Sustainability Articles

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

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... [...]

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

NEMA has published the following reaffirmed standards for Shunt Capacitors, Typical Proximity Switch Specifications, and Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic... [...]

Life Cycle Analysis From Carlisle SynTec

The roofing materials company will calculate the return on investment for a variety of roofing... [...]

Guest Commentary: What to Do About Pending “Green” Legislation

The bottom line is that green building legislation is coming—and companies, their CEOs, their SVPs of Real Estate, and their facilities managers need to get ready.... [...]

2008 Summer Olympics Begin Tonight

Over the next 16 days, millions of people will converge in the city of Beijing.... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Porous Paving Provides “An Out” For Stormwater

Stormwater management is an essential part of resource... [...]

Sustainable By Design: When Specifying Insulation, What Should You Know

While insulation is just one part of the building envelope package, knowing this performance characteristic can help in decision making.... [...]

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the... [...]