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These easy steps could make a significant difference at work.
Why invest in industrial properties?
The keys to tenant satisfaction.
Outgoing BOMA Chairman Joe Markling reflects at the Every Building Show, presented by BUILDINGS magazine and BOMA International.
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $21 million in technical assistance would be allocated to reduce energy usage in commercial buildings.
Dealing with oversized HVAC units? Consider upgrading your building automation system for tighter control.
New guarantee covers floorcovering installations by certified crews.
Compare project suitability and building performance with a new DOE tool.
Major updates to the organization's flagship publication correct outdated information.
An issue-based city-wide ecosystem for public and private facilities can help accelerate the adoption of smart building technology.
Logging may lead to sizable carbon releases, according to a new study.
How biomass and purpose-grown crops could help California meet its energy goals.
The web-based program uses building metrics to create energy-saving solutions.
Current rate structures in many states discourage utilities from selling less energy.
Retailer pleads guilty to improper hazardous waste handling and disposal.
VTT has conducted the first ever study into the feasibility of building wind turbines across the globe in areas where cold climate and icy conditions place special demands on wind turbine technology.

Close to 200 technology providers, systems integrators and forward looking end users redefining smart and connected systems gathered at Haystack Connect 2013 to exchange knowledge and share experiences about smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions.


Scientists and engineers must join together in a major new effort to educate the public and decision makers on a crisis in providing Earth's people with clean water that looms ahead in the 21st century. That's the focus of a comment article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society.

Net-zero is often on the facility management radar as technology allows for increasingly efficient energy management strategies and techniques.  But could net-zero become the real deal for homeowners as well?
Walmart has announced that it will conduct in-depth safety inspections at 100% of the factories in Bangladesh that produce goods for the retailer. The company will complete all reviews within six months and will publicly release the names and inspection information on all 279 factories. As a result, workers in these facilities can be assured of safer working conditions, and the entire market will be lifted to a new standard.

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