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carbon emissions

ULI Foundation Receives $1M Gift To Help Decarbonize Cities

A $1 million donation will support the Urban Land Institute's efforts to combat climate change by pushing cities and building owners to reduce their carbon emissions to zero.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Join LEED Government Leadership Program

USGBC LEED certification helps cities and counties accelerate progress on climate change, resilience, and social equity challenges.
coastal flooding

RICS Moves Closer To Cities Of The Future Winner

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors founded this competition for young people around the world to create solutions to urban challenges including rapid urbanization, climate change, and resource scarcity.
energy dashboard

Energy Dashboard At MIT Illustrates Campus Impact

Energize_MIT was developed in response to MIT's 2015 Plan for Action on Climate Change, which called for the creation of an open data platform for campus energy use.
Resilient Building Codes

White House Event Stresses Resiliency In Building Codes/Standards

The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.
green infrastructure

EPA Honors Winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Outgoing Energy Secretary Chu Gets Parody Farewell From the ONION

Chu was viewed by many as a formidable foil on several controversial subjects—ranging from climate change to hydraulic fracturing to the viability of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima age. However, few of his critics could anticipate one aspect of Chu's character: his unflappable sense of humor.

EPA Announces Houses of Worship Can Now Earn ENERGY STAR® Label and Reduce Their...

America’s houses of worship can now earn the ENERGY STAR label, joining the nation’s schools, hospitals, hotels and other facilities in their efforts to fight climate change, save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.
UBS Arena

UBS Arena Earns LEED Green Building Certification

UBS Arena, home of the NHL's New York Islanders,  has been awarded LEED Certified status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Building Performance Standards

Building Performance Standards: Raising The Bar For Sustainability

In a sustainability checklist, buildings are at the top, and federal, state and local governments are taking action. Here's how to decode and achieve compliance with new policies.
corporate sustainability

New Report Connects Sustainability And Digital Transformation

A 2023 State of Corporate Sustainability Report finds a notable business shift toward integrating sustainability with digital transformation.
plumbing systems

Developing A Plumbing Work Plan

Evaluate what steps it takes to ensure plumbing systems are running efficiently and effectively.
Healthy Building Services

New Program Helps Track, Improve Building Health Performance

Honeywell’s Healthy Building Services program establishes unbiased building health and air quality performance baselines through assessments by UL Solutions and SafeTraces, verifies improvements through IWBI’s WELL programs.
Extreme Weather Technology

Severe Weather: Protecting Facilities With Technology

How innovative weather technology protects utility providers and supports better emergency response coordination during weather disasters
carbon neutrality

Sustainability Initiatives For Buildings On The Rise

For most companies, reaching carbon neutrality with their building portfolios ranks high in importance among overall sustainability goals, new survey finds.
Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Energy Efficiency: California Is Tops, Maine Is Most Improved

California's energy efficiency policies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions earn it the #1 spot on ACEEE's 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
legislative building

How Past Innovations In Sustainability Impact The Future Of Facilities

Facility managers can reflect on past trends and breakthroughs in sustainability to see how they will help shape the future of facilities.
Building Retrofits

Building Retrofits Essential To Battle Energy Costs, Energy Crisis

Building retrofit rates need to triple to meet the goals in the Paris Agreement, asserts research from JLL.
healthcare facility design

Healthcare Facility Design Connects Nature, Healing

Patient-centric buildings are increasingly important, and the human desire to be near nature plays a vital role in healthcare facility design.
green cleaning

EPA Names 2022 Safer Choice Partner Of The Year Award Winners

The Safer Choice Awards honor achievements in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

Facility Executive Featured Video

[VIDEO] Power on, America!

Constellation is helping you build a brighter tomorrow by generating clean, carbon-free energy today. We’re already producing electricity 24/7 with hydro, wind, solar and the nation’s largest zero-emission nuclear fleet.