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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.
IKEA, a home furnishings retailer, announced plans to double the current size of the rooftop solar array on its Maryland distribution center.
A new data center energy efficiency certification is now available through Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Power Assure.
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.
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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.
Governors from eight states announced a new initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads within a dozen years.
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.
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.
Historic gains for efficiency in existing buildings are one of many updates that have been approved for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.
With healthcare-associated infections still causing major problems for U.S. hospitals, cleanliness within patient care is a top priority.
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.
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.
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.
Global investment in clean energy is down 14% from the previous quarter, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
New report offers strong recommendations to promote building reuse in Los Angeles.
San Francisco’s municipal building energy use is down 3.6% and carbon emissions are down 5.1% from 2011, according to San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s second annual Energy Benchmarking Report.
The publication of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is bringing major changes to requirements regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical, and energy cost sections.
While vacant office spaces continue to fill up at a slow pace, limited new construction could be the real driving force behind the decreased vacancy rate.

The majority of parking facility owners, operators, and managers believe the leading parking industry trend is the move towards innovative technology, according to a survey conducted by the Global Parking Association of Leaders Summit.

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