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Green - February 2015

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
Targeting Occupant Behavior for Energy Savingspart 2: Power of Group, Leaders Can Drive Energy Savingspart 3: Focus on Barriers to Change and Study Your Buildingspart 4: Top 10 States for LEED Show Market for Green Building Gaining

  


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ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Agree to Develop Biomass Requirements for Green Building Standard

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IRN Provides 6 Million Pounds of Furnishings to Charities on5 Continents

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New Study on Clean Diesel Technology Affirms Near-Zero Emissions, No Significant Health Impact

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Sloan To Help Chicago Cubs Improve Water Efficiency

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Ingersoll Rand Introduces the EcoWise Portfolio of Products as Step to Achieve its Global Climate Commitment

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Ecova Survey Reveals 2015 Energy and Sustainability Predictions

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How Prevalent is Greenwash These Days?

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Inside the 'World's Most Sustainable Office Building'

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Five High-Performance Building Trends For 2015

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How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Toolspart 2: More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educatorspart 3: Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

  


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Sloan Signs with Chicago Cubs as Water Efficiency Partner

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$3.2 Million Clean Energy Infrastructure Project Will Shrink Carbon Footprint and Improve Operations at Philadelphia Senior Living Facility

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Green Ideas Completes LEED Gold Certification for Garmin Corporate Campus

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Two Portland, Ore., Buildings Earn LEED Certification

  


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LEED Volume Delivers High-Performance on a Large Scale

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USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Deadline

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What We Can Learn From LEED's Critics

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JLM Offers New Choices for Energy Independence, Batteries Included

Building Operating Management
Four Tips on LEED O+M Can Ease Way to Certificationpart 2: LEED O+M: Understanding Energy Audits and Retrocommissioningpart 3: LEED O+M: Cut Energy, Water Waste With O+M Manual, Requirements

  


Building Operating Management
On-Site Water Can Lead To Goal of Net-Zero Waterpart 2: Net-Zero, Re-Use Approaches Address Looming Water Problems part 3: Treatment and Popularity of Re-Using Onsite Waterpart 4: Product Showcase: Water Efficiency

  


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Inaugural Big-Business Forum Flexes Market Muscle in Favor of Healthier Building Materials

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The Importance of Net-Zero Energy Goals

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The Intersection of Green Building Design and Fire Safety

Building Operating Management
States Raise The Bar On High-Performance Buildingspart 2: ASHRAE, LEED Updates Include Lighting, Sustainable Materialspart 3: A Beginner's Guide to ASHRAE 90.1 and LEEDv4part 4: The Rise of the LEED City

  


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Top-Level Sustainability: Hospital's Green Roof Delivers Benefits

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Honeywell and U.S. Green Building Council Collaborate to Advance Building Sustainability

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Johnson Controls' Technology and Consulting Expertise Helps China Office Tower Achieve Double Green Certification

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Center for Sustainable Landscapes Building First to Achieve WELL Platinum Certification

  


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Transwestern Debuts World's First LEED v4 Volume Program For Managed Portfolio

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Defining High-Performance Buildings

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CertainTeed Issues Industry-First Health Product Declarations For Fiberglass Insulation

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Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute Provides Path For Companies To Improve Product Health

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces First New York Green Bank Transactions

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Green Building Initiative Celebrates A Decade Of Growth And Influence

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World's First Net-Zero Exhibit Space To Be Unveiled At Greenbuild 2014

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PROSOCO R-Guard Products Make Prestigious Top 10 List

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Aetna Building in Phoenix Earns LEED Silver

  


Building Operating Management
Third-Party Green Certifications Still a Critical Part of Product Selectionpart 2: Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications part 3: Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systemspart 4: Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications

  


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General Motor's Sustainability Strategies

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How To Successfully Commission

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LEED Dynamic Plaque May Lead To Better LEED Performance

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ClearinghouserepurposedMATERIALS

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What Is High-Performance Building?

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Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development

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U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

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What Is Resilience in Buildings?

