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Green - March 2017

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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Reliable Controls Announces RoHS2 Compliancy

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EMerge Contributes to First IEC LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access

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Focusing on Wellness Pays Off

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NEMA Publishes Energy Management Guide for Polyphase Induction Motors

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Heaviland Landscape Management Reports 2016 Water Savings Numbers

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What the Wall Street Journal got wrong about PACE

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USGBC’s World-Renowned Greenbuild Conference Coming to Mumbai

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Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and leading Canadian Health Care Organizations Win International Climate Change Awards

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Breaking Down USGBC’s Top 10 LEED States List

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NSF International Sustainability Standards Included in EPA Recommendations for Federal Purchasing

Building Operating Management
How GSA Achieved Sustainable Success in 5 Key AreasFirst of a three-part cover story showcasing the General Service Administration's sustainable success during the Obama Administration. part 2: GSA Commits to Historical Renovation, the Green Proving Ground, and Dedication to Occupant Wellnesspart 3: New FBI Headquarters on the Drawing Board

  


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National School Boards Association Announces Clean, Green, Safe Schools Resources

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U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

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VaproShield's Two Component System Honored by The National Institute of Building Sciences' with Award of Merit for a High-Performance Innovation

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SBIC Recognizes 2016 Beyond Green Award Winners

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Seven Green Walls Enliven the Exterior of Golden 1 Center in Sacramento

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Outlining Proposition 65 Amendments to California Water Regulation

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OSHA Paper Links Worker Safety, Sustainability

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Leading Green Building Consortium Expands with Two New Affiliate Members

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How Understanding the Psychology of Energy Efficiency Can Help Protect the Environment

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Ingersoll Rand Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of its Global Climate Commitment, Makes Sizeable Advances to Meet Targets

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Kirksey Architecture, City & Mayor Turner Celebrate City of Houston Traffic Operations LEED Gold with Ceremony and Green Building Tour

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New CDP Water 'A-List' Includes Two U.S. Companies

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SL Green Achieves LEED Under Version 4

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State Might Make Water-Saving Measures Permanent

Building Operating Management
Performance-Based Approach, Flexibility Highlight Big Changes to LEED v4First of a two-part article detailing the updates to the LEED v4 Operations and Maintenance Existing Buildings rating system. part 2: Changes To Advanced Energy Metering, Demand Response Prioritize Energy Effeciency in LEED v4

  


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DEAL Program Introduced at ISSA Tradeshow

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Changes to Commissioning Require​ment​s Proposed for Green Building Standard

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Changes to Commissioning Requirements Proposed for Green Building Standard

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Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods

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GIE+EXPO Breaks Attendance and Exhibitor Records in 2016

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Cascades Tissue Group Announces Professional Division’s Rebrand

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Green Building Industry Shifts Focus to Humans Within Its Walls

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Green Check: New Tool Encourages Sustainable Purchases

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‘Living Walls’ Curb Toxic Air Hot Spots

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Leading Green Building Consortium Expands on First Anniversary

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Quick Take on the WELL Building Standard

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Waste-Tracking Feature Helps Save Money, Support EnvironmentEPA

Building Operating Management
How Using WaterSense Standards and Products Saves Water One Drop At a TimeFirst part of a two-part article on how EPA's WaterSense can help FMs save water and money. part 2: WaterSense: Best Resource for Water-Saving Products

  


Building Operating Management
Strategies for Scaling Up To Zero Net Energy BuildingsFirst of a four-part article on baseline techniques for making zero net energy buildings more common. part 2: To Get to Zero Net Energy, First Focus on Reducing Energy Consumptionpart 3: 7 Factors That Create a Zero Net Energy Candidatepart 4: ZEB @ BCA Academy: Singapore's First Zero Net Energy Building

  


Building Operating Management
Building Enclosure Commissioning Targets Hidden Costs of Air/Water LeaksFirst part of a three-part Green Building Report. part 2: Commissioning Goals: Reduce Air Leakage, Eliminate Thermal Bridges, Control Water Intrusionpart 3: USGBC Perspective: A Look at the Green Industrial Sector

  


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Stone34 is First Commercial Development to Complete City of Seattle’s Highly-Anticipated Deep Green Pilot Program

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Total Amount of Recycled Rubber Used in Manufacturing Porous Pave Permeable Paving Material Now Tops 7.5 Million Pounds

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Creating a Roadmap to LEED Certification

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AECOM Unveils Target for Reducing Carbon Footprint

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Morbern’s New Facility Lessens Environmental Impact

Building Operating Management
Energy Lesson Plans: How Colleges Save Money on Lighting, HVAC, Water HeatingFirst part of a 3-part article on how educational facilities can implement energy-saving strategies. part 2: How To Reduce Water Heating Energy On Campus part 3: SIDEBAR: Hire An Energy Officer, Create Competition To Truly Save Energy

  


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Singapore’s CapitaGreen Building: Rising Like Plant Growing Toward The Sky

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Nominate a Project for a Beyond Green Award

