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2015 Building Energy Summit: How technology is taking green buildings to the next level
USGBC
Green is good. It's good for the environment, and it's good for business. In the real estate business, having a green building means constructing and operating it in a way that benefits the environment — and also benefits the bottom line. Tenants are happier and healthier, leasing rates are higher and operational expenses are lower. But there's only so much energy efficiency that can be achieved through equipment upgrades and behavior modification.
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8 ways to protect your operations from severe weather
Environmental Leader
Well, we made it through the second consecutive hurricane season without severe weather damaging a major U.S. populated area. Superstorm Sandy is becoming a distant memory for some. This is both good and bad; the bad being the fear of people and businesses being complacent to the horrific effects to a building or a business of a severe storm.
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Why be efficient and productive in a maintenance organization?
By Denny Hydrick
When your team is manufacturing widgets, it is a must to be efficient and productive, isn't it? The more widgets you make, the more sales are up. The more sales are up, the more the company makes. The more the company makes, then better the chances of long-term employment for you. But we in maintenance don't produce widgets and thus don't contribute to higher sales. Why should a maintenance team be concerned with efficiency and productivity?
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Demand for sustainable lumber products grows
Green Building Elements
Companies like Sustainable Northwest Woods, a small but growing Portland, Oregon-based company that specializes in supporting small mills in rural communities, are bolstering sustainable economic development and job creation with innovative new uses for sustainable wood and lumber products.
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Colleges making progress — and money — on their carbon commitments
BuildingGreen.com
Progress is being made at the 675 colleges and universities that have signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment since its launch in 2007, according to an update from the organization. The pledge sets interim reduction targets to cut gross greenhouse gas emissions 14.4 million metric tons by 2031.
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Questions and answers for successful lighting system upgrades
FacilitiesNet
Which technology is more appropriate for a particular institutional or commercial facility, LEDs or fluorescents? What are the benefits of installing wireless lighting systems? What kind of energy savings can an upgrade deliver? Such questions are among the most common that manufacturers hear from maintenance and engineering managers involved in planning a lighting project.
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Census: Solar industry added 31,000 jobs last year
Sustainable Business via GreenBiz.com
The 2014 National Solar Jobs Census is in, and it has great news for the United States. According to the census, done yearly by the Solar Foundation, 173,807 people are employed by the solar industry, which added 31,000 jobs last year — a growth rate of 21.8 percent from 2013.
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Advances in antimicrobial coatings for surfaces
BUILDINGS
While there may be no silver bullet for germs, researchers have developed antimicrobial abrasion-resistant coatings that use silver and copper colloids to kill germs and stop new ones from becoming established on surfaces. The metals work by gradually releasing germicidal metal ions into the environment.
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