Industry News




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.
10/15/2013
Global investment in clean energy is down 14% from the previous quarter, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
10/14/2013
New report offers strong recommendations to promote building reuse in Los Angeles.
10/11/2013
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.
10/10/2013
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.
10/09/2013
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.
10/08/2013
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.
10/07/2013
The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed new energy efficiency standards that would address a source of major energy loss that may be lurking in your basement, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
10/03/2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing a rule that will allow the agency to restrict imports of potentially harmful perfluorinated chemicals that could be used in carpets.
10/02/2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for data center storage products.
10/01/2013
The recycling rate in the U.S. has increased by only 6% over the past decade, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Boston University and University of Alberta.
09/30/2013
The process includes specific tasks that will verify that design, construction, verification, testing, documentation, and training meet the owner’s project requirements.
09/27/2013
With a focus on improving the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs, the Energy Department announced a new project called Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
09/26/2013
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, annual revenue from ductless cooling systems will grow from $3.9 billion in 2013 to more than $9 billion by 2020, representing nearly 30% of total energy efficient HVAC systems revenue in that year.
09/25/2013
Do manufacturers really know what consumers want? According to a new global study released by UL, there are several critical gaps between manufacturer and consumer priorities.
09/23/2013
The solution begins with understanding what motivates pests.
09/20/2013
EPA estimates that approximately 51 billion gallons of water is used every year to rinse dishes by almost one million American food service establishments.

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