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.

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.
Strategic Energy Management

Can Strategic Energy Management Programs Drive Carbon Reduction?

ACEEE explores how SEM can support decarbonization efforts and provides strategies to broaden the scope of these programs to better meet today’s GHG emission reduction goals.
Sustainable Facilities

3 Energy-Efficient Strategies For Sustainable Facilities

Creating sustainable buildings via real-time visibility, water efficiency, and green roofs can lead to increased profits, employee morale, and environmental well-being.
Washington Fires

FEMA Authorizes Funds To Fight Washington Fires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the McEwan and Tunnel Five fires burning in Washington.
Carlisle Construction Materials

Carlisle Construction Materials Opens New Production, Manufacturing Facility

Building products manufacturer CCM is pursuing LEED Platinum certification for the nearly 500,000-square-foot production and manufacturing facility in Southern Missouri.
solar EV chargers

Unleashing The Potential Of Solar-Powered Parking

Off-grid solar-powered electric vehicle charging can alleviate the headaches of grid interconnection, while providing additional value to companies that support EV adoption.

12 Years Later: Transforming Fukushima Into A “Region Of Recovery”

12 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Fukushima Prefecture has released a video of "Fukushima Now," highlighting reconstruction progress.
Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Earns Sustainable Performance Rating

The Sydney Opera House is one of the first World Heritage-listed buildings to earn a 6 Star Green Star Performance rating from the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA).
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Building Performance Standards: A Key To Reducing Emissions

ACEEE looks at the expanding role of building performance standards as a key strategy to reduce emissions from existing buildings.
Nuclear Project Texas

Texas Manufacturing Site Selected For SMR Nuclear Project

Dow, X-Energy Reactor Company joint project will provide Seadrift, Texas operations with zero carbon emissions power and steam production.
Catawba College

College Achieves Carbon Neutrality Seven Years Ahead Of Goal

Catawba College in North Carolina is the 13th in the nation and first certified institution in the Southeast to reach Net Zero.
Los Angeles Energy Star

Los Angeles Tops EPA’s 2023 Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Washington, DC; Atlanta; San Francisco; and New York round out the top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.
St. John’s College Santa Fe

Solar, Energy Efficiency Project To Save College $100K Per Year

Through a partnership with Ameresco, St. John’s College Santa Fe will receive renewable and energy efficiency upgrades designed to save over $100,000 annually.
EV fleet

Schilling Hard Cider Rolls Out Industry’s First Fully EV Fleet

Schilling Hard Cider is the first in its industry to commit to an electric vehicle fleet for its sales force.
green groundskeeping

Got Your Goat… Or Sheep? Four Solutions For Sustainable Grounds

From embracing electric to getting goats, an ESFM project manager offers ideas for greener groundskeeping implemented for corporate clients.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Rethinking Model Energy Codes For Net Zero Carbon Buildings

ACEEE looks at some of the technical aspects of building energy codes that will get states and localities on a path to net zero carbon buildings.
Inflation Reduction Act

How The Inflation Reduction Act Will Impact The Built Environment

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is funding and incentivizing a more sustainable approach to constructing our built environment.
Water Conservation

A Critical Tool For Water Conservation

Facility executives play a key role in advancing on-site non-potable water reuse to help create a sustainable future.
outdoor lighting

Protecting The Night For People And The Environment

Excessive and poorly controlled outdoor lighting can have detrimental effects on plants and animals, as well as people.
electric vehicles

How Large Buildings Can Fuel The EV Revolution

It's critical that large facilities and buildings do their part to enable more affordable and greener charging of electric vehicles.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
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.

[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 .