Sustainability Articles

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

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LEED Case Study: Triple LEED For Wyndham Headquarters

Wyndham Worldwide continues on a sustainable path for its headquarters campus in Parsippany,... [...]

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Friday Funny: From One Extreme To The Other – Worst Colleges And Best Law Schools

Best Choice Schools has released its list of the 50 top architecturally impressive law schools in the world, while Washington Monthly has announced its collection of the worst higher education institutions in the... [...]

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FM Frequency: It’s Not Easy Being Green(er)

Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling... [...]

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Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE... [...]

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Alternative Energy Trends: Deep Impact With Energy Retrofits

When facility managers discuss alternative energy, they need to change the conversation from cost-cutting to value... [...]

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Water Efficiency Toolkit Available To Companies In Water-Stressed Areas

GEMI and Environmental Defense Fund team up to expand water efficiency toolkit for those companies facing drought conditions or water... [...]

New Product Flash: Gen-Ear LE from General Pipe Cleaners

This leak detection system helps pinpoint water leaks in plumbing lines, even when concealed by concrete, asphalt, or... [...]

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Question Of The Week: What Works For Water Conservation?

Increasingly, water shortages and quality are an important facility management... [...]

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National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22,... [...]

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Web Exclusive: How To Empower Energy And Facility Managers With Analytics

Because analytics empowers energy efficiency, it saves money. Because analytics enables fms to focus on ROI of projects, it can help to increase corporate... [...]