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No-chemical cleaning
Facility Management Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A few years ago when green cleaning was emerging as a trend in the professional cleaning industry, a panel discussion was held to explain what it would mean for the industry, consumers and facility managers. More

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Represent your profession on Capitol Hill
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8 tips to help your building's systems talk to one another    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Getting all your building's systems to talk to one another can pay off in multiple ways, from making those systems more functional to centralizing data and making it easier to monitor and manage building performance. Even though the benefits are clear, there seems to be precious little in the way of structured education or training for the implementation of building system integration. More

LED lighting: Time for a change
Green Energy News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Up until now LED lighting development and commercialization has been mostly focused on creating screw-in or twist-in replacements for incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs. These LED products are meant to be as much like conventional bulbs as possible. The logic is obvious: People already own lamps and light fixtures designed for conventional bulbs. Making LED bulbs to fit will help encourage them to switch, making the transition easier, painless. More

The fastest, most hygienic hand dryer

Powered by the Dyson digital motor, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer uses up to 80% less energy than warm air hand dryers and costs up to 97% less than paper towels. It is the best in all environmental measures, outperforming paper towels, cotton towels, warm air hand dryers and the Excel Xlerator. MORE

Are building owners leaving money on the energy efficiency table?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the hot summer of 2012, why would it still be necessary to convince anyone that saving energy is a good idea? With energy security and climate change concerns converging on energy efficiency as a key adaptive opportunity, it seems entirely self-evident from many perspectives. New buildings are increasingly designed and constructed with energy in mind, as building codes have increasingly required new buildings to meet higher efficiency standards. More

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Top 5 tips for graduates entering the facility management industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Léonie Wilkinson, senior recruitment executive for EFS Facilities Services, started her career in FM in London in 2006 when she joined Hays Construction and Property Specialist Recruitment as a fresh graduate. Here she gives her top five tips for graduates looking to get into the industry. More

Smart glass can vastly increase a building's energy efficiency    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Building efficiency is becoming more and more popular and important for reducing waste energy and therefore carbon emissions. One of the most important and effective ways of increasing building efficiency is to control the amount of heat that exits or enters a building and therefore the need to use radiators or air conditioning units. Smart glass offers a solution to heat entering or escaping via windows. More

Driving transformation to energy efficient buildings: Policies and actions, 2nd edition
Eco-Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative aims to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. Efficient buildings are vital to achieving sustainable development because they align economic, social and environmental objectives, creating triple bottom line benefits. However, the scale and pace of current actions around the world are insufficient to transform buildings into engines of the sustainable, energy efficient economy. More

Europe sets green standards for construction industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, the European Commission announced a new strategy to standardize the construction industry in the EU to integrate the implementation of energy efficient technology and sustainable building construction and design into common building practice. Standard design and construction practices are to be put in place around Europe, to create a level playing field for construction companies to work in other member states around the EU. The emphasis will be on energy efficient building design and practice. More

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MovinCool® Classic Plus 14 provides 13,200 Btu/hr of cooling using standard 115v power, delivering cool air to the hottest environments. By cooling only the area that needs it, it saves money while protecting people and equipment and speeding up processes. Available “24/7” from locations nationwide. MORE

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Is energy efficiency condemned to be the 'eat your peas' technology?
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It's hard to argue with the idea that energy efficiency is the most under-told part of America's clean energy economy, despite the efforts to date of some pretty smart, committed people. We could go such a long way to cutting our use of the most destructive forms of energy and addressing global climate disruption if we just stopped wasting so much. More

LEED certification for commercial buildings: What it means and how to get it
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The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is informally referred to as LEED. A program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification is designed around the concept of sustainability. Buildings can achieve LEED certification in five primary areas. More

Venture capitalists veer toward 'extreme green' construction
Green Technology World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The trend in new construction and retrofits can only be described as "extreme green" or "net zero." Venture capitalists have plowed more than US$4 billion into the development of sustainably designed, energy efficient buildings. Now, they are looking at groundbreaking technologies to further develop this space, according to a report by Boston-based Lux Research. More

Introducing the most dynamic cities of 2025
Foreign Policy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If there's any bright spot in an otherwise dim outlook for the global economy, it's the rise of cities. With fragile growth in Europe and the United States, the shift in economic balance toward the East and South is happening with unprecedented speed and scale — and it's happening through urbanization. More

Beyond energy savings from green buildings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Energy efficiency is no longer enough to satisfy many of Singapore's green building users, who are demanding broader environmental sustainability from their spaces, say experts. More businesses are beginning to demonstrate an attitude toward greater environmental responsibility, said Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) president Tai Lee Siang in an email interview. More

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Green roofs: Mainstream and the industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Anyone working on green roofs outside of Europe probably has the impression that green roofs are mainstream back in the Motherland. That a green roof professional in Germany or Switzerland never has to answer that ever-popular question, "What's a green roof and what's it for?" because everybody either knows what it is, has one of their own, or works in some inter-related industry. More

Building automation systems under cyber security attack
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David Fisk of the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College, London has recorded in the recent issue of the Intelligent Buildings International journal that as observed with the PC, it is possible that process controllers — the fundamental building blocks of intelligent buildings, which constitute the building management system — can be affected by malware, mostly through a backdoor that is left open unnoticed on a reliable network. More

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Choose sustainable products for a greener plant    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Good resource stewardship is simplified with technologies that encourage or increase sustainability. When it comes to energy, there are tools to increase efficiency, manage waste heat, and monitor and control consumption in real time. For pollution control, vapor and emission reduction technologies are in demand. More

US takes 9th place in energy efficiency
The Energy Collective    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked the energy efficiency of the world's 12 largest economies. The U.S., unfortunately, ranked nine out of 12. So while we were out dominating at the Olympics, we were quietly slipping behind on a metric that, if improved, would yield a substantial benefit for our country — economically as well as environmentally. More

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Opinion: Commercial buildings boost economy
The San Francisco Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's high time to correct some of the myths that are perpetrated about commercial real estate, myths that can cause bad public policy. More

Green buildings to address socio-economic priorities in South Africa and other developing countries
South African Commercial Property MarketPlace    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Green Building Council of South Africa, in conjunction with the World Green Building Council, has announced that they are developing a framework and new rating tool category for green buildings that will make green certification ratings even more relevant to the unique circumstances of developing countries. More

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