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environmental
Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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Court Strikes Down EPA Phaseout of HFCs; New Hearing Sought

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Sustainable Door Openings Protect People, Places and the Planet

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Product Category Rule for Roof Coatings in North America Available

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Paints and Coatings: Going Beyond VOCs

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USGBC Perspective: Why FMs Should Participate in Integrative Design

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Top-Tier Indoor Environmental Quality at New Balance Headquarters

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Energy Not The Only Metric For High Performance Buildings

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It’s Difficult To Evaluate The Link Between Energy And Occupant Performance

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Twin Design Goals: Energy Efficiency, Occupant Satisfaction

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Energy Efficiency and Occupant Comfort

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Evaluating How Effectively Energy Is Used

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Three Buckets of Smart Buildings Goals: Economic, Environmental, Experiential

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Minnesota Hospitals' Cleanest Patient Rooms Ranked

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How Do You Use EPDs and HPDs for Product Selection?

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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges

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Managers discuss their challenges when buying sustainable products

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Dave Lubach: Environmental Issues Dominate Regulatory Compliance Concerns

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Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliance

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Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Time

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Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managers

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More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success

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USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Deadline

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LEED v4 Offers More Stringent Acoustical Standards

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LEED v4 Tackles Acoustics With New Noise Control Pilot Credit, Expanded Acoustic Performance Credits

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LEED v4 Expands Acoustic Performance In Multiple Areas

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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Why Environmental Product Declarations Are Important for Green Buildings

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How EPDs Are Created, What They Include, and Why They’re Useful

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Defining Environmental Product Declaration

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EPDs as Increasingly Critical Piece of Product Selection

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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The Consequences of Equipment Failure

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GSA Continues On Road To Net Zero Energy Buildings

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ESPCs Are Critical Piece Of Efforts To Get Government Facilities To Net Zero

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GSA's LEED Certification Requirements Remain In Place

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LEED-EBOM's Performance and Establishment Requirements

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Which Green Building Product Criteria Should Facility Managers Use?

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'Red List' Of Chemicals Can Help Guide Building Product Selection, But Will Not Be Definitive

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LEED, Living Building Challenge Can Help Inform Product Selection

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Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations Offer Standardized Data On Building Product Information

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LEED v4 Does Not Include Chemical Red List

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Environmental Reporting For Furniture Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Furniture Showcase: New Products

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BIFMA Environmental Rating System Aims To Provide Guidance For Selecting Furniture

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When Selecting Green Furniture, Be Careful To Avoid Misinformation

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Reduce Energy Expenditures

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How The New York City Department Of Education Uses Portfolio Manager

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Energy Star, Portfolio Manager Can Help Make Capital Investment Decisions

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Twenty Years Of Energy Star

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How To Select The Right Roofing System

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Environmental Considerations of Selecting Ceilings

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A Stronger Maintenance-Sustainability Link

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LEED-EB Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

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Flooring Choices Can Bring LEED Credits

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Variety of Carpet Options Can Earn LEED Points

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Demand Control Ventilation Can Reduce Energy Costs

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Energy Star Offers New Ratings, Easier Benchmarking for Buildings

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Data Centers, Senior Care Now Eligible For 1 to 100 Energy Star Scores

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New Energy Star for Hospitals, Federal Involvement Among New Plans

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Managers Discuss Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Programs

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How To Prepare Your Building for LEED-CI Tenants

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Metal Roof and Wall's Durability and Versatility

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Metal's Green Credentials, Good Looks

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Comprehensive Energy, Climate Legislation Still Has Chance of Passing

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Climate Change Still Battling Court of Public Opinion in US

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Comprehensive Reform Will Affect Buildings Beyond Class A

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Some in Commercial Real Estate Are Addressing Carbon Footprint

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EPA's Exhaust-Emissions Standards

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Green Purchasing: Consider VOCs, Water Use, Energy Efficiency

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Most CFOs Don't Expect to Boost Sustainability Efforts in Next Year, Survey Says

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LEED Indoor Environmental Quality Tips

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Healthy IAQ: Control Contaminants

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Paints and Coatings: Determining the Environmental Impact

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Relamping Program and Fixture Replacements Garner Attention

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IAQ: Pollutants Contribute to Asthma

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Environmental Risk Management Gaining Corporate Visibility, But Uncertainties Raise Planning Challenges

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Joint Commission Seeks Comment on Revised Standards

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Federal Prisons to Get Environmental Checks

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EPA Encourages New Facility Owners of Companies to Disclose Violations

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Kmart Discloses Environmental Violations, Pays Penalty

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EPA Grants $2.9 Million in Small Business Contracts for New Environmental Technologies

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US and China Seek Uniformity in Energy Efficiency

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U.S. EPA Pilot Program Helps Anaheim Convention Center Go “Green”

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Logan Airport Becomes Home to World's First LEED-Certified Terminal

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LEED Lessons

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Paints: Both Sides Now

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Going 'Green' Starts with Buying Green

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Recycling: 9 Steps to Success

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in conjunction with Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
‘Green’ Tide on the Rise

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It Pays to be Green

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Earth Friendly, Energy Efficient

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Going Deeper Into ‘Green’

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Greening the Grounds

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The ‘Greening’ of Existing Facilities

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Low-VOC Paints Are More Than Just ‘Green’

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Numbers Games

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Chemical Concerns

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‘Green’ Expectations

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The EPA on Campus

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Making ‘Green’ Work