Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. LEED articles below.
Purina aims for all of its factories to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status by 2020.
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.
At The George Washington University, LEED Platinum facility design fosters its mission of public health education.
When complete in spring 2017, JLL’s corporate headquarters will incorporate the latest strategies in workplace design, including many of the best practices it already uses in its work for clients and features inspired by direct input from its workforce.
Designed as a demonstration of an environmentally responsible 21st century rail transit center, the MTA's Fulton Center is the first subway hub in New York to achieve a LEED® rating.
Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.
Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.
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.
Top prize in the NIBS Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2015 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY for its sustainable renovation project.
With a core mission of nurturing community engagement, student learning, and the demands of a modern legal education, Georgia State University's new College of Law building in downtown Atlanta promotes engagement and collaboration.
Intelligent motor controls and best-in-class RB 500 motorized roller shades helped shape the look of the Hub Group’s new headquarters, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.
Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world's largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls' distributed energy storage technology.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at sustainable facilities, including green cleaning, water management, LEED certification, and energy efficiency. Plus, wireless technology and security.
Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced the eight winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.
As of January 2015, LEED has redefined the requirements for LEED-compliant de-icers.
Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.
Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top priority.
Several recent textile and fabric product releases are featured in this latest post.
At North Park University in Chicago, a 20 year master plan is capped with an efficient and essential facility.
Achieving an ideal lighting scenario with LEDs calls for consideration of myriad characteristics.
New research from DTZ and Kingsley Associates confirms the belief that sustainability impacts how building occupants perceive their workplace.
At The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, a restroom retrofit zeroed in on efficiency and occupant satisfaction.
Recycling the volume and variety of materials used in facilities requires planning and communication.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
The new structure replaces an aging facility with a state-of-the-art bus transportation center that meets the city's needs while minimizing its impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
At the University of Baltimore, a new facility features passive heating and cooling, and natural ventilation.
When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each year.
Recent Turner study shows significant growth in interest in Green Globes® and other systems.
Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling occupants.
Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE rule.
Find out how the Renovate system can offer energy savings of up to 25%, provide consistent indoor thermal comfort, reduce outside noise transmission, contribute points towards LEED certification, and more at a lower cost than a traditional window replacement.
In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the forefront.
Old can be as good as new, especially when pursuing sustainable certifications.