Environment Articles

Articles covering the broader concept of environmental awareness, including corporate social responsibility, climate change, and other news about how facility managers can impact the environment are included.

Fabric Treatment Designed To Be Green and Flame Retardant

The HON Company, through its new partnership with G3 Technology Innovations (G3i), LLC, is offering G3i’s GreenShield™ FR finish on its... ...Read More...

2008 Summer Olympics Begin Tonight

Over the next 16 days, millions of people will converge in the city of Beijing.... ...Read More...

TCP, Inc. Joins CBS And EcoMedia To "Green" Schools In Three U.S. Cities

Three cities participating in program designed to make schools greener while teaching kids about the... ...Read More...

TCP, Inc. Joins CBS And EcoMedia To “Green” Schools In Three U.S. Cities

Three cities participating in program designed to make schools greener while teaching kids about the... ...Read More...

EPA Focuses On Recently Acquired Facilities

An interim policy offers incentives to new owners who correct environmental violations at recently acquired regulated... ...Read More...

New Survey Shows Green Cleaning Not Threatened

Despite the economic slow down, companies have not turned their backs on using green cleaning... ...Read More...

USGBC Announces Certification Bodies For LEED

As the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continues the development of the next version of its LEED rating system, the group announced this week the certification bodies for LEED. These entities are: * ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. * BSI Management Systems America, Inc. * Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. * DNV Certification * Intertek * KEMA-Registered Quality, Inc. * Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Inc. * NSF-International Strategic... ...Read More...

AT&T Joins Green Grid to Promote Data Center Energy Efficiency

AT&T Inc. announced its affiliate, AT&T Services Inc., has joined The Green Grid, the global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. AT&T also announced it will supply data center performance information to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in developing a new ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure. Membership in The Green Grid and... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Solar Trees

Designer Ross Lovegrove believes that “intelligent products reflect the value we place on our civilisation. They must use resources wisely and celebrate the full potential of our emerging scientific and technological age.” Working in his studio in London, Lovegrove takes inspiration from nature to create everyday items, including his SUPERNATURAL chair that weighs 2.5 kilos (approximately 5.5 pounds). While many of Lovegrove’s... ...Read More...

EPA Climate Leaders Program Reaches 200 Partners

Launched in 2002, the program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a voluntary strategy that works with companies to measure greenhouse gas emissions and to set aggressive long-term emissions reduction goals. The partners represent a range of industries in all 50 states. Last week, EPA welcomed 51 new partners as Climate Leaders to breaking the 200 partner mark. In addition, eight companies took the next step in the partnership... ...Read More...