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.

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

NEMA has published the following reaffirmed standards for Shunt Capacitors, Typical Proximity Switch Specifications, and Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic... [...]

Water Quality Organizations, Partners to Celebrate World Water Monitoring Day 2008

The event, which will be held on Thursday, September 18, is an international outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world.... [...]

Ten ASHRAE Grants Awarded To Universities

University of Oregon next to partcipate in eco-roof... [...]

Daktronics Shines Through Solar Scoreboards

Athletic fields can rely on the sun instead of electricity to display... [...]

Indiana Furniture Products GREENGUARD Certified

The Jasper, IN manufacturer received the certification for products in four of its... [...]

Two Beaulieu Commercial Product Lines Meet Green Flooring Standard

A total of 20 products under the BOLYU Contract and Cambridge Commercial product lines have been certified to meet the NSF 140-2007... [...]

Herman Miller Earns MBDC Certification

The company has been awarded McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Silver certification for its filing and storage product... [...]

LEED Gold for Pollution Leaders?

Olympic athletes were prepared to don respirators and China was forced to seed clouds, idle factories and ban vehicles to temporarily lift a pollution fog that enveloped Beijing as recently as last month. Very interesting (albeit ironic) for USGBC to award their “gold medal” for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design to a country recognized as one of the planet’s top polluters.   Thus proving that the... [...]

New Online Tools from American Standard Help Promote Water Conservation

A balanced fire protection design is key to saving lives, protecting... [...]

LEED 2009 Rating System Open For Comment

The U.S Green Building Council is soliciting input on the rating system during this second public comment... [...]