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


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Water Woes: Conservation in Western U.S. Falters

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California University Goes Green with Ambitious Sustainability Plan

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A Brighter Shade of Green for One University

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City of Birmingham Launches Significant Sustainability Effort

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow and Ice Management Practices Evolve

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Winter Preparation Presents Staffing Challenges

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How University of Michigan Improved Sustainability of Snow and Ice Operations

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Preparing the Grounds Services Fleet for Winter Season

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U.S. Coast Guard Goes Green With Vegetative Roof

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Green Roof Key Component to Coast Guard's Sustainability Efforts

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Challenges, Benefits Associated With Vegetative Roofs

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Tall Safety Task: Protecting Workers from Falls

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed

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Quick Take on the WELL Building Standard

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Arizona State Facilities Maintenance Director

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Commercial Mowers and the Sustainability Connection

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More Mower Options Mean Greater Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Achieving Sustainability Beyond Mowing Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
SIDEBAR: Managers use Mowers as Recruiting Tools

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Sustainability Stars: Government Facility Facelift Brings Recognition

Building Operating Management
Sustainable FM: Peter Strazdas Helps Train a New Generation of FMs To Lead the Profession

Building Operating Management
Collaborating On Sustainability Raises the Profile of the FM Department

Building Operating Management
How The Building Internet of Things Works For WMU

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How Can Resilience Be Part of Standard Facilities Operating Procedure?

Building Operating Management
Best FM Education Returns To Las Vegas

Building Operating Management
5 Questions Can Help Steer FMs Toward Resilience

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Sustainability Success: University Attains 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Deliver Reliability that Grounds Managers Covet

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Utility Vehicles Match Needs for Increased Power, Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Universities and Colleges Turning to Utility Vehicles

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Greener Grounds: GSA Adopts SITES System

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Sustainable Cities: Must Municipalities Have No Plan

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LEED Platinum Collaborative Life Sciences Building: Model of Interdisciplinary Education and Research

Building Operating Management
Three Fundamentals of Good Single-Ply Roofing

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Attachments, Power Sources, Stand-On Models Maximize Mower Versatility

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Stand-Up Mowers Emerge as Reliable Option

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Attachments Help Mower Models Increase Versatility

Building Operating Management
Three Buckets of Smart Buildings Goals: Economic, Environmental, Experiential

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Data Centers in the Pacific? Microsoft Explores the Possibility

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GBCI Administers Green Garage Certification Program

Building Operating Management
Solar Canopies Bring Multiple Benefits To Property Management Firm

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Chicago Releases Results of Energy Assessment for Commercial Buildings

Building Operating Management
Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

Building Operating Management
Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

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

Building Operating Management
Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

Building Operating Management
3 Ways Sustainability Complements Building Resilience

Building Operating Management
Why Building Resilience Matters More Than Ever

Building Operating Management
Seeking LEED Certification in Retail Spaces

Building Operating Management
Landlord-Tenant Partnerships Can Build LEED Criteria into Retail Spaces

Building Operating Management
External Communications Can Aid LEED Retail Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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Savings and Sustainability: One Department’s Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Texas Offers Mowing Sustainability Challenges

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Propane, Organic Soils Among University of Texas Sustainability Priorities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Texas Looks to Sustainable Future

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Energy Upgrades Roundtable: Managers Discuss Energy Efficiency Challenges

Building Operating Management
Using Interior Strategies To Boost Productivity, Sustainability Initiatives

Building Operating Management
Allowing for Varying Employee Ages, Preferences in Workplace Style

Building Operating Management
Managing Sustainable Design for the Long Term in Workplace Interiors

Building Operating Management
Jay Black Uses Sustainability, High-Performance Efforts to Set SL Green Apart

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Pair Resilience With Other Business Goals

Building Operating Management
Resilience: Introducing a 3-Article Special Section

Building Operating Management
Understanding Building Resilience in Area-Wide Context, Planning for the Unexpected

Building Operating Management
High-Performance Issues Link Building Resilience and Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Supporting Business Continuity Through Building Resilience

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Renewable Energy to Power Next Facebook Data Center

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

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Dan Hounsell: Deferred Maintenance Needs Marketing Plan

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

Building Operating Management
Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

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FMs As Educators

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Active Upgrading, Energy Monitoring Also Part of SL Green Sustainability Approach

Building Operating Management
Retrocommissioning, Tenant Relationships Part of SL Green Sustainability Efforts

Building Operating Management
LEED Improving on Bridging the Design to Operations Gap

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers discuss their challenges when buying sustainable products

Building Operating Management
Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints Applications: Recipe for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Considerations for Painting Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Completing the Painting Project Puzzle

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Plumbing Upgrade: Locking Down Savings

Building Operating Management
Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

Building Operating Management
More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educators

Building Operating Management
How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Tools

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Fleet: Sustainability Issues for Mowers

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Noise Pollution Emerges as Important Mower Sustainability Factor

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Keeping an Eye on Emissions Important for Mower Maintenance

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The Changing Landscape of Grounds Equipment

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Grounds Managers, Manufacturers Work Closely Together

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Consider Lifecycle Costs When Purchasing Grounds Equipment

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Dan Hounsell: Honoring the 2014 FMD Achievement Award Winners

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Michigan Hospital Enhances Sustainability Efforts With Vegetative Roof

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Helping a Green Roof Reach Peak Performance Levels

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Lessons Learned from Green Roof Process at Michigan Hospital

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Green Roofs and Maintenance Challenges

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Department's Mower Bio-Diesel Program Stalls

Building Operating Management
With BIM, Historic Landmark Gets Sustainable Renovation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Mowers: Matching Equipment to Landscapes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mower Technology Trends Feature Comfort, Safety

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight on OPEI

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Michigan State Grounds Management Groups Find Benefits from Sharing

Building Operating Management
Achieving Economic Efficiencies At General Motors Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

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The Rise of Net-Zero Buildings

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Defining the Net Zero Concept

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Establishing a Plan for Net-Zero Buildings

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Insurance Company Lays Groundwork for 10-Year Sustainability Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Company's Water Conservation Projects Expand as Support Grows

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrofit Projects Bring Financial Hurdles for Insurance Company

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Biodiesel Puts University on Sustainable Ground

Building Operating Management
FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Services

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Connection Between Sustainability and Door Hardware

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Seeing LEED Benefits in Door Hardware Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Advances Improve Performance of Door Hardware Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Care Equipment Comes of Age

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Effects of Sustainability Felt in Grounds Departments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Seek Durability, Versatility when Specifying Grounds Equipment

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Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

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Saving Water, Streamlining Maintenance

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Savings from the Grounds Up

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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People, Planet, Profits: True Corporate Responsibility

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Alternative Fuels Essential Change for Arizona State Grounds Department

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Deeply Impacts Arizona State Campus

Building Operating Management
Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Education

Building Operating Management
Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

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

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Selecting Water Closets and Urinals

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Achieving Sustainability and Maintainability in Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Roofs, Paved Areas Emerge as Sustainable Design Components

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

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Commissioning Credits Focus On Maintaining Efficient Operations

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

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Focuses On Continuously Improving Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable and Maintainable: Achieving Two Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Systems Common Target of Sustainability Projects

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How FMs Can Augment The Triple Bottom Line

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

Building Operating Management
BOMI's High Performance Program Can Help Ensure High-Performance Operations

Building Operating Management
LEED in Motion Reports Help Support Case For Sustainability

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Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

Building Operating Management
Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

Building Operating Management
Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

Building Operating Management
Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

Building Operating Management
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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Benefits of an HVAC Upgrade

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Sustainability Efforts

Building Operating Management
IFMA's Sustainability Programs Can Help FMs Meet Sustainability Goals

Building Operating Management
Areas For FMs To Master In Sustainability: Planning, Project Management, Communication, Real Estate, Finance

Building Operating Management
Technology, Operations and Maintenance Are Keys To Sustainability Efforts

Building Operating Management
A Guide To Greenbuild 2013

Building Operating Management
Why Facility Managers Make the Best Sustainability Executives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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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Dashboards For Energy Data Are Gaining Wider Use

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Grounds Management: Eye on Irrigation

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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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Landscape Focus Changes Staff Responsibilities at UC-Davis

Building Operating Management
Metropolitan Square Earns LEED-EBOM Gold

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Durability Counts When Choosing Right Utility Vehicle

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Will The "Dynamic LEED Plaque" Become a Reality?

