Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource pages for "Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Improve IAQ

Want To Make Facilities Safe For Employees’ Return To The Office? Improve IAQ.

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) is among the most critical steps facility managers can take to mitigate employee concerns and maintain a healthy workspace.
Cleaning Service Provider Certification

EPA Considers Cleaning Service Provider Certification

U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program may implement a certification program for cleaning service providers who use Safer Choice and Design for the Environment (DfE) certified products.
power

4 Myths About Sustainable Diesel Solutions

Deploying a diesel solution to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards offers several practical benefits for different applications.
ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

EPA Names Top 25 Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas make top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
2022 ENERGY STAR Awards

210 Organizations Win 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards

The EPA and DOE recognized 210 2022 ENERGY STAR winners for leading the way in support of America’s clean energy transition.
GridPoint’s Growth Demonstrates Demand for Sustainable Practices Featured

GridPoint’s Growth Demonstrates Demand for Sustainable Practices

New metrics analyzing total customer impacts in 2021 translate to $100M+ in energy cost savings and 1.4B lbs. of carbon emissions avoided.
IAQ Commercial Real Estate

Prioritizing IAQ In Commercial Real Estate Gains Momentum

From the EPA to high-profile properties such as One Vanderbilt, the industry is now focusing on the health and economic benefits of addressing indoor air quality (IAQ). Here are the next steps to consider.
indoor air quality public health

EPA Launches Clean Air In Buildings Challenge To Improve IAQ

Following through on the National Covid-19 Preparedness Plan, the new guidance is intended to help building owners and operators improve indoor air quality and protect public health.
ENERGY STAR Certified Manufacturing Plants

EPA Names 2021’s Most Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Plants

The 93 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2021 prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
recycling

Recycling Takes New Direction

A nationwide revamp of the recycling infrastructure led by the U.S. EPA moves downstream to facilities.

EPA Highlights WasteWise Awards Winners For 2021 and 2020

National WasteWise Award winners for 2021 and 2020 prevented and diverted close to 408,000 tons of waste from landfill or incinerator, avoiding over $22.5 million in landfill costs.
RRP Rule

Lead-Based Paint Rule Responsibility Of Property Managers, Affirms EPA

Property management companies that perform, offer, or claim to perform regulated renovations in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities are required to obtain certification from the EPA and ensure renovations are performed by certified firms and employees.
cooling

EPA To Assist Schools With Cleaner Air, Cooling Center Services

Schools in four communities in the western U.S. will receive technical assistance through a new demonstration program, Schools as Community Cleaner Air and Cooling Centers.
WaterSense

WaterSense Award Partners Saved 968 Billion Gallons Of Water In 2020

The EPA’s WaterSense program award winners and partners helped consumers and businesses save 968 billion gallons of water in 2020.
EPA Safer Choice

EPA Announces 2021 Safer Choice Partners Of The Year

The Safer Choice program helps purchasers for facilities, such as schools and office buildings, find products that perform and are safer for human health and the environment.
natural disasters

Take Action Against Natural Disasters During National Preparedness Month

The EPA is encouraging individuals, businesses, and communities to follow health and safety tips to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters.
List N

Benefect, Fiberlock List N Disinfectants Effective Against Delta Variant

U.S. EPA expects both of ICP's List N disinfectants to kill all strains of COVID-19, including the Delta Variant.
data centers ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR Expands Energy Efficiency Efforts For Data Centers

Data centers are one of the most energy-intensive building types, consuming 10 to 50 times more energy per square foot than a typical office building.
Hurricane Preparedness

Are You Ready? National Hurricane Preparedness Week

With the Pacific hurricane season starting May 15 and the Atlantic season on June 1, this week the EPA is helping the public prepare and plan for hurricanes.
Energy Benchmarking

A Look At Energy Benchmarking Options

For organizations that want sustained improvement in energy performance—and sustained cost savings—EPA recommends energy benchmarking as a first step.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

Facility Executive Featured Video

[VIDEO] Power on, America!

Constellation is helping you build a brighter tomorrow by generating clean, carbon-free energy today. We’re already producing electricity 24/7 with hydro, wind, solar and the nation’s largest zero-emission nuclear fleet.