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


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5 Steps to Sustainable Landscapes

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2. Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose Water

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3. Keep Eye on Insects Through Pest Management Control

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4. Increase Sustainability by Addressing Stormwater

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5. Incorporate Community Gardents into Landscapes

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Buying Green: Database Aims to Streamline Specification

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How Healthcare FMs Achieve Energy Efficiency

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Ways to Save Energy in Healthcare Facilities, Including Heat Recovery

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How Froedtert Healthcare System Has Saved on Energy Costs

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Greening Grounds: Enhancing Sustainable Landscapes

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Sustainable Landscapes: Rethinking Pest Management

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Sustainable Landscapes: Native Plants Trending

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Frito-Lay Data Center Expansion Shows Value of Maintenance Department

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Design, Sustainable Practices Are Natural Fit for High-Performance Workplace

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Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financing

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The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

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

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Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy Efficiency

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Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

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Mobile Technology, Natural Lighting as High-Performance Tools

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Sustainable Construction and High-Performance Workplaces

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Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

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Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

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Occupant Engagement, Proper Operation Help Meet Sustainable Operations Goals

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Success Of Sustainability Initiatives Often Hinges On Reaching The Right People

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Engage Facility Staff To Help Ensure Sustainable Operations

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Human Behavior Can Make It Hard To Find Best Way To Encourage Sustainable Behavior

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Have A Plan To Specify Green Interiors Products

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Newest Version Of LEED-EBOM Is Designed To Drive Better Building Performance

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LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operations

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LEED-EBOM Certification Hinges On Three Areas: Energy Star, ASHRAE 62 and Water Use

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LEED-EBOM Focuses On Continuously Improving Performance

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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How To Ensure High-Performance Buildings Have High-Performance Operations

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BOMI's High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations

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LEED in Motion Reports Help Support Case For Sustainability

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Tripling Down On The Bottom Line: Facility Management Strategies

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Triple Bottom Line: Facility Managers Are Positioned To Lead Efforts

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Facility Managers Build Bridges To Achieve Sustainability Goals

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Environmental Reporting In Furniture Makes Slow Progress

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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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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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Chilled Beam System Among LEED, Sustainable Strategies

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Vegetative Roofs Re-Emerge As Viable Option For Commercial Facilities

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Vegetative Roof Financial Benefits Include Increased Property Values, Tax Incentives And Reduced Energy Costs

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Vegetative Roofs: Installation In Stages And Installation Over Existing Roof

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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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How Facility Managers Can Sell And Implement Green Interiors Projects

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While Cost Is Key, Green Interiors Projects Can Be Sold On Other Benefits

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Facility Managers Can Use Formal Sustainability Policy To Build Support For Green Interiors Initiatives

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Show Sustainability Doesn't Cost More To Gain Approval For Green Interiors Projects

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LEED-EBOM Certification: How To Overcome Challenges Of Multi-tenant Facilities

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Focus On Building Core, Common Areas To Sell Owners On LEED-EBOM In Multi-Tenant Facilities

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LEED-EBOM Purchasing Credits Are Recurring Challenge In Multi-Tenant Facilities

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Keep Financial Considerations In Mind When Pursuing LEED-EBOM In Multi-Tenant Facilities

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Better Data Can Make LEED-EBOM An Easier Sell To Tenants, Owners

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Fannie Mae's LEED-EBOM Push

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Sustainable Construction And Renovation On Campus Help Cut Costs, Attract Students

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Conduct Energy Efficiency Analysis Before Beginning Sustainable Campus Construction

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Resilient Design, Campus Master Plan Are Important Elements Of Sustainable Construction

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LEED v4 Demand Response Pilot Credit Encourages Analysis Of Outside Power Generation

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Is Your Building Green, Sustainable, High-Performance, or All of the Above?

