Environment

Resource pages for "Environment"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Omni Logistics Dallas

Omni Logistics Unveils 100% Renewable Energy-Powered HQ

Omni Logistics' new Dallas, TX headquarters is a further step toward the company's commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2040.
2022 Better Buildings Progress Report

Better Buildings Participants Realize More Than $15B In Energy Savings

New DOE report recognizes 12 organizations for achieving energy and water reduction goals; highlights new Better Climate Challenge partners.
Wege Prize 2022

Student Competition Offers Sustainability Solutions For 2022

Five finalist teams from four continents will advance in pursuit of the Wege Prize 2022, a global competition for circular economy solutions.
Energy-Saving Commercial Building Retrofits

How To Scale Energy-Saving Commercial Building Retrofits

Commercial building retrofits can reduce energy use by up to 40%, but are not happening at the scale needed to meet climate goals, according to a new ACEEE report.
Saving Water In Restrooms

Saving Water In Restrooms

Restroom fixtures integrated with IoT technology can help achieve meaningful water saving benefits for long-lasting results.
landscape water

Five Ways To Conserve Water For Landscapes

Smart management of landscape water pays big dividends. Take a look around facility grounds to identify water efficiency opportunities.
California irrigation

California Calls For Ban On Irrigating “Non Functional” Turfgrass

Drought measure would only apply to turfgrass adjacent to large industrial and commercial buildings.
LEED for Cities

15 Local Governments Join LEED For Cities Leadership Program

USGBC program brings local governments together to support LEED for Cities certification efforts with peer-to-peer networking opportunities, technical assistance, and access to educational resources.
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing solar

Solar Panel Installation Supports Manufacturer’s Green Energy Goals

Preferred Utilities Manufacturing demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by using solar power and clean-burning renewable fuel.
construction financing

Lower Cost Financing For Lower Carbon Construction

PACE Equity and New Buildings Institute encourage commercial buildings to reduce carbon footprint with the new CIRRUS™ Low Carbon financing.
Mitrex Solar Brick

Solar Brick Building Facade From Mitrex

Mitrex Solar Brick provides building-integrated solar products to the construction industry that generate energy without sacrificing aesthetics
Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems

DOE Seeks Input On Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Solar building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems offer other ways to site solar technologies on buildings, such as integrating solar modules into a roof or building facade.
poor indoor air quality

Poor IAQ Makes People Anxious

Nearly three-quarters of North Americans feel anxious when entering public spaces with poor indoor air quality, according to new research.
LEDs

LEDs Now More Economical, Fluorescent Bulbs Should Be Phased Out

Compared to mercury-laced fluorescent bulbs, LEDs cost less, are widely available, and would cut greenhouse gas emissions, new study says.
recycling

Recycling Takes New Direction

A nationwide revamp of the recycling infrastructure led by the U.S. EPA moves downstream to facilities.
climate challenge

Energy Secretary Announces Better Climate Challenge, 90 Inaugural Partners

Partners in the DOE Better Climate Challenge include IKEA, Hilton, Harley-Davidson, the Cleveland Clinic, and the State of Maryland.
commercial real estate and sustainability

Sustainability And Commercial Real Estate: Four Predictions For 2022

Cortex Sustainability Intelligence has released its official report detailing four pressing predictions for sustainability in commercial real estate in 2022.
White House Buy Clean Task Force

Biden-Harris Administration Introduces Low-Carbon Construction Initiative

The White House's new Buy Clean Task Force will focus on using U.S.-made, low-carbon materials in federal construction projects.
ULI Sustainability Real Estate

$10M Donation To ULI Will Help Promote Sustainability In Real Estate

Real estate executive Randall Lewis' donation—the largest in Urban Land Institute history—will support efforts to make the built environment more sustainable.
Design Competition

Design Competition Announces 2022 High School Programs

New high school workshop invites passionate students to solve “wicked problems” with whole-systems design thinking, sustainability, and the circular economy.

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