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  • What is Sustainability

    Sustainability is best thought of as a process, rather than an end state. Sustainability means to create and maintain conditions that balance the ec...
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    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

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    This section is devoted to the broad policies and strategies covering the whole government or entire agencies, services or bureaus, which set the co...
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    One of the best ways to learn and make the case for green building innovations is to point to others’ experience in implementing these innovat...
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    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

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    Buildings are significant users of the Earth’s freshwater supply. The goal of a responsible building operator should be to encourage a sma...

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  • Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

    Kitchen exhaust hoods are a large energy consumer in cafeteria spaces. Significant amounts of energy can be conserved by utilizing transfer air – co...
  • Occupancy-Control Device

    Occupancy control can save a great deal of energy as it energizes outlets only when users are present and de-energizes them when the space is vacan...
  • Oven

    Convection ovens are common in food service. Look for equipment that carries the Energy Star label for energy efficiency.