Sustainability Articles

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

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Biomimicry proves that imitation is the highest form of flattery. After all, millions of species can't be... [...]

Green Trends: The Color Of Energy

Before making purchases, facility managers need to define what the use of energy efficient technologies can do for their office building's carbon... [...]

Sustainable By Design: On The Continuum: Life After LEED-NC

Two years after achieving LEED certification for its original construction, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR pursues LEED for Existing... [...]

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and... [...]

Services & Maintenance: Ultimately Green

Refurbishing furniture is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to shrink a facility's... [...]

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does this 19th century writer have to do with... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Water: Put It Aside For A Non-Rainy Day

As demand for this natural resource continues to increase, facilities might consider rainwater harvesting to ensure... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Existing Buildings In Cities Focus Of New Program

The Clinton Climate Initiative Is working with locations around the world to increase energy... [...]

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Careful lamp disposal methods can help keep harmful mercury out of the... [...]

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

While one size does not fit all facilities, this energy purchase strategy can be beneficial for... [...]