Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainabiilty articles below.
The sustainability-focused facility uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides.
The relationship will broaden the reach of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems by offering a wider product line to serve facilities of all sizes.
The Sunverge system at Hartley Nature Center will provide reliable backup electric power to meet operational needs during emergencies.
If you’re the facility manager at a stadium or arena, a new survey is seeking your input on your sports venue's energy and water performance.
IFMA has released its latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.”
Five industry members will be recognized for their use of technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, and comfort standards in the built environment.
Summit International Flooring will bring Tuntex Carpet’s dedication to sustainability and green products, along with a plethora of designs, to the U.S. market.
The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.
Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.
The on-premise laundry program can help a 150-room hotel save as much as $8,700 per year.
While the benefits are increasingly clear, facilities should note these four tips to avoid LED lighting failure.
Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.
Manufacturers continue to advance the hand dryer industry by initiating the PCR Process with UL Environment, setting global industry standards for hand dryer environmental performance.
The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.
The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University are the winners of the inaugural College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest.
Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.
Advanced energy storage system will improve efficiency, lower costs, and deliver cleaner power for landmark skyscraper One Maritime Plaza.
2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals 72 percent of respondents will increase energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.
Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.
Sloan and Falcon Waterfree Technologies teamed up to provide faucets, toilets and urinals that will boost water conservation at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children.
AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.
The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.
When components are patched together without considering the entire system, there is significant risk the system will not deliver ideal performance. Facilities staff training is also important.
Solar panels, energy storage, and monitoring and control systems join the company's traditional line of power generation equipment.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides a complete picture of the noraplan® standard and norament® standard products’ environmental impact.
Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.
Delivering 143 LPW at 5700K, the newest Cree® CPY Series LED product offers better light experiences and lower operating costs.
Siemens has been awarded a $38.6M contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to implement energy and water conservation measures that will save $2.5M annually at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky.
The system has a range of DC voltage optimization, able to be effective with flow, lithium, lead acid, or any other chemical battery, as well as mechanical storage options such as flywheels.
Closed-cell spray foam insulation system designed to enhance application process by requiring minimal temperature adjustments, along with other benefits.
At Ardmore, a chemical manufacturer in New Jersey, a cooling tower featuring a HDPE shell is in its fourth decade of operation.
The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the first U.S. airport to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award for Greenhouse Gas Management.