Sustainability Articles

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

Institute Brings Industry Perspective to DOE Initiatives

NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products. Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan’s Time & Life Building A preventive maintenance plan that reduced the total life cycle cost of operations in a prominent building at the heart of New York City serves as an example of how the push for more sustainable building management has led to a growing awareness of a... [...]

FM Sustainable Landscaping Guide Released

The Groundskeeper and the IFMA Foundation are pleased to announce the release of Sustainable Landscaping, a practical, real world guide on how to introduce and advance sustainable practices in... [...]

Survey: Healthcare Needs More Sustainability Managers

The survey, podcast, and seminar series are part of the IFMA Healthcare Council’s mission to keep health care professionals abreast of the most critical trends in 21st Century... [...]

Revised U.S. Forest Management Standard

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently announced revisions to its Forest Management Standard for the contiguous U.S.... [...]

Services & Maintenance: Tapping A Sustainable Resource

Office furniture dealers can provide firsthand information on options for secondhand... [...]

Renewable Energy: Solar Photovoltaics

The technology is reliable. Now facility managers can focus on funding this clean energy... [...]

Update—IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR®

In March 2010, the IFMA international sustainability committee (ISC) launched the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR® which encourages facility professionals to track energy consumption in facilities and embark on a continuous monitoring and energy improvement... [...]

Administration To Act On Greening Of U.S. Building Stock

Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new... [...]

Green At Work, Home, And In Community?

Facility managers with sustainable actions in these three spheres can enter to win Zeftron nylon's 2010 Sustainable Practices... [...]