Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Green Buildings articles below.
A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.
This document highlights the results that a number of facility management teams at convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, and other public assembly spaces have achieved through the use of LEED green building rating system.
Having achieved precertification toward the WELL Building Standard marks a milestone for the global bank as it hones its focus on workplace wellness.
Five facility and real estate professionals who intertwine sustainability and technology are recognized for their work during the 2nd Annual BOLD Awards.
In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.
2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals 72 percent of respondents will increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.
Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.
Clients and tenants worldwide are increasingly demanding sustainability – for both energy efficiency and occupant benefit — and green building continues to double every three years,...
A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.
Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants' scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.
Monitoring-based commissioning is expected to appear in many new buildings over the next 10 years, report finds.
Focusing on minimizing false readings and improving accuracy will quicken widespread adoption.
Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51% percent of study firms planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28% of firms in 2012. The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing buildings.
The level of sophisticated energy profiling needed by high-volume consumers is unobtainable using the standard utility meter found at the facility’s main electrical service entrance. In response to the need for more granularity in terms of the energy intelligence needed to optimize today’s facility operations, electric submeters continue to provide a cost-effective way to help identify literally thousands of dollars in reduced energy savings opportunities.
The firm's acquisition of Fore Solutions broadens the sustainability services it provides to clients.
To honor the church’s historic district status and vibrant past, a church building committee was established to turn back the clock on its exterior.
Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.
While much of the last decade had all of us focused on shiny new green buildings as the silver bullet for the many environmental challenges in the built environment, the virtual collapse of new development has helped the industry to refocus on the real solution: greening existing buildings.