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11/21/2013
The U.S. market for building automation equipment is projected to grow by more than 40%to $2.24 billionover the next five years.
11/20/2013
The Building Agent application allows facility managers to quickly diagnose and adjust for problems based on direct occupant comfort feedback.
11/18/2013
After a rough recession that brought the sector to a standstill in 2009, Jones Lang LaSalle identified four trends shaping the industry and is calling the comeback an “Extreme Makeover,” which the organization has detailed below.
11/14/2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has announced the launch of certification programs for variable frequency drives and datacom cooling equipment.
11/13/2013
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New York.
11/12/2013
This free app allows iPhone users to select an alternative fuel and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius.
11/11/2013
The report says what contributed to Massachusetts’ number one spotwhich it has held for three years in a rowis its continued commitment to energy efficiency under its Green Communities Act.
11/07/2013
IKEA, a home furnishings retailer, announced plans to double the current size of the rooftop solar array on its Maryland distribution center.
11/06/2013
A new data center energy efficiency certification is now available through Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Power Assure.
11/05/2013
The commercial real estate industry’s ongoing focus on energy efficiency has netted positive results, according to a report from the Building Owners and Managers Association International and Kingsley Associates.
11/01/2013
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10/31/2013
The San Francisco 49ers are one step closer to calling Levi’s Stadium home. Phase one of the solar installation at the stadium has been completed.
10/30/2013
Governors from eight states announced a new initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads within a dozen years.
10/29/2013
Newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, contains several revisions aimed to help industry professionals better meet its requirements.
10/28/2013
A new online tool for free access to voluntary consensus standards that have been incorporated by reference (IBR) into federal laws and regulations has recently launched.
10/24/2013
Historic gains for efficiency in existing buildings are one of many updates that have been approved for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.
10/23/2013
With healthcare-associated infections still causing major problems for U.S. hospitals, cleanliness within patient care is a top priority.
10/22/2013
Facility managers are split – 43% believe they are responsible for the health of building occupants, while 40% say it’s up to the workers themselves.
10/18/2013
Scientists have developed a new way to generate enough electricity to power a mobile phone – and it’s “about as eco as you can get it." That product is urine.
10/17/2013
To better help those in the commercial building industry, the Buildings Owners and Managers Association International has created a list of essential tips for earthquake preparedness that building owners can share with tenants and personnel.

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