Sustainability Archives

Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Green building codes with dollars.

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.

Facility Executive Of The Year: Michael Berthelsen


The magazine’s Facility Executive of the Year winner is recognized for his effort to transform his department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Facility Management Credential Programs Earn ANSI Accreditation

FM Alert new logo.

IFMA’s “world-class, gold standard” facility management credential program earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations.

Environmentally Friendly Mother Clara Hale Bus Transportation Depot Opens

Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot green roof and rainwater collection equipment.

The new structure replaces an aging facility with a state-of-the-art bus transportation center that meets the city’s needs while minimizing its impact on the surrounding neighborhood.

Saint Paul RiverCentre And Xcel Energy Center Complex First In The World To Be LEED, Green Globes, APEX/ASTM Certified

Solar panel Minnesota stadium.

When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each year.