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FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Services

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Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

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Connection Between Sustainability and Door Hardware

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Seeing LEED Benefits in Door Hardware Products

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Technology Advances Improve Performance of Door Hardware Products

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Grounds Care Equipment Comes of Age

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Effects of Sustainability Felt in Grounds Departments

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Managers Seek Durability, Versatility when Specifying Grounds Equipment

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Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

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Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

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Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

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Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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Bio-Diesel Fuel Helps Put Arizona State University on Sustainable Path

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Alternative Fuels Essential Change for Arizona State Grounds Department

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Sustainability Deeply Impacts Arizona State Campus

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Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

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Talking Points Column: All that Glitters is not (LEED) Gold

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Achieving Sustainability and Maintainability in Facilities

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Green Roofs, Paved Areas Emerge as Sustainable Design Components

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Sustainable and Maintainable: Achieving Two Goals

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HVAC Systems Common Target of Sustainability Projects

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Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

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Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

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Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

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Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

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Evaluating ROI For Sustainability In Healthcare Interiors

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Bumps in the Road to Sustainability: One Hospital's Story

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Hospital's Parking Lot Project Earns High Marks

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Managers Discuss Sustainability Efforts

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Mowing Practices and Their Sustainability Connection

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Drought Impacts Sustainable Mowing Efforts

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Cut Height Crucial to Maintain Root Systems

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Boilers and Water Heaters: Post-Installation Issues

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Boilers and Water Heaters Go Beyond Basic Information

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Boilers and Water Heaters Require Regular Checkups

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Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School District

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Sustainability: Leon County, Fla.

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Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State University

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Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health

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Financial Management: Lee Cty. Port Authority/SW Fla. International Airport

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Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) University

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Personnel Management: University of Michigan

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Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

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Who's on Your Sustainability Team?

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How 5 Sustainability Programs Generate Savings at UC-Davis - An Online Exclusive

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Green Team: Sustainable Landscapes a Group Effort at the University of California-Davis

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California Campus Realizes Savings With Sustainable Landscapes

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Tree-Planting Program Generates Significant Energy Savings at UC-Davis

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Sustainable Landscape Focus Changes Staff Responsibilities at UC-Davis

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Metropolitan Square Earns LEED-EBOM Gold

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Utility Vehicles: Sustainability and Smart Choices

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Cost of Electric Utility Vehicles Prompt Change at University of Texas

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Electric Utility Vehicles Offer Versatility

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Durability Counts When Choosing Right Utility Vehicle

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Behind-The-Scenes Sustainability Efforts At Fenway Park

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Balancing Sustainability With Sentiment, Historical Value

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Green Landscapes: Grounds Care Activities can Have Big Impact on Environment

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Sprinkler Head Leaks, Pressure Issues Lead to Rising Water Costs

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Regular Renovation Recommended for Green Landscape

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Tactics for Healthy, Attractive Green Landscapes

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Quality Customer Service Following Mower Purchase Important

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Turf Issues to Consider Beyond Purchasing Mower

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In Miami, Brickell World Plaza Combines Connectivity, Sustainability To Provide Green Class A Office Space

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ICT, Uptime And Direct Internet Connection Are Some Of Brickell World Plaza's Selling Points

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Internet Connectivity, Security Are Critical Elements of 600 Brickell's Building Intelligence

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Water Demands, Energy Management Are Among Lessons Learned From Early Days of 600 Brickell

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Tips for Managing Water Systems in Existing Buildings

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Climate, weather conditions factor into roof coatings decisions

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Color of Roof Coating Helps With Temperature Changes

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Dry Conditions Best for Roof Coatings Application

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Roof Condition Assessments Aid in Repair or Replace Decision

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Infrared Technology, Coring Popular Roof Conditioning Techniques

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Replace Roof When Repair Equals Cost of Replacement

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From Guest Demands To Dolphin Tanks, Hospitality Facilities Face Challenges Going Green

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Hospitality Industry Moving From Words To Action When It Comes To Sustainability

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Hospitality Employees Play Big Role In Sustainability Efforts

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In Hospitality Facilities, Facility Managers Find Many Ways to Improve Sustainability

