Tag: Environment

Buildings consume a significant amount of our natural resources and have a wide range of environmental impacts. These environmental concerns are a key driver behind the sustainable design movement.

Baptist Health Care Pensacola Florida

Climate-Resilient Healthcare Design: Five Key Strategies

Baptist Health Care followed these steps to fortify its new Pensacola, Florida medical campus from natural disasters.
eclipse, NASA

Watch The Total Solar Eclipse With NASA, No Matter Where You Are

Here's how NASA is making it possible to watch Monday's total solar eclipse — safely — no matter where you are. (If you're in Irving, TX, you might also get a slice of the World's Largest Moon Pie.)
Prepare Your Facility For Spring

Four Steps To Prepare Your Facility For Spring

With spring 2024 expected to alternate between late snowfalls and severe weather events, your buildings must be well-prepared for a range of weather-related risks.
sustainable finance

Green Building Partnership Will Unlock Sustainable Finance On Global Scale

Together, BRE, GBCA and USGBC will work to unlock the sustainable finance needed for the built environment to play its role in meeting global climate goals.
Light Pollution

Outdoor Lighting That Lessens Light Pollution

When exterior lighting is poorly selected, it contributes to light pollution that negatively affects people and the environment.
Lockheed Martin, Safety Award

Lockheed Martin Wins NSC’s 2023 Networks Innovation Award

Innovation Awards recognize effective approaches to protect employees' health, safety and the environment. Tesla, Holcim are runners-up.
Carlisle Construction Materials LEED Platinum v4 Certification

Carlisle Earns North America’s First LEED Platinum v4 Certification

Carlisle’s Sikeston, MO building products manufacturing facility delivers up to a 38% improvement in building performance and generates over 10% of its energy used through renewable solar power.
Bayer Solar Energy Projects

Bayer Launches Groundbreaking Solar Energy Projects In New Jersey, California

Bayer’s Whippany, NJ and Woodland, CA solar projects align with its sustainability commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 and have net-zero waste across its entire value chain by 2050.
Energy Savings Performance Contract, ESPC, Public Schools

Michigan School District Launches Transformative Sustainability Infrastructure Project

Sustainability improvements from the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Ameresco will save Warren Woods Public Schools an estimated $8.7 million over 25 years.
Top States for Green Building

New York Leads 2023 Top 10 States For Green Building

New York also landed among top states for LEED Professionals, between California at number one and Texas in third, in USGBC annual ranking.
Green Skills

Sustainability Goals Spur Demand For Green Skills

Demand for green skills is outstripping supply as employers work to recruit, retain qualified talent to achieve their sustainability targets.
low embodied carbon

January’s Free USGBC Course: Decarbonizing Materials

Each month in 2024, USGBC will offer one or two free green building education courses. For January, the free course focuses on using materials with low embodied carbon in LEED v5.
Stormwater, ESCS

Tackling Stormwater With Expanded Shale, Clay, And Slate

With expanded shale, clay, or slate (ESCS) in their arsenal, facility managers can mitigate stormwater damage while reducing their operation costs.
Facility Management Year in Review

A Quick Look Back Before We Forge Ahead

A member of Facility Executive’s Editorial Advisory Board recaps how the past twelve months have been for the facility management industry.
Retrofitting Commercial Buildings, ACEEE

What’s The Biggest Barrier To Retrofitting Commercial Buildings?

ACEEE examines how conflicting interests in the commercial real estate industry prevent more significant energy efficiency investment, and identifies strategies for utilities to drive energy savings.
Electrification And Green Building

Free This Month! Electrification And Green Building

Each month in 2023, USGBC offers one free green building education course. For December, the free course provides an overview of the benefits of electrification for green builders.
UN Environmental Standards

UN Environmental Standards: Who’s At Greatest Risk For Violations?

U.S. and Canadian companies are three times more likely than other regions to risk violating the UN Global Compact's environmental principles, shows ESG Book research.
Green Finance for Green Building

Free This Month! Green Finance For Green Building

Each month in 2023, USGBC will offer one free green building education course. For November, the free course provides an overview of green finance.
USGBC headquarters

USGBC HQ Earns Triple Platinum Certification: LEED, TRUE, WELL

The U.S. Green Building Council’s new Washington, DC headquarters focuses on decarbonization, indoor environmental quality, and resource efficiency.
Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning: Back To The Future

Facility management staff need to retrain their green cleaning muscle.
Workforce Shortages Webinar

Effective Strategies To Stay Ahead Of Workforce Shortages

During this free webinar, you'll learn the top 5 strategies that facility maintenance pros are implementing to overcome workforce shortages.
Webinar, Facility Capital Improvements

View This Free Video Webinar: Maximizing Value For Facility Master Planning

A panel of Facility Management leaders discuss long-term planning challenges and answer questions about maximizing the value of conducting a Facility Condition Assessments (FCA).

[VIDEO] Collect Asset Data at the Speed of Walking a Building

AI powered data collection with AkitaBox Capture. Take a picture of the asset nameplate, touch the floor plan to locate the asset and move to the next asset. Save up to 90% of your time in the field with AkitaBox Capture AI.