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New $252 Million Medical Center's Efficient HVAC Design Boasts 18% Energy Savings Vs. Conventional Systems

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Schneider Electric and ChargePoint Partner to Launch New EVlink Cloud Connected Charging Stations with Comprehensive Services

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Zipcar Aims For Collaborative Community In New Headquarters

  


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High-Performance Products Make High-Performance Buildings

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FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Servicespart 2: Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

  


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High-Performance Exteriors Require Creativity, Commitmentpart 2: Attention To Detail Helps Eliminate Envelope Leakspart 3: High-Performance Exterior Helps Library Use Less Energy In More Spacepart 4: With Water A Concern, Education Was Key To Convincing Owners To Use Open-Ventilated Rain Screen

  


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To Get The Most Out Of Open Office Plans, Pay Close Attention To The Detailspart 2: Successful Daylighting In Open Offices Requires Careful Planning Of Partitions, Office Layout part 3: Operable Windows Offer Sustainability Benefits, But Also Acoustical Challengespart 4: Raised Floor Can Help Limit Reconfiguration Hassles In Open Offices

  


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How To Maximize Your Water Efficiency Effortspart 2: Electronic Faucets, Aerators Can Help Meet Water Efficiency Goalspart 3: Lower-Flush Fixtures Can Save Water, But Be Aware Of Infrastructure Challengespart 4: Water Efficiency Requires Occupant Cooperation, Change Of Habits

  


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Occupant Engagement, Proper Operation Help Meet Sustainable Operations Goalspart 2: Success Of Sustainability Initiatives Often Hinges On Reaching The Right Peoplepart 3: Engage Facility Staff To Help Ensure Sustainable Operationspart 4: Human Behavior Can Make It Hard To Find Best Way To Encourage Sustainable Behavior

  


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GSA's Contract Structure For High-Performance Building Project Shows Future Possibilitiespart 2: Performance Targets Helped GSA Ensure Expedited Bid Process Didn't Sacrifice Energy Efficiencypart 3: Planning For Measurement And Verification Surprises Helps GSA Hit Energy Efficiency Targetspart 4: Training Of Building Occupants, Operators Is Critical To Maintaining High Performance

  


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Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

  


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Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

  


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Pros And Cons Of Green Building Rating Systemspart 2: Certified Energy Manager Credential Is One Option For Energy-Focused Professional Sustainability Certificationpart 3: Green Globes, Energy Star, BOMA 360, Living Building Challenge Offer Different Benefits For Different Buildingspart 4: USGBC Perspective: Education @USGBC To Teach Green Building Best Practices

  


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Schneider Electric Powering Shedd Aquarium's Solar Installation Through Unique Partnership

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Schneider Electric and Fonroche Partner on 40 Mega-Watt Solar Field in Puerto Rico

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High-Performance Green Colleges Make the Grade

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Chicago Office Tower Earns LEED Platinum

  


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Techspray Introduces ForeverSolv Solvent Reclaim Program Nationwide

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Acuity Brands Manufacturing Facility Achieves Zero Landfill Certification

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Reckson/SL Green Goes Electric

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People, Planet, Profits: True Corporate Responsibility

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Is LEED Broken?

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Offers More Stringent Acoustical Standardspart 2: LEED v4 Tackles Acoustics With New Noise Control Pilot Credit, Expanded Acoustic Performance Credits part 3: LEED v4 Expands Acoustic Performance In Multiple Areas

  


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Green Roof is a Highlight of SEPTA’s 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop

Building Operating Management
How To Determine How Water Is Used, and How Water Is Being Wastedpart 2: Less Obvious Systems To Consider in Pursuing Water Efficiencypart 3: Net-Zero Water: Is It Realistic? part 4: Barriers To Water Efficiency

  


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Technoform Glass Insulation Helps Seattle's Bullitt Center Become The Greenest Commercial Building In The World

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The Rexel Foundation and Next Step Announce Alliance

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The Fragrance Factor in Cleaning Chemicals

Building Operating Management
Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Educationpart 2: Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

  


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LEED Dynamic Plaque May Lead To Better LEED Performance

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What Is High-Performance Building?

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Requires A New Facility Management Approach To LEEDpart 2: LEED v4: How Energy And Atmosphere, Materials And Resources And Indoor Environmental Quality Requirements Have Changedpart 3: Lessons Learned From A LEED v4 Beta Projectpart 4: USGBC Releases Top 10 States For LEED

  


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How To Successfully Commission