Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Environment articles below.
The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.
Container Exchanger resells folding bulk containers, metal storage bins, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets, and used gaylord boxes throughout the U.S.
Protocols are developed at three levels for each of six performance categories: energy, water, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics.
The facility has been recognized by the Recycling Council of British Columbia.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has selected pilot projects to test a rating system for sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance.
This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.
Meese Orbitron Dunne offers permanent, molded-in company logos and other markings to promote cart security.
The Green Products Innovation Institute (GPII) will focus on developing comprehensive metrics and standards for everyday products that are safe and healthy, with Cradle to Cradle as the framework.
These awards recognize facility managers and other building industry professionals for their support of high performance commercial buildings in the Northwest with an emphasis on energy efficiency.
FM professionals can reduce irrigation water use by 20% to 50% while still maintaining attractive landscapes.
American Modular Systems manufactures these environmentally friendly, low maintenance environments with a variety of features.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recently selected its 10 leading examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.
From March 28 to May 1, 2010, Banker’s Box will donate $1 for every carton of select products sold online, in one of Office Depot’s 1,100-plus North American stores, or through the company’s business-to-business division.
Roppe has partnered with Starnet® Worldwide to accelerate rubber floor recycling through its IMPACT program, which was launched in 2009.
Facility managers with sustainable actions in these three spheres can enter to win Zeftron nylon's 2010 Sustainable Practices Award.
Employees from the company participated in Earth Day events in Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA.
This past March, the U.S. EPA recognized achievements related to waste management and reduction with its 2009 WasteWise Awards.
Looking for ideas for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday April 22? Check out these suggestions from Jones Lang LaSalle executives.
Four new facilities throughout the U.S. were built by the appliance company with a reduced environmental impact in mind.
These machines enable facility managers to ensure recyclable containers end up in the correct place.
The U.S. EPA has released a list of metro areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009.
The California Landscape Contractors Association has received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. EPA for its Water Management Certification Program.
Solar and wind power can supply the vast majority of the state's electricity needs, according to a report from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER).
Planon introduces this energy management component of its software offerings that provides tools to measure, monitor, and act upon, collected property and asset data.
Facility managers specifying ceiling, suspension, and wall system products can access this tool to evaluate their sustainable choices.
The Green Campus Program, administered by The Alliance To Save Energy, strives to bridge the divide between students and institutional energy costs.
The Honeywell Energy Analysis Report (HEAR) service can provide facility managers with detailed information on how their organizations are using energy.
This ceiling-mounted air conditioner from MovinCool is a self-contained unit that can provide 25,000 Btu/h of cooling.
Available from Clean Air-Cool Planet is a publication created to help historic district commissions and other local organizations and facility managers make historic buildings...
Armstrong World Industries has named the National Security Agency (NSA) in Ft. Meade, MD as its 2009 Ceiling Recycler of the Year.
The Connecticut-based owner/operator of hotel real estate recently received the Corporate Energy Management award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
This service provides companies with a full suite of solutions focused on re-using, recycling and co-processing waste in the most beneficial manner.
The Agency conducted a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material, or "tire crumb."
A new Energy Services practice consolidates and enhances the Boston-based company's previous portfolio of energy management offerings.
These mercury-free thermostats use preset electronic fixed temperature set points to maintain desired comfort settings.
The Garland Company, Inc. recently updated its GreenShield® vegetative roof technology by introducing movable, interlocking container modules.
The first annual Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award recognizes facility, architect, and design professionals who employ and use sustainable practices at work, at home, and in their communities.
Working with EPA’s Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3), 11 organizations helped to remove an estimated 70,000 pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals from approximately 300 schools.
The manufacturer of metal roofing and wall and ceiling panels was honored by the state of Virginia with a 2009 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in April.
the Sustainable Sites Initiative has released the first rating system in the U.S. for the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.