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  1. Testing the Newest Green Technologies

    May 28, 2013 | 0 comments

     The U.S. General Services Administration has turned its building portfolio into a test bed for evaluating new green technologies.

     The GSA’s Green Proving Ground program works with the Department of Energy’s national laboratories to assess and evaluate a variety of sustainability products and innovations within GSA buildings, such as: (more…)


  2. Eastman Partners with Skin Cancer Foundation

    May 21, 2013 | 0 comments

    The sun offers many benefits, such as increased productivity and reduced reliance on electric lighting; but the sun’s UV rays can also damage skin and building assets if they’re not controlled.

    UV rays can penetrate windows in commercial buildings, homes and automobiles, which exposes occupants to radiation. This exposure is cumulative, so the total damage an occupant receives is directly related to how often they’re exposed to UV rays.

    According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UV radiation wavelengths are classified as (more…)


  3. First Hospital Receives LEED-HC Rating from USGBC

    May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

    Courtesy of Group Health

    To address the unique design requirements of green healthcare facilities, the U.S. Green Building Council established its LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) rating system in 2011.

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  4. Ways to Improve Thermal Comfort

    May 7, 2013 | 0 comments

    Hot and cold calls come with the territory when managing a commercial building. But don’t ignore this important feedback from tenants and occupants. In many cases, what’s good for thermal comfort is also good for your building’s utility bills.

    Hot/cold complaints and thermal discomfort issues are affected by a variety of (more…)