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Why It Pays to Invest in Green Offices

Why It Pays to Invest in Green Offices

Green office spaces can improve the bottom line by improving employee productivity and reducing absenteeism, staff turnover and medical costs, according to a World Green Building Council report.

Mars Drinks’ Single Serve Packaging Redesign Cuts Carbon Footprint by 31%

Mars Drinks, which provides coffee to offices and other workplaces, has developed a new design for its single-serve packaging that has a 31 percent carbon footprint reduction.

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Office Furniture Recycling Made Easier

In an effort to make it easier for companies to recycle and reuse office furniture, Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, has teamed up with Davies Office and IRN. Davies Office takes old office furniture and remanufacturers it to look and perform like new. Staples Business Advantage customers … Read more »

Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

Indoor Environmental, Air Quality Technologies Market to Exceed $7bn by 2024

The market for indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) technologies used in new construction and retrofit applications is expected to grow from $4.2 billion in 2015 to $7.1 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Healthy and environmentally friendly buildings rely on good IEAQ to maintain … Read more »

GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

General Motors has stepped up its efforts to become a zero waste manufacturer by turning byproducts such as polystyrene foam packaging into footwear. To create recycled shoe soles, GM’s Toluca, Mexico, facilities take byproducts to a warehouse, where it is baled and sent to be crushed and turned into pellets. Those pellets … Read more »

10 Intelligent Building Trends to Watch in 2016

In 2016 and beyond, building owners and key decision makers will invest in an array of smart building solutions that embody the technology foundation of Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, according to a new white paper from Navigant Research. The whitepaper lists the following 10 trends that reflect … Read more »


Xerox Workflow Solutions Automate Paperwork, Cut Waste

Xerox has released products that reduce paper waste and simplify processes for the insurance industry and human resources departments. Xerox’s new offerings mean faster claims and new business processing for the insurance industry, the company says. Additionally, HR departments can speed the management of employee paperwork and data such as … Read more »

Embedding Sustainability within Your Organization: 7 Steps

This article is sponsored by VF Corporation. The road to incorporating sustainability management into a company’s daily processes can seem slow, incremental and difficult, but at scale, incremental changes can be truly transformational. In fact, a small change in a large company can create a ripple effect throughout an entire … Read more »


Making It Less Costly to Become Sustainable

Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” and that certainly applies to facilities as they transfer to greener and more sustainable operating strategies. Planning can be a challenge. Unless building owners and managers are willing or able to pay consultants hundreds, if … Read more »

OR Initiative Saves Hospital System $692K

Spectrum Health, a Michigan-based nonprofit healthcare system, saved $692,000 through Green the OR, a Practice Greenhealth initiative that focuses on reducing cost, waste and exposure to hazardous chemicals in the operating room. Around 30 percent of the hospital’s waste comes from its operating room, so reuse and recycling in the … Read more »

The Evolution of Engineered Water Cleaning

It’s often easier to pinpoint when a new technology first started to take hold in the marketplace than it is to predict its future. This is not necessarily true when we discuss the use of “engineered water,” as it is frequently called in the professional cleaning industry. It appears that … Read more »

Spotlight on Award Winners: GridPoint Shares Energy Management Trends, Tips

Spotlight on Award Winners: GridPoint Shares Energy Management Trends, Tips

This article is sponsored by GridPoint. The energy management market is currently being driven by several significant trends, from growing energy demand and rising prices to the rapid growth of cost-effective devices as well as increased emphasis on corporate sustainability programs and government regulations. “As a result of these drivers, … Read more »

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