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Green - February 2016

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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Green Roofs Grow Globally

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Green Seal: Georgia Tech Certified for Sustainable Leadership in Green Cleaning

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GBCI Administers Green Garage Certification Program

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USGBC: Organization Approves 'New Construction Guide' for LEED Pilot Credit Library

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How Do You Use EPDs and HPDs for Product Selection?

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New Manual Targets ASHRAE Green Building Standard

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14 Tips for Success in Green BuildingFirst of a 4-part article from the U.S. Green Building Councilpart 2: Green Strategies Include Early Use of Safety Experts, Installation Troubleshootingpart 3: Other Green Strategies Include Inventory Management, Good Roof Maintenance part 4: U.S. Green Building Council Perspective: High-Performance Green Buildings as a Keystone of a Low-Carbon Economy

  


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Aquatherm: Company 'LEEDs' by Obtaining 'Environmentally Friendly' Product Declaration

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GBCI To Administer Green Parking Program

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Sustainable Buildings Industry Council: Group Recognizes 2015 'Beyond Green' Award Winners

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New York Power Authority: Program Lets Solar Shine in Schools

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PNC’s LEED Platinum Tower: One of the Greenest Office Buildings in the World

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Yost Grube Hall: Headquarters Is Awarded LEED Gold Certification

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Solar Power for Your Building? How About a Super-Efficient ‘Sunflower’

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USGBC Colorado: Group Predicts Major Green Building Growth in 2016

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Solar Canopies Bring Multiple Benefits To Property Management FirmPhotovoltaic system aligns with long-term investment philosophy of firm

  


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Post Brothers: Company Receives LEED Gold for Philadelphia High-Rise

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Sustainably Dashboard: Growth of Sustainability Reporting Reflects Growth of Green, Social, and Environmental Issues

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Covanta: Making 'Green' Work At the Office

Building Operating Management
Using Buildings to Support Human HealthFirst of a 4-part article on using building design and operations to support wellnesspart 2: Defining Wellness and How to Achieve It in Buildingspart 3: Strategies in Existing Facilities Include Using Stairs to Get People Movingpart 4: Targeting Toxic Exposure from Materials Another Key to Occupant Health

  


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Interconnected World: How Green Building Relates to Sharing of ‘Common’ ResourcesFirst of a 4-part article from the U.S. Green Building Councilpart 2: Sustainability Game Offers Lesson in Ocean Depletionpart 3: Relating Building Management to Our Common Air, Energy Resourcespart 4: USGBC Perspective: the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study

  


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Facilities Respond to California’s DroughtFirst of a 4-part article on how the state’s facilities are reducing water use part 2: California Water-Use Targets Include Sprinklers, Water Reclamation, Landscapingpart 3: Better Design, Management, Technology Aid California Water Reductionpart 4: Dishwashing Efficiency, Xeriscaping Help Cut California Water Use

  


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TOTO: Company Announces Plumbing Industry's First Products to Earn 'Red List Free' Declare Labels

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Despite Progress, Solar Still Faces Obstacles

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Good News on Green Building from USGBC’s Economic Impact Study

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U.S. Green Building Council: Organization Commits to Scaling LEED Green Buildings to More Than 5 Billion Square Feet Over Next 5 Years

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How Do You Select High-Performance Building Products?

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If You Have a BAS, You’re Half Way to Internet of Things

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Survey: Facility Water Conservation Measures In CaliforniaSurvey looks at facilities that say water conservation is a high priority

  


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Seeking LEED Certification in Retail SpacesFirst of a 3-part article on how retailers are using LEED and other resources to prioritize sustainability and go green part 2: Landlord-Tenant Partnerships Can Build LEED Criteria into Retail Spacespart 3: External Communications Can Aid LEED Retail Strategies

  


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Database Aims to Help with Sustainable Specification

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United Technologies: New Study Demonstrates Indoor Environment Has Significant Impact on Cognitive Function

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Fomo Products: Company Attends White House Event to Help with Global Warming

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Greenbuild 2015 Heads to Washington, D.C., May Be Biggest YetU.S. Green Building Council Perspective

  


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Daikin: White House Recognizes Company for Commitment to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Danfoss: Company Participates in White House Roundtable on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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EPA WaterSense: Award Winners Make All the Difference

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HJKessler Associates: Company Named LEED Proven Provider by Green Building Certification Institute

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Value of Internet of Things to Green BuildingsFirst part of a 4-part article exploring the promise and challenge of the Building Internet of Things for facilitiespart 2: IoT Lighting Controls Taking the Lead in Efficient, Green Applicationspart 3: Complexity of Commercial Buildings a Challenge to IoT Applicationspart 4: Big Future Predicted for IoT, but a Simple Definition Is Elusive

  


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Ingersoll Rand: Company Marks Climate Commitment Achievement at White House HFC Reduction Roundtable

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Third-Party Green Standards Fuel Growth of Sustainable Building Productspart 2: Green Standards Guide Purchasing for Facility Managers

  


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Green Building Companies: Consortium Issues Call for Entries for New 'BOLD Awards'

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Outdoor Power Equipment Institute: 3 New Board Members Announced

