Saving the Planet Through Procurement

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Cooperative Contracting Can Help By Tammy Rimes, MPA, Executive Director, National Cooperative Procurement Partners Association When serving the needs of a large school district, university, or community college system, procurement teams are required to maintain a level of knowledge on a variety of topics. When it comes to green purchasing or sustainability, it can get […]

VRF Equipment for Educational Buildings: The Sensible Solution

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A Smart, Sustainable Solution for New Construction or Retrofit HVAC Requirements By Carrier Enterprise Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are becoming an increasingly popular option in commercial HVAC projects. These systems work by using refrigerant as the heat-transfer medium to create heating and cooling within zoned spaces without necessarily needing ductwork or secondary air distribution […]

Why HVAC Restoration Makes Sense to Your Bottom Line

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Restoration Saves More Than Just Your Budget By Pure Air Control Services Commercial and especially institutional properties across the United State have to maintain aging infrastructure on a daily basis. One of the most critical components to a building’s health, occupant comfort and energy efficiency is the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, in […]

4 Tips to Help Procurement Prioritize Sustainable Products on a Budget

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Here’s How to Help Protect the Environment While Reducing Costs By Staples This blog originally appeared on the Staples Worklife Resource Center. File this one under “outdated myth”: If you want to buy environmentally responsible office products and equipment, you’re always going to have to spend more. That just isn’t true anymore, says Robert Kuhn […]

Understanding the Latest Advancements in Coatings Technology

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Selecting Paint is More than Just Aesthetics & Durability By Sherwin-Williams Today, aesthetics and durability are not the only considerations when specifying paint. There are several new, unique, and innovative features that are important to understand before selecting product for the next project. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality and Elimination of Odors Technologically advanced paints improve […]

Smart Technology & Sustainability

How Facilities Managers Can Use Smart Tech to Support Sustainability Initiatives By Rob Gallant, General Manager, Carrier Enterprise There’s an ancient Greek proverb that states: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Implementing and nurturing sustainability programs on campus is a great way for […]