Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Sustainability articles.
Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)
Located in Houston, Christian Brothers Automotive Company’s new headquarters building needed help to combat the harsh Texas summers.
Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.
The New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state's first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity.
Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.
Biopharm giant Pfizer Inc. will install of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell power generation system to provide reliable and low carbon electricity and steam for its 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT.
New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
The multi-agency solar power purchase agreement for federal facilities in California and Nevada will save $5M and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.
Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.
Monitoring and control systems are at the nexus of buildings and successful zero net energy (ZNE) performance, according to a new study from the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).
Clients and tenants worldwide are increasingly demanding sustainability – for both energy efficiency and occupant benefit — and green building continues to double every three years,...
Global hospitality company named to The Climate "A" List by the Carbon Disclosure Project, and beats carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule.
Millennials will lead the way for small and medium businesses in future conversations and efforts around conservation, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship, according to the second annual Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey.
A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.
Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.
If you need help garnering support for building a sustainability program at your facility, you might want to check out the new “Sustainability 101" Quick Guide from Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI).
AASHE has launched the Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP), which seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who purchase green power and help more campuses do the same.
Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants' scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.
2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.