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State Your Case for the 2013 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards

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Utility Vehicles Meet Needs of Georgetown Campus

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Facility Managers Are Among The Passionate, Progressive Executives Setting The Sustainability Agenda

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Sustainability Executives Need Knowledge of Workings and Priorities of Organization

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Sustainability Executives Have To Market Green Success Stories

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Most Sustainability Departments Have Wide-Ranging Responsibilities, Small Staff

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The Mower-Sustainability Connection

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Mowers and Sustainability: Understanding Facility Needs

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Mowers and Sustainability: Issues on the Horizon

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Green Strategies in a Historic Preservation Project: King Federal Building in Atlanta

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Office Renovation for Architecture Firm Achieves LEED Platinum

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Smart-Controller Technology Helps Managers Irrigate Sustainably

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Most Important Roof Selection Criterion

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Energy Efficiency Blueprint?

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Bird Control: Meeting the Challenge Sustainably

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Bird Control: Application Considerations

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Sustaining Sustainability

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Sustainability Performance Measurements

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A Stronger Maintenance-Sustainability Link

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Successful Paint Applications

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Specifying Paints for Performance and Sustainability

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Developing Paint and Coating Policies

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Important Painting Project Considerations

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Sustainability Reporting: Plug-Load Considerations

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The Technology of Sustainability Reporting

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Lighting Upgrade Shines Light on Reaching Sustainability Goals

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Expanding The Scope of Lighting Upgrades

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Lighting Sensors Offer Additional Savings

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Successful Recycling: Achieving Sustainability Goals

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Recycling Container Considerations

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Successful Recycling: Safe Collection

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Floorcoverings Can Be Green/Sustainable

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Product Advances Offer Managers Better Roof Protection Options

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Roof Coatings: Classification

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Roof Coatings: Installation and Maintenance

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Sustaining Sustainability: Seeking Infinite Benefits Beyond Certification

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Focus On Sustainability: Effect on Roofing

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Controls, Sustainability Are The Focus at Shedd Aquarium

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Managers Need to Get Educated on Chemical Toxins

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IAQ: Review Specification Documents, Seal HVAC Systems

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Awards Program Full of Great Ideas - To Steal

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New Technologies Require Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis

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Phillip Saieg: The Pursuit of High-Performance

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Phillip Saieg: Raising the Bar on Sustainability

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Retail REIT Installs PVs With Power Purchase Agreement

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Glimcher Takes Energy-Efficiency, Other Green Steps

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Everywhere a Strategy: Get Serious About Specification

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Formal LEED-EBOM Certification

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Sustainability: Tactics to Avoid Failure, Embrace Success

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Sustainability Part of Managers' New Normal

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Sustainability Benefits of Metal Buildings

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Grounds Care: Resources for Sustainable Strategies

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Tough Decisions: Managers Need a Strong Conscience

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DOE Grant Fuels County's Green Building Projects

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Moving to Sustainability: Managers Should Look at Past Accomplishments

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HVAC Upgrades: District Focuses on Motors, Drives, Geothermal

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A License to Steal the Next Big Idea

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Sustainability: Not Such a Dirty Word

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Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

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Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

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Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

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Battery-Powered, Touch-Free Dispensers Improve Hygiene, Sustainability

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Integrated Pest Management: Sustainability and Training

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Lavatory Faucet and Hand Dryer Considerations

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Roof Retrofit: Medical Center Recycles Roofing Materials

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Energy Management Solutions Likely Already Housed In Facilities

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The Importance of a Durable Roof

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Interior Product Standards Should Be Tailor-Made For Each Organization

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Mowers Fuel Grounds Departments' Sustainability Initiatives

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Size of Automation Systems Should Be Proportionate to Building

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Managers Can Maintain Building Service Levels While Saving Money With BAS

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Water Consumption Can Be Controlled With Use of Submeters

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LEED Ratings Offer Specifications For Sustainable Interior Products

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Environmental Life-Cycle Assessments For Interior Products Gaining Traction

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Managers Can Use LCA Data to Vet Product Manufacturers

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EBOM Certification Offers Independent Verification, Justification

