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 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.
BEEP’s six on demand Webinars have been approved for a total of 12 GBCI CE hours and the four Webinars in the SOS series have been approved for a total of six GBCI CE hours, all counting toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.
The LEED Green Associate credential signifies fundamental knowledge of green building concepts and is ideal for both professionals in non-technical fields of practice as well as professionals and students working towards the LEED Accredited Professional exam.
The online energy savings estimator provides facility managers with potential cost savings and carbon emissions reduction from using energy saving window film.
The Regional Green Building Case Study Project: a Post-Occupancy Study of LEED Projects in Illinois report summarizes the first year of a multi-year study to analyze the post-occupancy benefits of 25 LEED certified projects in Illinois.
The Society’s office building in Atlanta, GA, which underwent a major renovation in 2008, is one of only six buildings in the state of Georgia to receive a LEED Platinum rating,
USGBC has approved BOMI’s Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (Design II) course which will help LEED professionals satisfy their credentialing maintenance requirements.
The first comprehensive study to explore the impact of project delivery methods and procurement procedures on achieving sustainable design and construction goals was released earlier this month.
PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America recently announced its Plano, TX, headquarters has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
This CPVC water piping system from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company is a practical, easy-to-install system for non-potable water uses inside buildings.
The eco-conscious Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification and provide a slate of new conveniences for frequent travelers, is now open in the heart of Charlotte’s thriving uptown district.
Guest Contributor Kelly Duke explains how green roofs can help bring nature closer to urban settings, improve insulation and air quality, and work to deliver both economic and social benefits to their communities.
As part of the Global Sustainability Commitment, Jones Lang LaSalle in April 2008 pledged to increase its sustainability accredited professionals to 200 in 2008 and to 500 in 2009.
In Augusta, a Hannaford store has earned the highest level of LEED certification.
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it has been awarded Platinum level LEED® certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Gurnee, IL.
The next wave of building automation systems may help simplify operations while saving energy.
The expanded facility opened on March 1, 2009, six weeks ahead of schedule.
Pizza Fusion was recently awarded Gold and Silver certifications by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its first two restaurants built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications in Palm Beach Gardens and Weston, Florida. This recognition makes Pizza Fusion the first LEED certified pizzeria in the world.
TFM Columnist Jeff Crane ponders the debate on how legislation should be used to direct reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.
Tax preparation is an unexpected religious experience for FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.
This amusing overview from Guest Contributor Charles Carpenter defines great moments in FM history.
Crane shares this interactive session with a thought provoking reader.
The new NSF 140-2007 Standard will help facility managers ensure the best product for their needs.
They may not be raindrops on roses, but there are some things that make Jeff Crane happy.
Two years after achieving LEED certification for its original construction, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR pursues LEED for Existing Buildings.
Results from TFM's annual survey reveal a cash crop of new and renovation projects. From the September 2007 issue.
New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.
Guest Contributor Paul von Paumgartten knows skeptics who doubt the relevance of environmental diligence may need some direction.