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


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Solar Power for Your Building? How About a Super-Efficient ‘Sunflower’

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Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

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Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

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‘Green’ Flooring Decisions Involve Checking for Third-Party Certifications

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Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

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Green Standards Guide Purchasing for Facility Managers

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How to Pick a Winner in Energy Optimization

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Making the Right Choice with Energy Optimization Products and Services

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Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization

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Pilot Programs, Veterans’ Insights Help with Energy Optimization

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Best Practices for Energy Optimization

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Focus on Benefits, Product Credibility in Energy Optimization Purchases

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Choosing a Green Cleaning Vendor

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Third-Party Green Certifications Still a Critical Part of Product Selection

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Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications

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Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systems

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Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers offer their insights on the benefits of technicians earning certifications and credentials

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New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

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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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Pros And Cons Of Green Building Rating Systems

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Certified Energy Manager Credential Is One Option For Energy-Focused Professional Sustainability Certification

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Green Globes, Energy Star, BOMA 360, Living Building Challenge Offer Different Benefits For Different Buildings

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USGBC Perspective: Education @USGBC To Teach Green Building Best Practices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Retrofits: Certification for Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
AHRI Certification Benefits for HVAC Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Quantifying Savings When Specifying HVAC Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight: AHRI Portable Cooling Certification Program

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Energy Star Helps Engage School Staffs, Provides National Recognition

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LEED v4 Changes Are Focused On Performance

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Managing Building Operations And Improving Energy Efficiency Are Key Components Of LEED v4

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LEED v4 Has Indoor and Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Profession's Progress: The Role of Certification

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A Refresher on LEED-EBOM Recertification

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CEIR's RoofPoint System Helps Facility Managers Evaluate Roof Efficiency, Durability

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Ultimate Goal of CEIR's RoofPoint System is to Guide All Phases of Roofing Projects

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RoofPoint System is Rooted in Good Roofing Design Principles

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RoofPoint System Offers Alternative to LEED Certification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: Insist on AHRI Certified Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: Difference Between AHRI Certified and Rated

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: AHRI Certification Programs

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Survey Of Energy Efficient Properties Shows LEED Offers Advantages

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LEED Projects Are Not Homogenous Group

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How To Get Improved Results From Energy Projects

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Markling Hopes To Open Doors As BOMA Chairman

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Legal Issues Complicate LEED Guarantees

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Gifford Lawsuit Over LEED Certifications Set Some Guidelines for What Recourse is Available

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USGBC Perspective: The Evolution of LEED for Existing Buildings

Facility Focus
LEED Resources for Facility Managers from Green Building Certification Institute

Facility Focus
As LEED Grows, GBCI Takes Steps to Handle Workload, Ensure Quality

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Defining Maintenance: Training and Education

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The First Steps Of A LEED-EBOM Initiative

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The Three Biggest LEED-EBOM Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ohio Hospital's LEED Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Building Eases LEED Certification Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Construction Project Maximizes Sustainability Development Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED-EB Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

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Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification For Interiors

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Introducing LEED for Healthcare

Building Operating Management
LEED for Healthcare: Construction is Focus, Not Operations

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The Three Tiers of Green Product Selection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED for Healthcare Addresses Unique Operational Requirements

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Formal LEED-EBOM Certification

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Working With Other Departments on a LEED-EBOM Initiative

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How To Maintain (Or Improve Upon) Certification

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LEED-EBOM Recertification Helps Ensure Green Building Progress

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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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Green Building News

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Responsibilities Must Be Spelled Out In a Green Building Contract

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Designer’s Professional Liability Insurance Issues

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Determining Damages in Green Building Lawsuits

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Paint Certifications Balance Green and Performance Benefits

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Data Management for Continuous Improvement

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Engaging Staff, Occupants for Sustainable Success

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Floor Installation and Maintenance

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Tips for Facility Managers to Smooth the LEED-EBOM Certification Process

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FMs Say Formal EBOM Certification Not Expensive, Difficult

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Why LEED-EB Certify?

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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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Their Role in LEED Certification

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FMs Should Brush Up On Local Elevator Inspection Standards

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Greenguard Certification Programs Offer Guidance for FMs

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Pilot IAQ Certification Program

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

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How To Determine If A Green Certification Is Legitimate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keys To Achieving LEED v3 Certification

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Cost Premium For Green Products Drops

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Leonardo Academy Pushes For Green Gaming Industry Standard

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Look at Green Building Needs When Planning BAS

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Revised Green Guide for Health Care Operations Section Released

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ASHRAE Offers First Exam for Operations Certification

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New Evaluation Program Verifies Green Claims

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Green Roof Professional Certification Program Announced

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Green Seal Gains ANSI Accreditation

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Facility Operations and Performance are Focus of New ASHRAE Certification Program

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Green Certification Labels Combat Greenwash

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New Certifications Being Developed for Fire Equipment Technicians

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High-Performance Building Design Certification Available

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Adobe Earns Additional LEED Platinum Certification

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Zigbee Alliance Announces Certification for First Group of Products

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ASHRAE Announces Development of Certification Program

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Certified Green?

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Green Building Report