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To LED or not to LED? That is the question

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, commercial and institutional buildings, public street and highway lighting consumed about 274 billion kWh for lighting — roughly 21 percent of total commercial sector electricity consumption in 2012. The October...

source: By Pamela Tresp
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Water is often thought of as an infinite resource that can be replenished over time, so it tends to take a backseat to energy conservation when it comes to green building certification, notes Drew Shula, Founder and Principal of Verdical Group, a green building consultancy. Existing...

source: Buildings

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is a mantra with which most are familiar. Facilities may even put these three Rs into practice. But could there be too much emphasis on the last R, focusing on the sense of pride around a facility's recycling efforts? Effective Jan. 1, 2018, China...

source: FMJ via FM Link

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification sets a benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and homes — recognizing best-in-class strategies and practices....

source: San Francisco Chronicle

One of the biggest challenges in both school and airports is heavy traffic, which can come with unpredictable peaks. Because cleaning the rooms is difficult when they’re in use, many restrooms incorporate design features that...

source: Facilities Net

Facilities managers are all too aware of the challenges inherent in operating restrooms in commercial settings: fluctuations in traffic, heavy use and abuse, and privacy concerns. These challenges are magnified in some venues, such as schools...

source: Facilities Net

Facility managers and building owners who require a minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years or more from their flooring investment will find the shift to life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to be an economic advantage. LCCA can provide data to determine whether a floor is financially...

source: IFMA's FMJ Magazine

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