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Ambitious energy efficiency goals to transform commercial building industry
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While the green construction and technology market reflect a small fraction of commercial buildings globally, the growth of building automation systems, the linking of IT data and building data, is providing a considerable push in the intelligent and energy-efficient buildings industry, says Pike Research in a new report. More

Potential changes to green building standards rile chemical, vinyl trade groups
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Twenty trade groups representing the plastics, vinyl and chemical industries are lobbying to stop the General Services Administration from adopting proposed new standards for green building construction, saying the changes could eliminate the use of hundreds of their products in construction projects. The new standards — proposed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which sets the rating system for green construction known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) — include a "chemical avoidance" provision that industry groups said will discourage builders from using materials that contain certain chemicals. More

Report: Solar panel supply will far exceed demand beyond 2012
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When solar equipment manufactures began posting big losses during 2011, forcing some to close factories or even file for bankruptcies, many of them wondered: when will the market recover? End of 2011? Mid-2012? Not this year. Or even next year. More

Upscale Recycling bins by T2

T2 Site Amenities offers the widest selection of upscale recycling bins for lobbies, meeting spaces, offices and outdoors. Many available with casters for easy mobility. Amazing planters, benches and bike racks also available.

Building-lighting system integration the way of the future
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Increasingly, building automation systems are being integrated with lighting control systems. In fact, in 2011, 25 percent of these systems in the Americas, as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa, were integrated, according to IMS Research. IMS predicts this number will increase to 35 percent among these regions by 2016. More

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NFPA 70E Electrical Testing Safety
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Strategic versus project-based approach to sustainability
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There are two "standard" ways to implement a sustainability program. Organizations are inclined to either establish a sustainability team or task a certain department to carry the weight. More often than not, the approach is hybrid. The problem arises when there is a lack of balance between the two, or worse when one or the other is chosen exclusively. Which is the better approach: teams committed to strategic planning, or operations departments tasked to work in a silo to implement individual projects to show return on investment? More

AFE Certification goes high-tech
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The Association for Facilities Engineering has announced that its highly regarded Certified Plant Maintenance Manager Certification will be offered as an online course beginning July 10. The CPMM Review Course will run every Tuesday and Friday for eight weeks. This virtual series of real-time webinars allows you to prepare for the exam in the comfort of your own office. Participants must have access to a telephone and computer. To enroll or for more information, visit More

A visit to Egypt's largest wind farm shows an industry getting on its feet
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In the words of Faisal Eissa, the managing director of Elsewedy for Wind Energy Generation, Global Wind Day is "a perfect opportunity for hundreds of organizations around the world to share hands-on knowledge about wind energy between experts and a curious public," in an attempt to realize the power of wind energy and its potential to transform the world. Eissa's company was the recipient of the 2011 World Wind Energy Award for its leading role in introducing wind power on a large scale in the Middle East and North Africa. More


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SPEC Launching Process Engineering Forum
SPEC’s experience solving complex scale-up projects, regulatory compliance issues, and equipment specifications and installations provides a strong basis from which to host an engineering forum. MORE

Let industrial engineering be your guide on the road to food-service design efficiency
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Juan Martinez writes, "It seems today that lots of restaurant chains continue to roll out updated prototype units or refresh their existing facilities — all in the name of being more efficient. Unfortunately, the real motivating factor behind many of these changes is to reduce costs or make only superficial updates that increase the brand's appeal. Unfortunately, too, these efforts can miss the boat on the real benefits of driving efficiency and can result in unintended and often negative consequences. In pursuit of driving efficiency, food-service designers and operators should make the principles of industrial engineering their guide." More

Smithsonian Institution and its Facilities Director to be highlighted at Facilities America Education Forum
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What does it take to manage a space shuttle and a million insects? Nancy Bechtol, CFM, will be the keynote speaker for the Facilities America Education Forum to be held in Arlington, Va., Sept. 10-12. Her presentation on "World Class Facilities, the Smithsonian's Largest Treasure" will highlight the special challenges of managing facilities that house everything from the tiniest insects to the Star Spangled Banner to the space shuttle Discovery. In addition, conference attendees will have the unique opportunity for a behind-the-scenes facilities tour of the Smithsonian's magnificent Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum which houses Discovery and many more space and aviation exhibits. More

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