Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. EPA articles below.
Pittsburgh leads North American cities with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an initiative that challenges buildings to reduce their environmental impact.
The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.
January is National Radon Action Month, and this article from ALTA Environmental describes the basic elements of radon testing and remediation for facility management.
When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?
Participants in the most recent Challenge included grocers, restaurants, educational institutions, sports and entertainment venues and more.
More than 50 groups join with ACEEE to ask that the EPA treat energy efficiency as equal to renewable energy in the Clean Energy Incentive Program.
Several K-12 and higher education facilities are among the 22 organizations receiving up to $60,000 each for water quality initiatives.
Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.
Learn about the difference between various terms describing on-site generation of cleaning solutions.
Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.
If you’re the facility manager at a stadium or arena, a new survey is seeking your input on your sports venue's energy and water performance.
The paper examines an array of Clean Power Plan strategies related to buildings, ranging from incremental to transformational.
Sodexo's Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools are now EPA-trained "masters of indoor air quality" after completing EPA's 10-course Masters of IAQ series.
Regularly scheduled and preventative maintenance regimens are crucial for maintaining the health of your facility’s power systems.
The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the first U.S. airport to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award for Greenhouse Gas Management.
Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.
The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help workplaces divert organic matter from landfills through composting.
Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.
Whether you want to identify cost savings, optimize energy usage, or monitor ENERGY STAR score fluctuations, energy management software offers an easy and effective method of adapting to the upcoming benchmarking shift.
Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.
The multi-agency solar power purchase agreement for federal facilities in California and Nevada will save $5M and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.
Establishing an ongoing maintenance program to detect and address leaks in facilities is an important part of water management.
EPA Awards and reference materials highlight how efficient CHP (cogeneration) reduces energy use and pollution.
New research from DTZ and Kingsley Associates confirms the belief that sustainability impacts how building occupants perceive their workplace.
The three topics included: emission reduction compliance trajectories created by the interim goal for 2020 to 2029; aspects of the building block methodology; and the way state-specific CO2 goals are calculated.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.
Latest changes will extend the benefits of the WaterSense program to all irrigation professionals certified by WaterSense labeled programs.
In the spirit of popular weight-loss competitions, Cassidy Turley will compete against other participants across the country to work off energy and water waste through improvements in energy and water efficiency, with help from EPA's ENERGY STAR program.
To make energy improvements, a California hotel tapped into PACE financing.
In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's new proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), shared his thoughts on energy efficiency efforts across the country.
Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk.
How feasible is it for facilities to achieve 100% renewable energy use?