On average, every American produces 4.6 pounds of trash every day. In a lifetime, the average American will discard 600 times their body weight in waste.
How smart is your waste bin?
Each year brings another 1.3 billion tons of waste to this planet. The annual amount may more than double by the end of the century. More than 30 percent of that waste will be produced by 4% of the world’s population living in the United States.
The vast and growing quantities of waste increase the need for and the value of Solid Waste Management (SWM) solutions. New components and software systems have emerged, offered in varied configurations by several companies. ...(10 smart SWM solutions)...
Sustainable facilities tool
The General Services Administration provides a free online tool for all office, commercial, and public building occupants. The Sustainable Facilities Tool may provide even greater benefit to Facility Managers and Construction Project Managers. ...(continues)...
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) quick-wins
The EPA website features suggestions for managers, owners, and for everyone to improve a building's IEQ.
In January, the Sharing Sustainability poll asked which water-saving features are found at your workplace. Faucets with low-flow values and touch-free sensors were seen in most workplaces. Reclaimed water has been in use at more than a third.
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) is expanding Orlando International Airport to include a South Terminal Complex. Phase I of that complex will add 16 gates.
Take a look at this sneak-peek 3-minute video which explores the complex from above, around and inside. Follow this link to the GOAA website, scroll down, then click the image of aircraft parked at the gates. That launches the video.
An infographic from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) shows last year's top 10 states for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). A total of 1,399 LEED projects were completed in those states.
The USGBC recently added the 11th through 15th-ranked states to the list. Detailed statistics on their website include the number of LEED projects, the types of buildings involved, and the total square footage of certified space.