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.

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.
Greener Cities

The Way Forward For Greener Cities

Innovative funding solutions and partnerships have a major role in helping local governments create greener cities.
K-12 Schools

ESG And HVAC: Improving K-12 Schools

Facility managers at K-12 schools can create a better indoor experience through system efficiency and clean air.
EV Adoption

Combating Roadblocks To Widespread EV Adoption

When electric vehicle (EV) adoption becomes more common, existing electrical systems will be under greater pressure.
Energy Roadmap To Net Zero

Building An Energy Roadmap To Net Zero

Reaching net zero is a collaborative journey for facility managers.
Building Resilience

Resilient Buildings: Standing In The Face Of Disaster

Buildings and communities can look to codes, standards, and financing to achieve sustainability and resilience goals.
LEED v5

USGBC Launches Draft LEED v5 For Operations And Maintenance

LEED v5 O+M focuses on setting existing buildings on decarbonization path and addresses equity, health, ecosystems, and resilience
Fast Foamer Technology, Floor Care

Fast Foamer Technology Revolutionizes Floor Care With 85% Less Water

Starnet Floor Care and Foaming Floors revolutionize carpet maintenance with the earth friendly Fast Foamer Technology, conserving water, enhancing cleanliness, and extending asset lifecycles.
Assessing Industry Benchmarks for Energy Savings and Sustainability

Watch This: Assessing Industry Benchmarks For Energy Savings & Sustainability

This free video webinar provides valuable insights into industry benchmarks, allowing participants to gauge their performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
carbon emissions in office buildings

Decarbonization Of Office Buildings: Digital Technology Is Best Approach

Digital and electric solutions can cut carbon emissions in office buildings by up to 70%, reveals new research from Schneider Electric.
USGBC LEED Fellows 2023

USGBC Celebrates 2023 Class Of LEED Fellows

The U.S. Green Building Council has selected 21 sustainability leaders from around the world to receive the highest recognition for green building professionals.
Fast Foamer Technology, Floor Care

Revolutionizing Floor Care: 85% Less Water!

Starnet Floor Care and Foaming Floors revolutionize carpet maintenance with the earth friendly Fast Foamer Technology, conserving water, enhancing cleanliness, and extending asset lifecycles.
Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail

Minnesota Zoo Treetop Trail Opens To The Public

The world’s longest elevated pedestrian loop, the Treetop Trail makes use of the zoo’s original monorail which was retired in 2013.
Sustainability Trends

Sustainability: 7 Trends Shaping Business In 2023

A new report from AccountAbility brings key sustainability issues and priorities into focus, and explores the business opportunities they present.
CODAawards

Community Artwork: Vote For Your Favorite!

You have until July 31 to cast a vote for your favorite community artwork in the 2023 People’s Choice CODAawards.
Sustainability Goals

6 Ways To Meet Your Workplace Sustainability Goals

While many companies talk the talk of sustainability, far fewer walk the walk. Here’s how to accelerate sustainability progress at your facilities.
Electric Boilers

Transitioning To Eco-Friendly Electric Boilers: 4 Key Considerations

When converting to electric boilers, consider power availability, how equipment fits, installation costs, and system reliability.
Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.
Workforce Shortages Webinar

Did You Miss Our Effective Strategies To Stay Ahead Of Workforce Shortages Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn the top 5 strategies that facility maintenance pros are implementing to overcome workforce shortages.

[VIDEO] Job Order Contracting: Accelerating the Projects that Matter

This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .