Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. LEED articles below.
The Zappos.com Las Vegas headquarters is designed to spark productivity inside and out.
Green Globes comes out less expensive than LEED on the same project, according to recent study results.
Greener Groundskeeping: The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of landscapes.
NJ Alliance for Action Award celebrates economic impact in New Jersey of new LG North American headquarters.
Whether or not the organization is pursuing LEED certification, setting a clear path to sustainable goals is key.
Are LEED ratings sustainable and are the policies worth enforcing?
Agent of change: this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year guided the transformation of an aging facility.
Green building consultant, speaker and author, Jerry Yudelson has announced his annual list of major green building trends that will affect the industry in 2014 and beyond.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) awarded one of 11 Platinum recertifications worldwide.
The following white paper from FiberTite looks at the current setup of the LEED program and examines what the program needs to do in order to reach its full potential for facility managers.
At Seattle University, another LEED Gold facility boosts the campus green quotient. From the October 2013 issue.
Temperature control was crucial for a research facility in North Carolina. From the October 2013 issue.
LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.
When it comes to coating different areas, whether inside or surrounding a commercial building, one coating does NOT fit all—and it's not even close.
SITES™ is a voluntary, national rating system and set of performance benchmarks that applies to sites with or without buildings.
In Cambridge, MA, the headquarters of Forrester Research exudes a creative vibe. From the June 2013 issue.
Creative alternatives to landfill disposal are available to facility managers. From the June 2013 issue.
In choosing furnishings, facility managers are aware of the way today’s occupants are working. From the May 2013 issue.
Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping Stone.
Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.
IMS Research has recently released its annual intelligent building trends white paper. These predictions for 2013 and beyond serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings industry.
GreenWizard’s Product Management Workflow™ will now include level® certified furniture eligible for LEED credits.
Facility professionals with strong leadership skills are increasingly in demand at healthcare and higher education institutions.
An integrated project delivery approach to facility projects—during the construction phase—works to reduce life cycle costs.
A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.
Any effort to increase sustainability is positive, unless it’s not. What defines sustainability for an organization depends on a variety of factors.
The relationship between the chemical content of building materials and occupant health is gaining renewed attention. This installment of "Renewable Energy" shifts its focus from alternative power to conversations about "chemicals of concern."
There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific characteristics.
Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certified.
The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.
The Vancouver Convention Centre uses innovative environmental solutions in its award winning expansion.
A new building at the Campbell Soup Company combines employee services and a new main entrance.
Blue Earth County in Minnesota steps up security, service, and sustainability with its new Justice Center.
Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.