Userspart 4: Water Efficiency Showcase: New Products

  


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LiveRoof Green Roof Greens Up San Diego County Operations Center

Building Operating Management
Green Cleaning Programs Offer Greater Efficiency As Part Of Overall Sustainability Planpart 2: Western Michigan University's Green Cleaning Program Helps In Push For LEED Certificationpart 3: Green Cleaning Standards Help Ensure Contractors Meet Cleaning Goals

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Facility Manager's Guide to LEED-EB O&M Rating Systempart 2: Overview of Points System for LEED-EB O&Mpart 3: Successful LEED EB O&M Certification May Take Years to Achievepart 4: Options to Explore When LEED EB O&M Certification Not Possible

  


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ULI Greenprint Center For Building Performance Announces Five New Members

Building Operating Management
LEED Certified Lab Offers Lessons In Efficiency, Project Managementpart 2: Laboratory Construction Project Management Strategies Prove Effective

  


Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Are Among The Passionate, Progressive Executives Setting The Sustainability Agendapart 2: Sustainability Executives Need Knowledge of Workings and Priorities of Organizationpart 3: Sustainability Executives Have To Market Green Success Stories part 4: Most Sustainability Departments Have Wide-Ranging Responsibilities, Small Staff

  


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USGBC Launches Green Building Information Gateway

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Urban Wind TurbinesJLM Energy Inc.

Building Operating Management
Team Effort Helps Make Green Health Care Design A Realitypart 2: Space Programming Needs To Be Early Consideration In Health Care Designpart 3: Health Care Design Needs To Take Adjacency Into Consideration part 4: Building Envelope Is A Significant Influence On Patient Bed Tower Designpart 5: Central Plant Requirements Affect Health Care Construction And Operations part 6: Briefings: GSA Studies Reveal Energy Savings

  


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LiveRoof Green Roof Brings Natural Beauty to the Rooftop of Bearden Hill Office Building in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Liberty Tire Recycling Donates Playground Safety Surfacing for New Playground Project

Building Operating Management
GSA Rehabilitates Historic King Federal Building in Atlantapart 2: Green Strategies in a Historic Preservation Project: King Federal Building in Atlanta

  


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UGL Services Supports John Hancock Financial through LEED Certification

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Los Angeles Superior Court Building Transformed into Model of Energy Efficiency

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TIA Launches Effort to Standardize STEP Rating System

Building Operating Management
Survey Of Energy Efficient Properties Shows LEED Offers Advantagespart 2: LEED Projects Are Not Homogenous Grouppart 3: How To Get Improved Results From Energy Projects

  


Building Operating Management
How Office Park Landscapes Can Reduce Water Usepart 2: Smart Irrigation Systems, Rainwater Collection Are Cost-Effective part 3: Proposed Legionella Standard Undergoing Further Revisionspart 4: USGBC Perspective: Greenbuild 2012 Celebrates Sustainable Building Management

  


Building Operating Management
Office Renovation for Architecture Firm Achieves LEED Platinumpart 2: Green Features Reduce Energy Consumption 58 Percent

  


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How to Use LEED-CI

Building Operating Management
Robert Francis Focuses on Sustainability Amid Drexel University's Massive Growthpart 2: Why Drexel University Chose Green Globes Over LEEDpart 3: Drexel University Relies On RECs As Part Of Energy Strategypart 4: Drexel University Continues To Be On Lookout For Ways To Cut Carbon

  


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Leading Workplace And Restroom Hygiene Company Takes Green Initiative To Next Level

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Survey Finds Recycling Programs Considered Valuable and Important

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart-Controller Technology Helps Managers Irrigate Sustainablypart 2: Sustainability: Assessing Irrigation Needs Prevents Problems

  


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Practice Greenhealth and Sustainability Dashboard Tools Form Strategic Partnership

Building Operating Management
Green Operations in Multi-Tenant Buildings Require Solid Planning, Tenant Buy-inpart 2: Developing a Sustainability Plan in Multi-Tenant Buildings Has Several Potential Challengespart 3: Sustainability Program Must Account For Tenant Behaviorpart 4: Sustainability Plan, Tenant Buy-In Are Only Beginning Of Successful Green Operations

  


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ASHRAE and UNEP Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Refrigeration in Facilities and Systems

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NSF International Develops Product Category Rules (PCR) for Commercial and Institutional Seating Enabling Reporting of Environmental Attributes

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Visionary Performance Standard Catalyzing Seismic Shift In The Way We Build Buildings Named Winner Of 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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What is LEEDv4?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hurricane Cleanup Lets Campus Rebuild Sustainablypart 2: Maximizing Sustainability During Post-Hurricane Restorationpart 3: Grounds Department Staff Supports Sustainability Efforts

  


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Sustainable Interiors

Building Operating Management
Legal Issues Complicate LEED Guaranteespart 2: Gifford Lawsuit Over LEED Certifications Set Some Guidelines for What Recourse is Availablepart 3: Top 5 Occupant Engagement Myths of High-Performance Buildingspart 4: USGBC Perspective: The Evolution of LEED for Existing Buildings

  


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New Smart Building Technology to Increase Federal Buildings Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Office Building Earns Dual-Platinum LEED Certification

  


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What is the Passive House rating system?

