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 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.
This first specification focused on identifying water efficient flushing urinals.
MIT has announced the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research center established in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association and Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation.
Through a program from Efficiency Vermont, the Holiday Inn Express in Brattleboro, VT retrofitted its parking lot and access road with LED luminaires.
Honeywell has introduced a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory service that measures and provides a comprehensive snapshot of an organization's verifiable GHG emissions.
In an exclusive interview with TFM, Mark Tibbetts, who directs NEMA's recycling initiatives through www.lamprecycle.org, answered questions about developments in lamp recycling.
Two grants awarded through the FAA's Airport Improvement Program will allow for the purchase and installation of new solar panels, heaters, and chillers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that would make deicing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally friendly while maintaining operational safety.
Accor North America has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).
The government agency then recognized Cleanwise LLC, a division of Network Services Company, for contributing to its winning the award.
Products can be awarded a level 1, level 2, or level 3 compliance mark based on their contribution and points achieved.
Give your facilities a chance to be recognized by the EPA's IAQ TfS Awards Program.
The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate positive.”
In this case, the EPA alleged that Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy in 2006, undertook six power plant upgrades in Indiana and Ohio without installing modern pollution controls.
The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more efficient.
The floor covering company is a member of the Georgia Forestry Commission's Making the Shade partnership.
Perf Go Green offers bag products designed to biodegrade within two years.