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Multifamily Project Wins Building Brooklyn Award

Steven Winter Associates Honored for LEED and Energy Star Certified Project
August 5, 2013
Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) announced that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce selected the firm’s multifamily project, The Hegeman Residence, to receive a Building Brooklyn Award. The project received the award in honor of its contributions to sustainable construction in the affordable housing sector. 


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Ruby Tuesday Selects ServiceChannel as Services Management Platform

Restaurant Chain to Leverage Technology Platform for Repair and Maintenance Across All Locations
July 22, 2013
ServiceChannel, a leading facilities services management platform, announced that Ruby Tuesday Inc. has chosen its technology to streamline facilities management across its 750 locations throughout the United States.


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Infrastructure Upgrades to Save School District Over $9 Million

Project Includes Lighting, Heating, Cooling, and Indoor Air Quality Upgrades
July 8, 2013
ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its ABM Building Services business has been selected by Orange County (Va.) Public Schools to implement division-wide energy and infrastructure upgrades to its schools through ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions Program.


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Job Seeker Questions That Are Better Left Unsaid

Survey Reveals the Most Unusual Questions from Job Applicants
June 24, 2013
It’s often said there are no bad questions, but an OfficeTeam survey suggests otherwise. Human resources managers were asked to recount the most unusual or surprising question they have heard a job seeker ask during an interview. Here are some of their responses.


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New Energy Secretary Will Focus on Energy Efficiency

DOE Will Continue to Push for Efficiency Improvements
June 10, 2013
The case for energy efficiency in the United States is this — every year, much of the energy that the U.S. consumes is wasted. That’s why during his first public speech, the new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, said he was making energy efficiency a focal point during his tenure.


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NREL and Stanford Team up on Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

Cells Could Power Portable Devices and Sensors
May 20, 2013
It may be possible soon to power products with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 


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George W. Bush Presidential Center Certified LEED Platinum

May 6, 2013
The new George W. Bush Presidential Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, its highest level of certification. It is the first presidential library to earn LEED Platinum certification for new construction.


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Net Zero Energy Bullitt Center Celebrates Grand Opening

April 22, 2013
Seattle's Bullitt Center, designed to become the world’s largest functioning, commercial Living Building — a facility certified to an international sustainable performance standard — is inviting the community to celebrate Earth Day with an grand opening event on April 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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GSA Completes Restoration of Hipolito Federal Building

April 8, 2013
The General Services Administration (GSA) has completed the restoration of the Hipolito Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Antonio. The renovated building is expected to achieve a 38.8 percent reduction in energy usage, which will result in energy cost savings of approximately $87,515 per year.


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Melink Supplies Solar for Cedarville University

March 18, 2013
Cedarville University will soon be receiving clean, renewable energy from the sun via a 2,154 kilowatt solar array on the southwest edge of campus. Power is expected to begin flowing in April. 


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