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How Can You Take Advantage of the Green Classroom Professional Certificate?

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Linetec finishes panel system for Houston's Hess Tower the first LEED Gold office tower in the central business district

Building Operating Management
Water and Air Infiltration Can Quickly Compromise Building Exteriorpart 2: Building Envelope Commisssioning Ensures Exteriors Perform as Plannedpart 3: Performance Testing Helps Ensure Air-Tight, Water-Tight Constructionpart 4: Finding Energy Waste Requires Knowledge of How Energy Transfers Through Building Components

  


Building Operating Management
Sustainable Interiors Now Part of Design DNApart 2: Environmental Declarations Help Facility Managers Make Informed Decisionspart 3: Plans and Policies Help Facility Managers Drive Sustainability

  


Building Operating Management
The First Steps Of A LEED-EBOM Initiativepart 2: The Advantages of the LEED Accredited Professional Programpart 3: The Three Biggest LEED-EBOM Challengespart 4: Getting Started on a LEED-EBOM Initiative Now

  


Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Have More Green Building Ratings Systems Choices Than Everpart 2: LEED Offers Guidelines for Green Design, Construction and Operationspart 3: Green Globes Program Covers Wide Range of Buildingspart 4: Living Building Challenge is Advanced Green Building Standardpart 5: SERF Offers Affordable Alternative to Other Green Building Ratings Systemspart 6: BOMA 360 Includes Sustainability as Part of Focus On Efficient Operations

  


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IMT Joins DOE, BOMA, NRDC to Launch First Comprehensive Green Leasing Library

Building Operating Management
Higher Energy Star Score Key to LEED-EBOMpart 2: Auditing, Retrocommissioning Can Lead to Better Energy Star Score, LEED Successpart 3: LEED-EBOM's Energy Star Prerequisite Not Intended to Discourage Participationpart 4: USGBC Perspective: LEED 2012 Revises Point System, Adds Market Sectors

  


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Center for Green Schools Launches Green Classroom Professional Certificate

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What is the STARS Rating System?

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Six Steps To LEED-EBOM

Building Operating Management
The Best Way To Reduce Water Use In High-Rise Buildingspart 2: Avoid Common Mistakes When Look At Water Efficiency Improvementspart 3: Advances in Water Efficiency Technology, Codes and Policies

  


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Report: Zero Energy Buildings on the Rise Across the U.S.

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IBM Helps Los Angeles Schools Create Smarter, Greener Campuses

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New and Updated Credits Introduced into LEED Pilot Credit Library

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WAC Lighting's "EcoChandelier" Cited as Hot 50 Products by Green Builder Magazine

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Product Release: CleanRiver Wood Paneled "Transition-Ready" Recycling Container

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Report: How Sustainability in Buildings Advances Resiliency

Building Operating Management
Six Steps to a Successful LEED-EBOM Projectpart 2: LEED-EBOM: Evaluating How Hard It Will Be to Gain Certificationpart 3: Successful LEED-EBOM Projects Require Resourcefulness, Realistic Timelinespart 4: Occupant Buy-in Can Make or Break LEED-EBOM Projects

  


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Green Schools Linked To Better Student Health, Performance

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Water-Conservation Pledges Sought to Help Valley Campus Save Water

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Port of Los Angeles Police Headquarters Earns LEED Gold

Building Operating Management
Never Too Early to be Better at the InterContinental San Franciscopart 2: Energy Audit Leads to Further Energy Savings, LEED Gold

  


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Smart Office Recycling: Becoming a Worm Wrangler

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The "Big Four" Green Building Rating Systems

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CertainTeed Launches Online Tool to Simplify LEED Documentation

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U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award Highlights CIMS-GB

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Report: Growth in Biobased Products Predicted in 2012

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Third Public Comment Period for Update to USGBC's LEED Green Building Program Now Open

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Paint Applicationspart 2: Specifying Paints for Performance and Sustainabilitypart 3: Developing Paint and Coating Policiespart 4: Important Painting Project Considerations

  


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Sustainable Tiles and Installation Material Manufacturers Can Now Earn Green Squared Certification through NSF International

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IEHA Recognizes Clorox Commercial Solutions Green Works Concentrated Cleaners as High Performance Cleaning Products (HPCP)

Building Operating Management
High Performance Buildings: Avoiding Problemspart 2: Energy Modeling for High-Performance Buildings is Only as Good as the Inputspart 3: High Performance Buildings: HVAC Designspart 4: USBGC Releases Rankings of States With Most LEED-Certified Buildings