Sustainability Articles

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

Study Connects Project Delivery Methods/Sustainability Goals

The first comprehensive study to explore the impact of project delivery methods and procurement procedures on achieving sustainable design and construction goals was released earlier this... [...]

Frito-Lay North America Headquarters Achieves LEED Gold

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America recently announced its Plano, TX, headquarters has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute... [...]

Professional Development: Embrace Sustainability For The Bottom Line

Guest Contributor Lee Kaufman examines the total site portfolio to consolidate sustainability... [...]

New Student Center Incorporates Sustainability and Technology

The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new... [...]

New Report: VA Hospitals Could Set Healing Design Benchmark

If implemented, the recommendations in a new report from NIBS would provide the VA with a model that is paramount to the future success of veteran healthcare delivery and without precedent in the U.S. healthcare... [...]

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology... [...]

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Floating World

The world’s first floating apartment complex, The Citadel, will incorporate the benefits of water into the infrastructure of the... [...]

Report Shows Hotel Guests Prefer Green

A recently released report by J.D. Power and Associates, the 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, showed, among other things, that green hotels made great strides in awareness, guest satisfaction, and participation in sustainable programs since the previous reporting period in... [...]

College Athletic Departments Playing Catch-up on Sustainability

New report shows that the commitment to sustainability is lower among athletic departments than compared to their institutions as a whole and to professional sports... [...]

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and... [...]