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Green - July 2014

The Green landing page for Facility Professionals.

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High-Performance Products Make High-Performance Buildings

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

  


Building Operating Management
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

  


Building Operating Management
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

  


Building Operating Management
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

  


Building Operating Management
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

  


Building Operating Management
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

  


Building Operating Management
Solar Industry Continues To Grow, Price Continues To Decrease

  


Building Operating Management
Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

  


Building Operating Management
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

Building Operating Management
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

Building Operating Management
Newest Version Of LEED-EBOM Is Designed To Drive Better Building Performancepart 2: LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operationspart 3: LEED-EBOM Certification Hinges On Three Areas: Energy Star, ASHRAE 62 and Water Usepart 4: LEED-EBOM Focuses On Continuously Improving Performance

  


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Green Roof At Badger Meter Delivers Economic And Environmental Benefits

Building Operating Management
Why Environmental Product Declarations Are Important for Green Buildingspart 2: How EPDs Are Created, What They Include, and Why They’re Useful

  


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LEED in Motion Report Provides Evidence of LEED Buildings' Efficiency

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Energy Savings And Climate Benefits of New Clean Diesel Technology Highlighted

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable and Maintainable: Achieving Two Goalspart 2: HVAC Systems Common Target of Sustainability Projects

  


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How FMs Can Augment The Triple Bottom Line

Building Operating Management
How To Ensure High-Performance Buildings Have High-Performance Operationspart 2: Building Information Helps Drive High-Performance Operationspart 3: BOMI's High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations part 4: LEED in Motion Reports Help Support Case For Sustainability

  


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What Can We Learn From LEEDs Critics?

Building Operating Management
Former Air Force Hanger Hosts Community-Shared BIPV System

  


Building Operating Management
Defining Environmental Product Declarationpart 2: EPDs as Increasingly Critical Piece of Product Selectionpart 3: How LEEDv4 Provides Incentive To Use EPDspart 4: How Facility Managers Can Get EPDs

  


Building Operating Management
Tripling Down On The Bottom Line: Facility Management Strategiespart 2: Triple Bottom Line: Facility Managers Are Positioned To Lead Effortspart 3: Facility Managers Build Bridges To Achieve Sustainability Goals

  


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The Cradle to Cradle Certified Program — A Pioneering Approach to Safe and Healthy Products

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Ultra-green Modular Classroom Prototype Relies On Premier SIPS

Building Operating Management
GlaxoSmithKline's Double LEED Platinum Headquarters Is Transforming How Its Occupants Workpart 2: At GSK Headquarters, Building Systems Are Efficient, But Planning And Operations Are Critical To Sustainabilitypart 3: GSK's U.S. Headquarters Inspires True Collaboration Between Occupantspart 4: Atrium, Other Alternative Workspaces Offer Flexibility, Collaboration Options At GSK Headquarterspart 5: Facility Management 'Concierges,' Easy Access To IT Department Are Among GSK's Changes To Traditional Office Space

  


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Bullitt Center, World's Greenest Office Building, Constructed With PPG Glass

Building Operating Management
Why Facility Managers Make the Best Sustainability Executivespart 2: IFMA's Sustainability Programs Can Help FMs Meet Sustainability Goalspart 3: Areas For FMs To Master In Sustainability: Planning, Project Management, Communication, Real Estate, Financepart 4: Technology, Operations and Maintenance Are Keys To Sustainability Effortspart 5: A Guide To Greenbuild 2013

  


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Green Seal Begins "The Green Seal Blog"

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Why Green Schools Are Important For Students and Teachers

Building Operating Management
UC Merced Earns 11th LEED Certification, 2nd Platinum

  


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Five Inexpensive Ways for Facilities to Become LEED-Certified

Building Operating Management
GSA Continues On Road To Net Zero Energy Buildingspart 2: ESPCs Are Critical Piece Of Efforts To Get Government Facilities To Net Zeropart 3: GSA's LEED Certification Requirements Remain In Place

  


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Green Seal Answers Questions Regarding New GS-51 Standard

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Get Occupants Involved in Green

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Changes Are Focused On Performancepart 2: Managing Building Operations And Improving Energy Efficiency Are Key Components Of LEED v4part 3: LEED v4 Has Indoor and Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification

  


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What LEED Says About Alternative Transportation

Building Operating Management
Most Impactful Changes in LEED v4part 2: LEED-EBOM's Performance and Establishment Requirementspart 3: Explaining the "Energy Jumpstart" Credit in LEED-EBOMpart 4: The LEED-EBOM v4 Grace Period

  


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Facility Management Program Addresses Need to Sustainably Update New and Old Buildings

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Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency Leader, Achieves LEED Platinum Certification For Hong Kong Office Space

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LEED In Motion: Where Are the LEED-O+M APs?

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Silk-Screened Viracon Glass Adds Artistry to San Francisco Campus

Building Operating Management
How BIM Can Improve Building Efficiencypart 2: BIM Contract Requirements Help Standardize Resultspart 3: Survey: How BIM Is Being Used And Where It Will Go In The Futurepart 4: USGBC Offers Resources To Ease LEED v4 Transition

  


Building Operating Management
Metropolitan Square Earns LEED-EBOM Gold

  


Building Operating Management
Is There Still A LEED Premium?part 2: LEED Certification: Are You Just Buying a Plaque?

  


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LEEDv4 Passes Member Vote In A Landslide

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How To Keep Momentum After A LEED-EBOM Certification?

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Will EPAct Deductions Be Extended?

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Emerald Brand and WNW Hospitality Partner To Manage Hotels More Responsibly

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Purchasing Green Just Got Easier

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Enerliance Recognized As Leading Green Company In Orange County 


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NADCA and IAQA Announce New Partnership

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Ecova Joins White House Inspired Green Button Initiative

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USGBC Releases LEED in Motion Report

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ABM Expands Solar Expertise

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Seattle School Certified as World's Fourth Living Building, First on West Coast

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What Took So Long With LEEDv4?

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Top 10 Ways Building Managers, Tenants Can Be Green Every Day

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Will The "Dynamic LEED Plaque" Become a Reality?

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How to Engage Occupants in Sustainability Strategies

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Who Runs Sustainability In Your Organization?

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Leviton Receives $1 Million Funding to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations throughout New York

Building Operating Management
Tenant Engagement, Energy Efficiency Lead To LEED Gold for 255 Alhambra Circle

  


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Sustainability Report from KBM Highlights a Growing Commitment to Green