Sustainability Articles

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

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Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and... ...Read More...

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The 50 Greenest Colleges And Universities In America

Schools included in the list boast multiple, simple, and complex means of contributing to the planet's health in ways including sustainability, clean energy, solar power, recycling, landscape management, and more.... ...Read More...

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Facility Executive Of The Year: Michael Berthelsen

The magazine's Facility Executive of the Year winner is recognized for his effort to transform his department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities... ...Read More...

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Facility Management Credential Programs Earn ANSI Accreditation

IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven... ...Read More...

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How Green Is The State Of The Union?

Americans also may be surprised at just how far the United States has come regarding green and sustainability issues.... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Aqua-FIT from Zurn

Water conservation and ease of retrofit are key features of this new modular sensor faucet... ...Read More...

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Environmentally Friendly Mother Clara Hale Bus Transportation Depot Opens

The new structure replaces an aging facility with a state-of-the-art bus transportation center that meets the city's needs while minimizing its impact on the surrounding... ...Read More...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches DD Green™ For Sustainable And Energy Efficient Restaurants

Company has goal of 100 new DD Green certified restaurants by year-end... ...Read More...

This University of Baltimore facility includes 15 classrooms, 29 large- and small-group study spaces, a 32,000 square-foot library, and a 300 seat moot courtroom and event space.

The HVAC Factor: Systems Get A Break

At the University of Baltimore, a new facility features passive heating and cooling, and natural... ...Read More...

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Saint Paul RiverCentre And Xcel Energy Center Complex First In The World To Be LEED, Green Globes, APEX/ASTM Certified

When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each... ...Read More...