Sustainability Articles

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

ASBE and IFMA Conduct Executive Order Summit

ASBE and IFMA will conduct a half-day event TODAY to illustrate how federal facility managers can achieve sustainability goals set by President Obama in Executive Order... ...Read More...

Carpet Innovators Partner To Create Filler From Waste

The partnership between Mohawk Industries and Polar Materials, Inc. will result in a carpet backing filler created from recycled carpet waste—advancing post-consumer recycling efforts and reducing the amount of carpet waste sent to the landfill every... ...Read More...

Singapore Masters Program Encourages Sustainable FM

The need for the course has arisen out of the increasing call for more sustainable cities, especially in tropical zones such as Singapore, where more than 50% of carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to... ...Read More...

Florida A&M University Going Green with Siemens

Through a $2.4 million energy savings performance contract now being executed by the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc., Florida A&M University (FAMU) is now on the path to a greener and more sustainable campus for the students and... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: The Green Standard

With CIMS-GB, facility managers can evaluate cleaning services for impact on environmental sustainability and occupant... ...Read More...

First Integrated Green Construction Code Poised For 2010 Debut

Drafters of IGCC are nearing completion of the first ever integrated green code for traditional and high performance commercial buildings, set for a public release in... ...Read More...

FEA, IFMA Foundation Release EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Guide

Facility Engineering Associates (FEA), in partnership with the IFMA Foundation, has released a new publication detailing how to utilize EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the second publication in the IFMA Foundation's sustainability guide series.... ...Read More...

Nation's Oldest Buildings Ripe For 'Green' Initiatives

DC has, on average, the oldest commercial buildings among the states, according to a new study conducted by SMR Research Corp. Older buildings are those most likely to have the greatest potential for energy efficiency... ...Read More...

CityCenter Named Best Commercial Project of 2009 by FSC-US

The Forest Stewardship Council-US (FSC-US) has honored CityCenter in Las Vegas as the best commercial project of 2009 in the fifth annual Designing & Building with FSC... ...Read More...

Sustainability Survey by CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle

New survey shows 74% of facility executives are willing to pay a premium to retrofit space that they own for sustainability... ...Read More...