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Who Runs Sustainability In Your Organization?

Building Operating Management
Behind-The-Scenes Sustainability Efforts At Fenway Park

Building Operating Management
Balancing Sustainability With Sentiment, Historical Value

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sprinkler Head Leaks, Pressure Issues Lead to Rising Water Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Regular Renovation Recommended for Green Landscapes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tactics for Healthy, Attractive Green Landscapes

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BIFMA Works To Improve Furniture Sustainability Ratings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Quality Customer Service Following Mower Purchase Important

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Turf Issues to Consider Beyond Purchasing Mower

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

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

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

Building Operating Management
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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Color of Roof Coating Helps With Temperature Changes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dry Conditions Best for Roof Coatings Application

Building Operating Management
Fannie Mae's LEED-EBOM Push

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

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

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

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

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

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Open Plenum Can Lead To Sound Challenges

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Irrigation Issues: Upgrading for Savings

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Roof Condition Assessments Aid in Repair or Replace Decision

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Infrared Technology, Coring Popular Roof Conditioning Techniques

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Replace Roof When Repair Equals Cost of Replacement

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Weighing the Choices in the Aerial Work Arena

Building Operating Management
Environmental Benefits, Less Handling Of Chemicals Are Selling Points For Green Cleaning

Building Operating Management
Work With Vendors On Training Program To Maximize Effectiveness Of Green Cleaning Chemicals, Methods

Building Operating Management
Green Cleaning Hot Buttons: Costs, Greenwashing

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

Building Operating Management
Conduct Energy Efficiency Analysis Before Beginning Sustainable Campus Construction

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

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

Building Operating Management
Los Angeles Convention Center Uses Outsourcing To Save Energy, Earn LEED Certification

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Use Outsourcing Providers For Core Competency In Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Outsourcing Helps KeyBank Gain LEED-EBOM Platinum Certification

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

Building Operating Management
Hospitality Industry Moving From Words To Action When It Comes To Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Hospitality Employees Play Big Role In Sustainability Efforts

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

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Ceilings Can Help with Green Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
State Your Case for the 2013 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Meet Needs of Georgetown Campus

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Ceiling Tile Recycling Can Help With Green Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utah Community College Migrates Utility Vehicles from Gas to Electric

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles Serve Many Purposes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Campus Fleet of Utility Vehicles Receives Workout

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manufacturers Assist in Finding Appropriate Utility Vehicle

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

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Executives Need Knowledge of Workings and Priorities of Organization

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Executives Have To Market Green Success Stories

Building Operating Management
Most Sustainability Departments Have Wide-Ranging Responsibilities, Small Staff

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Mower-Sustainability Connection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers and Sustainability: Understanding Facility Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers and Sustainability: Issues on the Horizon

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Chemical toxins can hurt IAQ

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Funding Strategy: Focus on Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Office Renovation for Architecture Firm Achieves LEED Platinum

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How to Use LEED-CI

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To Achieve High Performance Building, Look To ASHRAE Guideline 32

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart-Controller Technology Helps Managers Irrigate Sustainably

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Assessing Irrigation Needs Prevents Problems

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

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

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Program Must Account For Tenant Behavior

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

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The Benefits and Challenges of Roof Coatings

Building Operating Management
Most Important Roof Selection Criterion

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hurricane Cleanup Lets Campus Rebuild Sustainably

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Sustainability During Post-Hurricane Restoration

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Department Staff Supports Sustainability Efforts

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Functionality Important in Office Furniture Selection

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How Can You Take Advantage of the Green Classroom Professional Certificate?

