Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. LEED articles below.
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.
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.
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