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Sports, Leadership, and Changing the World

From the August 2016 Edition of Our Monthly Newsletter DestinationGreen I want to quickly discuss leadership using the language of sports (especially since the Olympics just concluded), update the schedule from the Green Sports Alliance for the next Greener Cleaning in Sport Facilities workshops, and provide an update on the new sustainability program that ISSA […]

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Casinos, KPIs, Dashboards, and Sustainability Warriors

You can’t monitor what you can’t measure, and because few things in life remain constant—including your casino—what you can’t measure may be getting better . . . but it may also be getting worse. But how would you know? If things are going downhill, such as gross intake, not only will you not know it […]

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Sustainability and the Restoration Professional

While it is slowly fading into people’s memories, Hurricane Sandy was by all considerations a game changer. It convinced many people that climate change is real, even if they squabble over whether it is due to human activity—the burning of fossil fuels, contributing to greenhouse gases—or due to more natural phenomena. Still others note that for […]

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Trends Indicate More Factories Are Becoming LEED-Certified

“More factories and industrial locations in the United States are going Green—and doing so at a “remarkable pace.” According to an article in Crain’s Chicago Business and a new report by the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities,” more factories and industrial locations in the United States are going Green—and doing so […]

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Ashkin Group Hires New Director of Sustainable Practice

Los Angeles, CA – Brian Johnson has joined The Ashkin Group, the leading advocate for green cleaning and sustainability in the professional cleaning industry, as the organization’s new Director of Sustainable Practice. Johnson is a 30-year veteran of the Green and sustainability movements. He began his career leading the City of Santa Monica’s Green procurement […]

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How an Effective Sustainability Dashboard Works

The word dashboard, as it applies to sustainability dashboards,  did not come about until the 1990s. Early developers likely coined the term “dashboard” because automobile dashboards were often used as a model for the software programs designed for these systems. The goal was to provide a quick and easy way to present a variety of information all […]

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Using the Information Provided by an Effective Sustainability Dashboard System

Once data has been inputted into the dashboard system, building owners and managers can use these systems to compare, say, past and current electricity usage and related costs. And, for KPI (key performance indicators) purposes, also track their progress toward reducing that consumption and its expense. Additionally, an effective dashboard system allows users to do the following: […]

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Tips on Using a Sustainability Dashboard System

  Select a dashboard system that is intuitive, easy to use, and cost effective; there are many systems available, and they can vary significantly in ease of use as well as costs. Get broad stakeholder agreement on why the dashboard system is needed and the goals of the program: to reduce consumption and cost savings. […]

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Trends Indicate More Factories Are Becoming LEED-Certified

“More factories and industrial locations in the United States are going Green—and doing so at a “remarkable pace.” Bloomington, IN – According to an article in Crain’s Chicago Business and a new report by the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities,” more factories and industrial locations in the United States are going […]

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Ashkin Video about LEED v4

Steve Ashkin Previews LEED v4 Has your company developed products or services to help clients comply with the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)? Then you’ll want to know all about its updated rating system, LEED v4, which the U.S. Green Building Council is introducing in October 2016. In this Educational Quick […]

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