Building Operating Management
Green Cleaning: First Steps on the Journey of SustainabilityFirst part of a 2-part article explaining how to get started with a green cleaning program. part 2: Moving Beyond The Basics To Green Cleaning Innovations

  


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Green Seal Issues Standard on Insulation

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CleanFund’s new SolarPACE program helps commercial real estate owners secure financing for building retrofits and new construction

Building Operating Management
5 Things You Need To Know About LEED v4Part 1 of a 2-part article looking at some of the changes to expect in LEED v4 Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance. part 2: Product Selection, Energy Jumpstart, Recertification in LEED v4

  


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Green Seal Helps Purchasers Identify Green Insulation Materials with Launch of New Architectural Insulation Standard

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Adds Sessions to Promote Greener Educational Facilities

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Green Seal Report Shows Big Companies Advance Toward Sustainability

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Cascades Renews Sustainable Development Commitment

Building Operating Management
How Big Data and the Building Management System Contribute to High-Performance GoalsPart 1 of a 3-part Green Building Report. part 2: Making Data-Based Decisions Makes Huge Difference in Managing Buildings part 3: USGBC Perspective: Why FMs Should Participate in Integrative Design

  


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BOMI Introduces High Performance Designation

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Energy Star National Building Competition: Bootcamp Announced

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Green Seal: Certifying Group Reports Major Business Advances Toward Sustainability

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WaterSense: 10 Years and 1.5 Trillion Gallons Saved

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GP PRO and Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corp.: Companies Win Sustainable Packaging Award for Waste Reduction

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Top-Tier Indoor Environmental Quality at New Balance Headquarters

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Green and Safe: Resource Targets Sustainability, Safety

Building Operating Management
Austin's LEED Gold Convention Is Perfect Venue for 2016 High-Performance Buildings + WorkplacesSave the date for next year's High-Performance Buildings + Workplaces: May 17-18, 2017 in the Dallas area.

  


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BuildingWise and BRE: Partnership Bringing Sustainability Assessment Method to American Market

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RedDot Brands: 3 Paper Product Lines Awarded Green Seal Certification For Sustainability Leadership

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Sustainable Cities: Must Municipalities Have No Plan

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APANA: Water-Management Company Launches New Website, Grows Team, Signs New Customers and Partners

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Practice Greenhealth: Organization Selects HDR for Champion for Change Award

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Uponor and Belkin International: 2 Companies Partner to Create Phyn, a New Intelligent-Water Company

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation: Green Strategies and Technology AdvancesPart one of a three-part article on new-generation irrigation technologypart 2: Slowing the Flow on Irrigation Systems to Conserve Waterpart 3: Sustainable Practices Targeting Irrigation Systemspart 4: PRODUCTS: Grounds Management

  


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Diesel Technology Forum: California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

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Staples Business Advantage: Company Announces Furniture Recycling Initiatives

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WaterSignal: Company Reports 170% Growth in 2015

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Take A New Look At LEED

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Plumbing Code Change Paves Way For Water Savings

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Levin Management: Sustainability Efforts Rise to the Forefront in Modernizing Retail Real Estate

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Toshiba: Company Recycles Nearly 200 Tons of e-Waste in 2015

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AIA: Top 10 Green Projects of 2016 Selected

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Changes Proposed for Green Buildings Standard

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RGF Environmental Group: Company Launches New Website

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RGF Environmental Group: Company Launches New Website

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American Institute of Architects Awards Top Ten Green Projects of 2016

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Solar Installations Continue To Grow Rapidly

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Crossville: Tile-Maker Announces 2015 Recycling Program Milestones

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Cintas: For Earth Day, Here Are 5 Ways to Support the Environment through Cleaning

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What Is Aqueous Ozone Cleaning?

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'Construction Climate Talks': Episode 3 Discusses Common Sense of Sustainable Building

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Window & Door Manufacturers Association: Group Applauds New LEED Pilot Recognizing Additional Wood Certifications

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Cascades and GreenSeal: Partners Celebrate 10-Year Milestone

Building Operating Management
PNC Tower, World's Greenest High-Rise, Is A Study In SimplicityPart 1 of a 5-part article profiling the high-performance PNC Tower in Pittsburgh. part 2: High-Performance Building Envelope at PNC Tower Brings Efficiencypart 3: Even Most Efficient High-Performance Buildings Require Constant Monitoring, Tweakingpart 4: SIDEBAR: Mock-up Plays Key Role In PNC Tower Designpart 5: SIDEBAR: Innovative Building Systems Are Hallmarks of PNC Tower

  


Building Operating Management
As Water Rates Rise, Efficiency More Important, Especially For Cooling TowersPart 1 of a 2 part article on water efficiency best practices for cooling towers. part 2: How To Control Water Costs Without Energy Penalties

  


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Icynene: Company's ProSeal Spray Foam Insulation Awarded UL Greenguard Gold Certification

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USGBC: Group Partners with Dodge Data and Analytics to Release World Green Building Trends Report 2016