Sustainability Articles

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

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Building Performance And Operations At Core Of Plan Proposed By Industry Experts

Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to... [...]

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Green Seal Launches Revised Standard For Commercial And Institutional Cleaning Services

GS-42, introduced in 2006, is updated to clarify and streamline... [...]

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New Product Flash: GreenHarvest from Kimberly-Clark Professional

Products in this line contain 20% rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and... [...]

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New White House Toolkit On Healthcare Resiliency

The Toolkit gathers predictive tools and resources in one location, with the goal to improve people’s ability to understand and manage climate-related risks and opportunities and to help them make their communities and businesses more resilient to extreme... [...]

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Earth Day 2015: Green Your Office!

On Earth Day, facility managers celebrate April 22 by considering the following easy steps to a more sustainable work environment.... [...]

The central atrium in Johnson Center not only provides natural daylight to occupants, but also creates a generous space for interaction.

Higher Education Case Study: Campus Capstone

At North Park University in Chicago, a 20 year master plan is capped with an efficient and essential... [...]

Native grasses planted in a retention basin serve as a filter for rainwater before it enters the UC Davis campus stormwater system.

Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping

A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers... [...]

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After World Water Day, Check Out Summit For Facility Executives

The challenges around water for facility management professionals are not going away. Learn how you can set the course for your... [...]

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Unilever North America Reaches 100% Zero Waste To Landfill Across Distribution Centers

Eliminating waste in distribution centers resulted in cost savings of more than $1.9 million in 2013.... [...]

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Sustainable Building Codes In The Middle East Being Developed

ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building... [...]