Sustainabiilty

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Sustainabiilty articles.


Clif Bar Opens One-Of-A-Kind Sustainable Bakery

The sustainability-focused facility uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides.

Aegis Energy Services, YANMAR Form Strategic Alliance

The relationship will broaden the reach of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems by offering a wider product line to serve facilities of all sizes.

Nature Center Installs Minnesota’s First Solar Integration System

The Sunverge system at Hartley Nature Center will provide reliable backup electric power to meet operational needs during emergencies.

Are You A Stadium Facility Manager?

If you’re the facility manager at a stadium or arena, a new survey is seeking your input on your sports venue's energy and water performance.

FM Alert: Free Sustainability Guide

IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

Nominate Someone BOLD, Until September 7

Five industry members will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards in the built environment.

SIF Partners With Tuntex Carpet

Summit International Flooring will bring Tuntex Carpet’s dedication to sustainability and green products, along with a plethora of designs, to the U.S. market.

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.

Amazon Brings Sustainability To Seattle HQ Campus

Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.

Tide® Professional Coldwater Laundry System by P&G Professional

The on-premise laundry program can help a 150-room hotel save as much as $8,700 per year.

Lighting Maintenance: LED Lighting Retrofits

While the benefits are increasingly clear, facilities should note these four tips to avoid LED lighting failure.

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.

FM Alert: UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule

Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

Texas Campuses Win Sustainability Makeover Contest

The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University are the winners of the inaugural College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest.

Sacramento Kings, Johnson Controls Team Up At Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

Landmark Skyscraper Will Be San Francisco’s First Hybrid Electric Building

Advanced energy storage system will improve efficiency, lower costs, and deliver cleaner power for landmark skyscraper One Maritime Plaza.

Planned Investment In Energy Efficiency Hits All-time High

2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals 72 percent of respondents will increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

Restroom Fixtures Donated To Children’s Facility In LA

Sloan and Falcon Waterfree Technologies teamed up to provide faucets, toilets and urinals that will boost water conservation at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children.

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.

Bones And Shells Inspire Stronger Concrete

Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.

FM Alert: USGBC Launches New LEED Pilot Credit For Building Materials

The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.

Systems Approach To HVAC Design

When components are patched together without considering the entire system, there is significant risk the system will not deliver ideal performance. Facilities staff training is also important.

Cat Microgrid From Caterpillar

Solar panels, energy storage, and monitoring and control systems join the company's traditional line of power generation equipment.

nora Completes EPD Process For Floor Coverings

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides a complete picture of the noraplan® standard and norament® standard products’ environmental impact.

Better Buildings Challenge Energy Savings Exceed $1.3B

Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.

CPY-20L LED Canopy Luminaire From Cree

Delivering 143 LPW at 5700K, the newest Cree® CPY Series LED product offers better light experiences and lower operating costs.

Energy, Water Conservation Measures Planned For Kentucky Prisons

Siemens has been awarded a $38.6M contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to implement energy and water conservation measures that will save $2.5M annually at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky.

Energy Storage Solution From Northern Power

The system has a range of DC voltage optimization, able to be effective with flow, lithium, lead acid, or any other chemical battery, as well as mechanical storage options such as flywheels.

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