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Irrigation Spotlight: Water Conservation

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The New Criteria for Selecting Office Furniture

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5 minutes with Ana K. Thiemer Project Manager - Renovation and Renewal Program, Facilities Services, University of Texas Austin

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Retrocommissioning Can Reveal Opportunities for Energy Savings

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Energy Efficiency Blueprint?

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Six Steps To LEED-EBOM

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Purchasing Benefits Go Well Beyond Bottom Line Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Roof Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Increasing Demand for Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Product Selection From Installation to Routine Maintenance

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Wireless Metering Enhances Sustainability Reporting

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Bird Control: Meeting the Challenge Sustainably

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Bird Control: Application Considerations

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Specifying Effective Portable Cooling Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustaining Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Performance Measurements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Stronger Maintenance-Sustainability Link

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5 minutes with Rick Storlie Director of Administrative Services, Facilities Management University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Successful Recycling: Achieving Sustainability Goals

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Reviewing Renewable Energy Technology

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Successful Paint Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Paints for Performance and Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing Paint and Coating Policies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Important Painting Project Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Technology of Sustainability Reporting

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Sustainability Reporting: Plug-Load Considerations

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Roofing Technological Advances

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Energy efficiency project results in significant campus improvements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Upgrade Shines Light on Reaching Sustainability Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Expanding The Scope of Lighting Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Sensors Offer Additional Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Recycling: Achieving Sustainability Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recycling Container Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Recycling: Safe Collection

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Maintenance Challenge: Sustaining Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Floorcoverings Can Be Green/Sustainable

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Advances Offer Managers Better Roof Protection Options

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Classification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Installation and Maintenance

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Sustaining Sustainability: Seeking Infinite Benefits Beyond Certification

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Anti-Icing and Sustainability

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Water Conservation and Grounds Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Sustainable Paints Means Determining Life-Cycle Costs

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Five Ways BIM Can Benefit FM

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Anti-Icing and Sustainability

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Sustainable Facilities: Ensuring Performance

Building Operating Management
Focus On Sustainability: Effect on Roofing

Building Operating Management
Controls, Sustainability Are The Focus at Shedd Aquarium

Facility Focus
Project: The Aventine

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Department Updates Operations for Green, Financial Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Conservation Focus of Grounds Department's Efforts

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The IAQ-Sustainability Connection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital's Plumbing Systems Upgrades Provide Roadmap

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Water Audit Paves the Way for Successful Plumbing Upgrade

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Plumbing Upgrades Depend on Occupant Support

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Saving Water: Going with the (Low) Flow

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The Focus on Sustainability is Changing Roofing Strategies, Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Get Educated on Chemical Toxins

Facility Maintenance Decisions
IAQ: Review Specification Documents, Seal HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Awards Program Full of Great Ideas - To Steal

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What Is RoofPoint?

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The Buzz About LEED for Healthcare

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Organize a Big Project

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Technologies Require Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis

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The Three Tiers of Green Product Selection

Building Operating Management
Phillip Saieg: The Pursuit of High-Performance

Building Operating Management
Phillip Saieg: Raising the Bar on Sustainability

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Water Conservation: Going with the (Low) Flow

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Eco Charrettes: A Key Part of a LEED-EBOM Initiative

Building Operating Management
Retail REIT Installs PVs With Power Purchase Agreement

Building Operating Management
Glimcher Takes Energy-Efficiency, Other Green Steps

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Grounds Care: Irrigation Practices to Save Water

Facility Focus
Sustainability Improvements Require Organizational Buy-In

Facility Focus
Sustainability Success Story: Small Projects Pay Off Big

Facility Focus
One Company's Approach to Sustainability and the Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Everywhere a Strategy: Get Serious About Specification

Facility Focus
Sustainability: Green Projects Help Obtain Funding

Facility Focus
Facility Management Matrix: Integrate Environmental Stewardship

Facility Focus
Energy Management: Get Support From Financial Personnel

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Tracking Sustainability with a CMMS

Building Operating Management
Formal LEED-EBOM Certification

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Slowing the Flow: Plumbing Systems and Water Conservation

