Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Environment articles below.
In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.
The challenge aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions.
Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.
Boston, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Portland are among the leaders in ACEEE's City Energy Efficiency Scorecard of 51 large cities.
For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top 50 Mosquito Cities.
Pittsburgh leads North American cities with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an initiative that challenges buildings to reduce their environmental impact.
Greenhealth Exchange provides hospitals and healthcare teams with a trusted resource for environmentally friendly products to foster wellness in the built-environment.
A new Urban Land Institute report explores the creative use of green infrastructure in real estate developments to manage stormwater, and enhance property values.
From a modular educational center for sub-Saharan Africa to a vertical stack of factory and recreational space, the winners of the 2017 Skyscraper Competition are an impressive display of creativity.
In honor of Earth Day 2017, BOMA International has issued five suggestions for how facility professionals can promote sustainable best practices.
Evaluate these items periodically to ensure conservation features are operating as expected.
The University of Iowa power plant will increase its use of biomass and other renewable energy sources to meet this goal.
This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.
The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.
The new standard, BREEAM USA In-Use, measures and monitors environmental performance of existing buildings.
Amazon will install solar systems on 50 fulfillment facility rooftops worldwide by 2020; 15 solar installations planned for completion by the end of 2017 will generate up to 41 MW.
Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council along with other nonprofits and government agencies recommend designating green as the color standard for organics collection containers.
EnviroPure Systems commercial food waste disposal systems offer a one-step solution for converting food waste into safe gray water.
Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.
Ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, Sunflare is over 65% lighter than Silicon modules, allowing the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.
Feedback from industry professionals and other interested parties is welcome, and a webinar offers an opportunity to learn more.
The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.
A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.
In an effort to promote proactive recycling and waste reduction practices within workplace environments, Legrand is offering a free “Trash Madness” toolkit.
No, really. Over a week later and he has no idea that Donald Trump is our president-elect. Plus, can the wind predict who will win an election?
Patients' perceptions of a hospital's cleanliness can have a major impact on their overall care and hospital experience, according to a new study.
New look, more sustainable packaging design for single-serve workplace drinks represents a 31 percent carbon footprint reduction.
Eight shadecloth families have earned sustainable status from Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health Certificates, Health Product Declarations®(HPD), and Declare Labels™.
Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.
Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.
The oysters are being installed in New York City’s Jamaica Bay to help improve water quality, protect wetlands, and provide a home for fellow sea dwellers.
The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.
Facility management executives are in the position to bolster organizational goals via workplace design.
One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.