Sustainability Articles

LEED, sustainable design, Greenwashing, Green Globes, and other sustainable facility management concepts are included in this section.

New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action... [...]

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Updated Green Globes Building Certification Program Now Built On ANSI Standard

Green Globes is used as an alternative to... [...]

Davies Office Receives Recognition For Sustainability From IFMA

Davies Office has won this award for the innovation displayed in designing, manufacturing, and delivering an environmentally conscious exhibit at World Workplace... [...]

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Will LED Lighting Work For You?

Considering certain product features and performance is an integral part of the evaluation... [...]

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The HVAC Factor: Spiral Round Ductwork

As an alternative to rectangular ducting, this approach is a more efficient delivery system when conditions are suitable. From the August 2013 issue.... [...]

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Manufacturing Case Study: At A Swift Pace

A manufacturing plant in Welland, Ontario was renovated and expanded to deliver timely production. From the August 2013... [...]

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Clean Green While Keeping Labor Costs In Check

Simply targeting the least expensive product options is a potential lost opportunity for long-term cost efficiency and... [...]

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SkyVault Series M74 DS from Solatube

Designed for high bay commercial facility applications, this tubular daylighting device features a 29" diameter... [...]

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FM Issue: Cool Down

Facility factors, such as roof slope and climate, impact the benefit of reflective roofs. From the August 2013... [...]

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Eight New Landscape Projects

SITES™ is a voluntary, national rating system and set of performance benchmarks that applies to sites with or without... [...]