Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. LEED articles below.
As a manager of water resources for the federal government, the Bureau of Reclamation incorporates efficiency into its new Boulder City, NV office.
Despite sustainability's established foothold, Carpenter has some issues with its definition.
Broad minded and methodical, this IT professional brings a fresh approach to facilities.
NSBE and Johnson Controls join forces to advance the environmental goals of both organizations and support future employment opportunities for diverse engineering talent.
Facilities can encourage occupants to bicycle, rather than drive, by installing bike racks that are convenient and secure.
Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson, CEO of Yudelson Associates, has released his annual list of green building trends for 2012, in what he calls MegaTrends.
In 2009, projects certified under LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M surpassed those certified under its new construction counterpart on an annual basis, a trend that continued in 2010 and 2011.
The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced the online App Lab as part of its LEED Automation Program.
There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?
A line of quiet vacuum cleaners from Sanitiaire can assist facility managers and cleaning professionals with day cleaning operations.
Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial buildings?
This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable energy.
The Calculator allows for comparison of building energy costs for multiple glazing options in prototypical buildings based on multiple variables.
TFM Columnist Jim Elledge extols the virtues of energy data.
A Los Angeles energy consulting firm has created a reference guide of commercial and industrial demand response programs.
When considering purchasing pre-owned furniture or reusing existing items, there are pros and cons.
Launched in 2010, the enhanced pilot credit establishes guidelines anticipated to increase participation in automated demand response.
Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.
Earth Day is April 22, 2011, and businesses around the world are commemorating the occasion in many different ways. Some employers are going so far as to reward proactive staff members through incentives that encourage environmental awareness.
In part two of this commissioning feature, find out how savings can come from systems and equipment optimization.
Protecting occupant health and the environment are twin goals when evaluating products and methods.
Guest Columnist Paul Liesman provides the first part of a two part series on building commissioning.
The proposed update builds on the foundation of LEED 2009, including the alignment and weighting of credits and further advances the “bookshelf” framework where credits are applied to specific building types.
Nearly all the company's wood furniture product lines now feature its water based finish, which contributes to healthy IAQ.
This carpet collection is Cradle to Cradle certified and can help to earn LEED points.
This Web exclusive comes from E-Mon, LLC, manufacturer of submetering and automatic meter reading hardware and software systems and services.
The International Environmental Alliance (IEA) provides full service waste management, recycling, and diversion services for facilities of all types and sizes.
The Silver Spring, MD-based headquarters building of the Discovery Channel has experienced an upgrade in honor of its "Shark Week" programming—the structure was transformed into a gigantic shark.
The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce presented the authority with its Sustainability Award.
The online calculator is aimed at determining how the company's products may contribute to LEED credits.
The facility has been recognized by the Recycling Council of British Columbia.
Four new facilities throughout the U.S. were built by the appliance company with a reduced environmental impact in mind.
BOMI International’s class entitled Electrical Systems and Illumination has been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The course is the seventh BOMI International class approved recently by the USGBC.
The thermally enhanced hatch is designed with a fully insulated cover and curb.