Sustainability Articles

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

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...

ASHRAE Headquarters Receives Highest LEED Certification

The Society’s office building in Atlanta, GA, which underwent a major renovation in 2008, is one of only six buildings in the state of Georgia to receive a LEED Platinum... ...Read More...

Third BOMI Course Gets Approval from USGBC

USGBC has approved BOMI’s Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (Design II) course which will help LEED professionals satisfy their credentialing maintenance... ...Read More...

IFMA Foundation Sustainability "How-To Guides" Launched

Chris Hodges, principal of FEA and an active member of IFMA, has authored this first guide, entitled "Getting... ...Read More...