Building Operating Management
Metal Buildings Can Offer Design Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Tactics to Avoid Failure, Embrace Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Part of Managers' New Normal

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Benefits of Metal Buildings

Building Operating Management
Improving Building Energy Performance After Construction

Building Operating Management
Green Building News

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Care: Resources for Sustainable Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tough Decisions: Managers Need a Strong Conscience

Facility Maintenance Decisions
DOE Grant Fuels County's Green Building Projects

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Green Workplaces Retain and Attract Talent

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Moving to Sustainability: Managers Should Look at Past Accomplishments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A License to Steal the Next Big Idea

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HVAC Upgrades: District Focuses on Motors, Drives, Geothermal

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Maximizing Daylighting Benefits in Open Offices

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ADA: Accessibility and Efficient Facilities

Building Operating Management
Always Consider Energy, the Envelope and Reuse What You Can

Building Operating Management
Best Practices: Daylighting, IAQ, Green Cleaning and More

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Not Such a Dirty Word

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

Building Operating Management
Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

Building Operating Management
Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

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Daylighting and Cubicle Walls

Building Operating Management
Data Management for Continuous Improvement

Building Operating Management
Engaging Staff, Occupants for Sustainable Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Battery-Powered, Touch-Free Dispensers Improve Hygiene, Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Integrated Pest Management: Sustainability and Training

Building Operating Management
Lavatory Faucet and Hand Dryer Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Retrofit: Medical Center Recycles Roofing Materials

Building Operating Management
Energy Management Solutions Likely Already Housed In Facilities

Building Operating Management
The Importance of a Durable Roof

Building Operating Management
Interior Product Standards Should Be Tailor-Made For Each Organization

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers Fuel Grounds Departments' Sustainability Initiatives

Building Operating Management
Size of Automation Systems Should Be Proportionate to Building

Building Operating Management
Managers Can Maintain Building Service Levels While Saving Money With BAS

Building Operating Management
Water Consumption Can Be Controlled With Use of Submeters

Building Operating Management
LEED Ratings Offer Specifications For Sustainable Interior Products

Building Operating Management
Environmental Life-Cycle Assessments For Interior Products Gaining Traction

Building Operating Management
Managers Can Use LCA Data to Vet Product Manufacturers

Building Operating Management
EBOM Certification Offers Independent Verification, Justification

Building Operating Management
EBOM Requires Three-Month Measurement, Certification Period

Building Operating Management
More Vendors Becoming Acquainted With EBOM Submission Process

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

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

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sub-Meters Minimize Energy Waste, Boost Bottom Line

Facility Focus
Sustainability in Schools: NYC Department of Education

Facility Focus
Sustainability: Managers' Role in the Triple Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Insulation: Mineral Fiber and Foam Plastics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Mowing: Taller Grass Resists Weeds

Facility Maintenance Decisions
School Districts Take Lead on Sustainability

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Recycling: A Three-Step Approach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: New Set of Specification Questions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Technology: Solar Wall Impacts Heating Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
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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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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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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Walmart Announces Sustainable Product Index

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Water Conservation

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Vegetative and Photovoltaic Roofing Systems Emerge as Sustainability Leaders

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How to Properly Apply Grounds Chemicals

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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?

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Managers Should Consider Life-Cycle Costs When Specifying Roofs

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Alliance to Reduce Energy Consumption in Commercial Real Estate Launched

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EPAct Tax Benefits for Green Buildings

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Stanford Tackles Energy Efficiency

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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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Planning for Emergency Recovery

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Benefits of Metal Roofing

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Managers, Architects Join Forces During Landscape Design

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Green Renovations

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

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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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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

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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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Striking a Balance: Sustainability and Performance

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Industry Organization Alliance Focuses on Net Zero Buildings

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Daylighting and Workstation Wall Height

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Sustainability Standard

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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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Continous Improvement Key to College's Sustainability Efforts

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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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Graduating to Green

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Adding Up To Green Design

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REPORT PREPARED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
LEED-EB: Focus on Operations