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ULI: Report Shows Reductions in Energy and Carbon Emissions in Buildings Worldwide

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Green Seal: Ellis Hotel Receives Silver Certification for Lodging Properties

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SB Architects: Miami Design District's Palm Court a Winner in the USGBC 2015 LEEDership and Green Awards Program

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Siemens: Company Launches City Performance Tool

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USGBC: New Study Finds Green Construction is Major U.S. Economic Driver

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Training Staff, Occupants to Reach Sustainability GoalsFirst of a 3-part article exploring what is needed beyond technology to achieve high-performance buildingspart 2: Creating a Facilities Environment Inviting to Technologypart 3: Knowing and Designing For Your Occupants

  


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ASHRAE Proposal Would Standardize Rating Systems

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GRESB: North American Commercial Real Estate Sector Improves Sustainability Performance

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Ten Key Steps to Resilience Planning for BuildingsHere's how to be proactive in incorporating resilience in your strategic facility planning. part 2: Climate Change Drives Need For Resilient Facilities

  


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Green Seal: Maryland Community College Is First to Receive Green Seal Certification for Custodial Cleaning Services

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WegoWise: Study Finds California Apartment Buildings Fall Short on Water Conservation

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U.S. Green Building Council: Mayors to Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action During UN Conference in Paris

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Santa Fe Community College: Trades & Advanced Technology Center Earns LEED Platinum Certification

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IMT and COSE: New Infographic Shows Value of Green Leasing Language

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AFFLINK: Organization Offers Free Service for Building Owners and Managers

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Watts Water: Company Launches Microsite to Showcase Brands

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Georgia-Pacific Professional: Company Achieves Certification To UL Environment’s Revised ECOLOGO Standard

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USGBC: Council Announces International Rankings of Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building

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Armstrong: Company Names CarpetCycle 2014 Ceiling Recycler of the Year

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OMNOVA Solutions: World Headquarters Receives LEED Certification

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Zurn: Company's Education Campaign Helps Californians Meet Stringent Water Savings Mandate

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TIAA-CREF: Financial Provider Recognized as 2015 Green Lease Leader by IMT and DOE Better Buildings Alliance

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Greenheck: Company's Innovation Wins State PE Governor’s Award

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Green Seal: Certifier Expands Operations with Launch of California Office

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USGBC: California Embraces New Path to LEED Certification as It Struggles with Drought

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Ahern: Company's Landmark Milwaukee Facility Earns LEED Gold Status

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Danfoss: Company's Sustainable Energy Symposium Addresses Connectivity, Community-Level Regulations, Other Issues

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Healthy Buildings: South Coast Plaza — Office Division's Green Efforts Go Platinum in Orange County

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SCA: 2015 Tork Report Examines Sustainability in North America

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Johnson Controls: Company Helps Stanford University Drastically Reduce Water, Energy Use

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WaterSense: A Trillion Gallons Saved

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CleanCore: Cleaning Technology Supports Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit in Seattle, July 30-31

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Resilience and Occupant Comfort: Key Factors of High-Performance

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CertainTeed: Company Publishes Industry-First Life Cycle Assessment for Vinyl Fence, Vinyl Railing, and Composite Railing Systems

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Armstrong: Company's Sustainability Practices Recognized in California

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International WELL Building Institute: Organization Launches Pilot Programs for New Market Sectors

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ISSA: Association Wins Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

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SARGENT: Company Achieves ISO Certifications

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Designtex, Steelcase, Victor, Unifi: Closed Loop Initiative Builds a Circular Economy Model

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Healthy Buildings: Green Efforts Go Platinum in Orange County

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USGBC: Ashkin Outlines Key Goals of Green Apple Day Project

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ThyssenKrupp and Owens Corning: 2 Companies Earn Material Health Certificates

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NIBS and RICS: Two Organizations to Explore P3 as Tool to Achieve High-Performance Buildings

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JCPenney: Company Wins PRSM 2015 Innovation in Sustainability Award

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Keep America Beautiful: Nonprofit Announces Results of 'Recycling at Work' Research Study

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LEED Improving on Bridging the Design to Operations Gappart 2: Overcoming the Biggest LEED Challengespart 3: Value of LEED Certification is Third-Party Verificationpart 4: LEEDv4 or LEED 2009

  


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USGBC: Global Coalition for Green Schools Recognizes Annual Greenest School on Earth Recipient

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Is The LEED Dynamic Plaque a Paradigm Shift?

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Green Ideas Garmin Corporate Campus Project Wins NAIOP LEED Certified Building of the Year Award

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Why High-Performance?

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Ecova Continues Partnership with CDP, Earns 2015 CDP Silver Software Accreditation for Fourth Consecutive Year

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EPA Recognizes CBRE with Dual Honors

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Sustainable Design for Corporate Headquarters by Conservation Design Forum Achieves SITES Certification

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Nautilus Solar Launches Integrated Asset Management Division

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ASSA ABLOY's New Haven, Conn., Facility Receives GreenCircle Certification

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Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council Wins 2015 Green Advocacy Award

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New 'Green' Strategy Draws Attention from Cities, Property Managers

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Winners Announced for 2014 Emerald Award for Sustainability in Distribution, Facilities, Foodservice, and Hospitality

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