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Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint, Save Money!

June 17, 2020


Looking for ways to save your business some money? Reducing your carbon footprint is a great way to start that’s mutually beneficial for your organization and your community. Many businesses throughout the nation—large and small—have been implementing these changes throughout …

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The Process Rule + Energy Standards

March 4, 2020


The Department of Energy has approved “The Process Rule” that dictates how energy efficiency standards for equipment are created and updated. They say the changes modernize the process, but other organizations have other opinions. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient …

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Spring garden care and maintenance

February 26, 2020


Technically, spring 2020 will begin with the vernal equinox on March 19th. But depending on where you live, warm weather may come much sooner, or much later. For example: In San Antonio, Texas, the last frost date falls on March …

Categorized: Environmental

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Green life at the office

October 30, 2019


Plants and workspaces are a good match. The benefits we experience around plants include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress levels, and feelings of revitalization. Plants can add organic character to an office environment, improve productivity and creativity. What is horticulture? This …

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Creating an Effective Hazardous Communication Program

August 28, 2019


Many industries can present hazards for employees in the form of toxic chemicals. Employers and managers can mitigate this risk is by implementing an effective communication program. Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by the Occupational …

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How to Maintain an Eco-Friendly Campus

August 14, 2019


In recent years, colleges and universities have started taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. What and how colleges choose to repurpose and recycle plays an important role in a school’s sustainability and a facilities manager can help implement and …

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Clear the air with HEPA and ULPA filters

July 24, 2019


In health care facilities, cleaning instruments and surfaces may not be enough to achieve maximum cleanliness and maintain patient health. It is a good idea to focus on indoor air quality to keep facilities free of contaminants. Air that contains …

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Are Green Coatings Really Worth the Price?

July 17, 2019


The Truth Behind Low-VOC and Zero-VOC paints The growing popularity of environmentalism has led to the rise on ostensibly labeled green products. This practice has not spared the paint industry. In an industry notorious for producing toxic chemicals—from oils to …

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Green buildings can increase productivity by 100 percent

June 26, 2019


If you want your employees to perform better, you should improve your indoor air quality as much as possible. That’s according to a recent study by Environmental Health Perspectives about indoor air quality. The study found that subjects performed cognitive …

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