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Green - June 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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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

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?