Sustainability Articles

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

HVAC Trends: Journey From The Underground

Contributor Chad Safran reveals why ground source heat pumps may prove to be the next wave in HVAC... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Does It Pay To Pursue Plug Load Reductions?

The energy drawn by standard office equipment and appliances can add up to a substantial portion of a... [...]

Habitat For Humanity Surpasses 300,000 Homes

Since 2001, ASSA ABLOY has helped to support the organization's mission to build houses for families in need and help eradicate homelessness from the... [...]

Sustainable Cleaning Award goes to OCS Cleaning and Environmental Services

Company awarded at World Federation of Building Service Contractors Congress for demonstrating commitment to cleaning for health, safety, and... [...]

EPA Recognizes Water Efficiency Advocates

The four organizations and individuals were chosen for their efforts to increase water efficiency across the United... [...]

FM Issue: Survival Of The Fittest Building

It is possible for facility managers to drive value in any economy through energy efficiency efforts in their... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Storm Windows May Address Single Pane Woes

When a full-scale replacement is not feasible, adding secondary glazing is an... [...]

Green Purchasing Trends: Awash In The Green Product Cycle

Third party certification is helping facility managers decide what products meet environmental standards in order to avoid... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Modular Building Hitting Green Stride

Historically viewed as temporary shelter, the role of these structures may be... [...]

Steelcase Granted Environmental Certification For Using Responsibly Managed Forests

Steelcase, a global office environments manufacturer, was recently granted a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent third party accredited by the FSC to certify companies to its international standards. The certification highlights Steelcase's ability to meet the FSC tracking requirements for ensuring that the materials used to develop its wood products come... [...]