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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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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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Green Cleaning Programs Offer Greater Efficiency As Part Of Overall Sustainability Plan

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Western Michigan University's Green Cleaning Program Helps In Push For LEED Certification

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Green Cleaning Standards Help Ensure Contractors Meet Cleaning Goals

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Building Operations Are First Place to Look to Improve Energy Performance

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Evaluate Use of Building Machinery to Save Energy

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Facility Energy Efficiency Efforts Start With Data

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Ernst & Young Plaza Scores Big With LEED-EBOM

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Why Drexel University Chose Green Globes Over LEED

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Drexel University Relies On RECs As Part Of Energy Strategy

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Drexel University Continues To Be On Lookout For Ways To Cut Carbon

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Robert Francis Focuses on Sustainability Amid Drexel University's Massive Growth

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RoofPoint Rating System Helps Define Real Roofing Sustainability

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RoofPoint System Calls for Roofing Durability

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RoofPoint System Offers Measurable Goals

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Green Operations in Multi-Tenant Buildings Require Solid Planning, Tenant Buy-in

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Developing a Sustainability Plan in Multi-Tenant Buildings Has Several Potential Challenges

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Sustainability Program Must Account For Tenant Behavior

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Sustainability Plan, Tenant Buy-In Are Only Beginning Of Successful Green Operations

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Boiler Upgrade key to Energy Savings

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GBMC Boiler Upgrade Required Careful Planning

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Timely Boiler Upgrade Completed Under Budget

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Hurricane Cleanup Lets Campus Rebuild Sustainably

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Maximizing Sustainability During Post-Hurricane Restoration

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Grounds Department Staff Supports Sustainability Efforts

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What interior design trends are leading the way in commercial buildings?

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Are tight budgets still driving design choices, or has some flexibility started to return to the process?

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What role does sustainability play in the design process? How has that changed over the last few years?

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Have there been any big surprises recently in design trends?

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What do you anticipate as the next area of focus in interior design?

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Water and Air Infiltration Can Quickly Compromise Building Exterior

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Building Envelope Commisssioning Ensures Exteriors Perform as Planned

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Finding Energy Waste Requires Knowledge of How Energy Transfers Through Building Components

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Performance Testing Helps Ensure Air-Tight, Water-Tight Construction

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Getting Students Involved in Energy Efficiency Can Lead to Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts

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Douglas County School District Sees Big Gains From Involving Students In Energy Efficiency

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Ponderosa High School Involved Students in Teaching Value of Saving Energy

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Sustainable Interiors Now Part of Design DNA

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Environmental Declarations Help Facility Managers Make Informed Decisions

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Plans and Policies Help Facility Managers Drive Sustainability

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Technology, Workforce Driving Design Changes

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Ensuring Long-Term Sustainable Roofing Performance

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The Benefits of Saving Space in Office Design

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Sustainability, the Bottom Line and You

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Sustainability Budgeting Requires Incentives, Deal Makers

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Quality, Long-Term Performance Essential for Sustainable Paints

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Making Green Buildings Work

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Teaching Green: UW-Madison's Renovated Education Building

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Sustainability For Today

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Grounds Care: Resources for Sustainable Strategies

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Understanding the Steps in Designing Green Interiors

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To LEED or Not to LEED?

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How Real Companies Executed Sustainable Design

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Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification

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Performance of Green Paints

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Where Are The LEED-EBOM Points Available?

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Furniture Manufacturers Make Products More Sustainable

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Efficient Manufacturing and Sustainable Materials Management

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Naturally Green Interior Products

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Figuring the Impact of Green Products

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A Greener Approach to Parking Design

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Green Paints Becoming More Durable

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Sustainable Practices through Effective Lighting Solutions Guide Available

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Green Products Require Occupant Buy-in

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Planning the Location of a Green Office

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Initiative Releases Sustainable Landscapes Rating System

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White House Executive Order Aims to Green Federal Facilities

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LEED Sustainable Sites Tips

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Sustainable Design Can Boost Student Performance, Research Shows

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Cork's Comeback

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Planning the Location of a Green Office

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Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for Renewable Electricity Standard

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Simplicity in Materials

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Getting Buy-in to Make Green Products Worthwhile

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New Report Offers Guide To Green Product Certification And Standards Programs

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Figuring the Impact of Green Products

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USGBC Pushes LEED 2009 One Step Closer to Implementation

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Olympic Village in Beijing Earns LEED Gold Certification

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AIA Report Examines Incentives for Green Buildings

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Planting the Green Seed

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Data Centers are Going Green but are Wary of Greenwashing, Survey Finds

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Architects Seeing Surge in Green Building Requests, Survey Finds

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Top Ten Sustainable Buildings List Released

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ASHRAE Aims to Make Handbook More Sustainable

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Sustainable Design: Beyond Cost and Performance

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Schools Seek Formula for High Performance

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Learning Curve

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New Green Rating System Offers Guidance for Existing Buildings