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Tufts University To Open First “Green” Dorm

Tufts University To Open First “Green” Dorm

When Tufts University Trustee Bernard Gordon lived in Tufts’ West Hall in 1944 during his officer training for the Navy, he bunked four to a room. This September 3rd, when students at the Medford, MA university move into the new Sophia Gordon Hall, named in honor of Bernard Gordon’s wife, they will live four to a suite in a “green” dorm with single bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens and bathrooms, and a host...Read More...

Portland State University Designated “Salmon-Safe”

Portland State University Designated “Salmon-Safe”

An organization that recognizes businesses and farms for environmentally sustainable practices has certified Portland State University (PSU) as the nation’s first “Salmon-Safe” university campus. The Salmon-Safe organization certifies ecologically sustainable land management practices that protect agricultural and urban watersheds so that native salmon can spawn and thrive. In November 2005, a team of experts...Read More...

TAC Recognized By Frost & Sullivan For Integrated Building Systems

TAC Recognized By Frost & Sullivan For Integrated Building Systems

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has selected TAC (a company of Schneider Electric) of North Andover, MA for the 2006 Excellence in Technology Award in the field of integrated building systems. According to Frost & Sullivan: TAC received this award for understanding the pulse of the building automation industry and exercising its expertise to develop systems such as Andover...Read More...

ASHRAE Joins Former President Clinton To Reduce Cities’ Carbon Emissions

ASHRAE Joins Former President Clinton To Reduce Cities’ Carbon Emissions

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced it will join with former President Bill Clinton in an initiative to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency in the world’s largest cities. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is a Clinton Foundation program dedicated to making a difference in the fight against climate change in practical and measurable ways....Read More...

Interface Consolidates Sustainability Goals With “Mission Zero”

Interface Consolidates Sustainability Goals With “Mission Zero”

Interface Flooring Systems, based in LaGrange, GA, recently announced its name change to become InterfaceFLOR Commercial™. In addition to announcing its new name, the modular flooring company has also launched “Mission Zero™,” which names the company’s promise to eliminate any negative impact the company may have on the environment by the year 2020.For TFM’s coverage of setting...Read More...

TFM Show Speaker Named An Entrepreneur Of The Year By Ernst & Young

TFM Show Speaker Named An Entrepreneur Of The Year By Ernst & Young

Michael Gordon, founder and president of ConsumerPowerline, has won the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for the New York Metro Region’s emerging business category. ConsumerPowerline is an energy asset management firm located in New York City that helps commercial and industrial energy users strategically reduce consumption while generating newfound revenue for its larger consumer...Read More...

Johnson Controls Receives Supplier Award From AT&T

Johnson Controls Receives Supplier Award From AT&T

Johnson Controls, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, was recently recognized as an outstanding supplier to AT&T Inc., provider of data, voice, wireless and Internet services. “We are proud of our longstanding tradition of providing unparalleled products and services to our business and residential customers,” said Maureen Merkle, president, AT&T Procurement. “We’re successful on that front in...Read More...

tomsofmaine

Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission

Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford,...Read More...

Frost & Sullivan Offers Analysis Of Integrated Facility Management Market

Frost & Sullivan Offers Analysis Of Integrated Facility Management Market

According to analysis by Frost & Sullivan, North American Integrated Facility Management Services Market, environmental concerns among end-users and implementation of new government policies—such as the Energy Conservation Policy in 2005—is making some opportunities open in the Integrated Facility Management (I-FM) services market in North America. The opportunities are included in various end-user segments...Read More...

Child’s Play: New Ground Surfaces Help Spruce Up Playground

Child’s Play: New Ground Surfaces Help Spruce Up Playground

A team effort recently brought to fruition a new playground setting for children with special needs. To a child in a wheelchair, a playground has to be more than some swings and a slide. It has to be designed to stimulate all five senses. The ground has to be smooth enough for wheelchairs to roll on. And, most of all, it has to be fun. At the Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh, NC, a facility for children and adults with...Read More...