Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. EPA articles below.
This chemical free process may help facilities further green maintenance goals. From the October 2013 issue.
Facility managers can stop water and energy use from going down the drain. From the September 2013 issue.
America’s commercial and institutional facilities use 17% of the water provided by the nation’s public water supplies, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Facility professionals need to optimize their usage of this precious resource.
A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. As the weather warms up and facility managers concentrate their attention on landscaping, sprinkler systems should come under scrutiny.
At the university, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are markedly lower and environmentally friendly methods of waste management have significantly increased the percentage of solid waste material that is recycled and kept out of the landfill.
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, simultaneously produces electricity and useful heat from a single energy source — increasing energy efficiency.
The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce launch a campaign for leaders, businesses, and the public to make the case for water infrastructure investment.
Office workers may suffer more intense migraines and more frequent headaches due to an uncomfortable indoor environment, more commonly known as sick building syndrome, says a new report from Ball State University.
The Pac-12 had an annual green power usage of more than 228 million kWh annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electricity use of more than 19,500 average American homes for one year.
The U.S. EPA, ACCO, C2ES, and TCR have recognized one individual and 20 organizations for pollution reduction efforts.
LA Testing is a provider of formaldehyde and volatile organic compound (VOC) testing services and products to professionals and the general public.
EPA's requirement to report emissions may be coming to your facility.
The three hydrocarbon substances can be used in small commercial refrigerators and freezers.
There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?
Irrigation controllers will be the first outdoor product eligible to earn the EPA program's label.
Water conservation measures are no longer the stuff of science fiction books or disaster films. The pressure is on for large consumers to cut back.
The Refrigerant Reclaim Centers offer programs that are flexible and convenient to help facility managers (fms) manage their recovered refrigerants.
The 16th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards seek out chemical technologies that further pollution prevention.
The EPA OIG reviewed a random sample of 35 brownfield-assessment reports prepared under the EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant program and found that not even one report complied with all AAI requirements.
After the ENERGY STAR discussion, TFM Forum attendees participated in one-on-one meetings with a select group of product and service providers to discuss the solutions available to improve upon their energy and sustainability goals.
The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs.The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,
In October 2010, 77 colleges and universities took up the EPA's challenge to reduce waste at one of their home football games.
The federal agency is involved in activities to assist in managing the bedbug problem.
Top purchasers in the EPA Green Power Partnership program are using more than 12 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually.
The company's Construction Services in Indiana was recently named an Energy Star Service and Product Provider (SPP) partner.
The year old initiative monitors air quality surrounding a selection of schools around the United States.
This past March, the U.S. EPA recognized achievements related to waste management and reduction with its 2009 WasteWise Awards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22.
The California Landscape Contractors Association has received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. EPA for its Water Management Certification Program.
The 2010 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.
For the second consecutive year, K-C will be recognized for its energy management practices and commitment to sustainable operations, resulting in significant energy and financial savings.
Armstrong World Industries has named the National Security Agency (NSA) in Ft. Meade, MD as its 2009 Ceiling Recycler of the Year.
The National Hearing Conservation Association recently submitted input to the EPA on pending legislation addressing the labeling of hearing protection devices.
The Agency conducted a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material, or "tire crumb."