Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. EPA articles below.
The national competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution.
Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors qualified, 15 of them for the first time.
Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, plus a fourth in Greensburg, IN achieved U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy efficiency in 2018.
Safer Play’s new products help lawn care professionals protect lawns and turf fields from weeds and insects, without the use of EPA-registered pesticides.
The EPA has chosen the winners of its 2017 Campus Rainworks Challenge. What stormwater management strategies have you implemented to reduce runoff from your facility sites?
In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.
Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.
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.
Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.
Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.