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EBOM Requires Three-Month Measurement, Certification Period

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More Vendors Becoming Acquainted With EBOM Submission Process

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LEED for Commercial Interiors Can Result In Productivity Gains, Energy Savings

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Green Grounds Care: Managers Focus on Irrigation Systems, Hand-Held Equipment

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LEED-CI Should Be Planned Early In Building Selection And Leasing

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Sub-Meters Minimize Energy Waste, Boost Bottom Line

A Special Report Provided by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)Maintenance Solutions
Sustainable Insulation: Mineral Fiber and Foam Plastics

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Sustainable Mowing: Taller Grass Resists Weeds

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School Districts Take Lead on Sustainability

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Successful Recycling: A Three-Step Approach

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Roof Coatings: New Set of Specification Questions

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Green Technology: Solar Wall Impacts Heating Loads

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States Develop Green Building Guidelines

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Roof Coatings: Advanced Formulations Improve Durability

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Roof Coatings: Pay Attention to Green Claims

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Check the Green Credentials of Service Providers, Especially Certification and Experience

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Green Building Goals and Security Initiatives Can Find Common Ground

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Utility Vehicles: Sustainability Affects Product Specification

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Utility Vehicles: Manufacturers Roll Out Alternative-Fuel Models

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Crews Can Operate Propane-Powered Mowers on High-Ozone Days

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Sustainable Restrooms: Match Products to Facility Needs

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Managers Seeking Documentation, Verification for Green Products

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Managers Consider Aesthetics, Maintenance When Specifying Restroom Products

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Vegetative and Photovoltaic Roofing Systems Emerge as Sustainability Leaders

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Landscape Design: Establish a Definition, Goals for Sustainability

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Grounds Managers Reduce Chemical Use on Landscaped Areas

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Are Organic Fertilizers Worth the Extra Cost?

A Special Report Provided by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers AssociationMaintenance Solutions
Managers Should Consider Life-Cycle Costs When Specifying Roofs

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Benefits of Metal Roofing

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Managers, Architects Join Forces During Landscape Design

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Sustainable IAQ: Make Money, Protect the Environment, Satisfy Occupants

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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

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Striking a Balance: Sustainability and Performance

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Sustainability Standard

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Continous Improvement Key to College's Sustainability Efforts

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Greening a Georgia Campus

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Baby Steps Toward Green Building Design

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U.S. Green Buildings Council Introduces LEED - EB for Existing Buildings

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New BOMA Directive Calls on Associate Members to Implement Efficiency, Sustainability Policies

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Fifty Percent Increase in Green Building Programs since 2007, Report Finds

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Making a Case for Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings: New Industry Publication

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Walmart Announces Sustainable Product Index

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Alliance to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Real Estate Launched

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Majority of Americans Want Action on Climate to Rebuild U.S. Economy, Poll Finds

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More Facility Managers Taking Strategic Approach to Green Practices, Survey Finds

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AASHE Publication Highlights Campus Sustainability Efforts

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Not So Green: Most Companies Lack Sustainability Strategy

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AASHE Calls for Comments on STARS Draft

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USGBC Funds K-12 Facility Research

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Proposed Budget Hit or Miss for Buildings Industry

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Sustainability Rating System Targets Higher Education

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Industry Organization Alliance Focuses on Net Zero Buildings

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New Standard Encourages Sustainability in Building Construction

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Sustainability Recognized as Key But Misperceptions, Roadblocks Persist

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New Version of LEED-EB Announced

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USGBC and IFMA Establish Cooperative Relationship

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Sustainability, Emergency Preparedness Among IFMA’s Forecast Facility Trends

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Report: Sustainability Grows on Campus

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USGBC Seeks Board Nominations

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One Company's Approach to Sustainability and the Bottom Line

Energy Management: Get Support From Financial Personnel

Sustainability: Green Projects Help Obtain Funding

Facility Management Matrix: Integrate Environmental Stewardship

Sustainability in Schools: NYC Department of Education

Sustainability: Managers' Role in the Triple Bottom Line

EPAct Tax Benefits for Green Buildings

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