Sustainabiilty

Resource pages for "Sustainabiilty"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


flammable refrigerants

FM Alert: Partnership Funds Flammable Refrigerant Research

AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
concrete

Bones And Shells Inspire Stronger Concrete

Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.
building materials

FM Alert: USGBC Launches New LEED Pilot Credit For Building Materials

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.
HVAC design

Systems Approach To HVAC Design

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.
energy storage

Cat Microgrid From Caterpillar

Solar panels, energy storage, and monitoring and control systems join the company's traditional line of power generation equipment.
floor coverings

nora Completes EPD Process For Floor Coverings

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides a complete picture of the noraplan® standard and norament® standard products’ environmental impact.

Better Buildings Challenge Energy Savings Exceed $1.3B

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.
LED canopy

CPY-20L LED Canopy Luminaire From Cree

Delivering 143 LPW at 5700K, the newest Cree® CPY Series LED product offers better light experiences and lower operating costs.
prisons

Energy, Water Conservation Measures Planned For Kentucky Prisons

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.
energy storage

Energy Storage Solution From Northern Power

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.
spray foam insulation

Demilec Closed Cell Spray System Insulates Farm-To-Fork Restaurant

Closed-cell spray foam insulation system designed to enhance application process by requiring minimal temperature adjustments, along with other benefits.
HDPE

Plastic Cooling Tower Survives Test Of Time

At Ardmore, a chemical manufacturer in New Jersey, a cooling tower featuring a HDPE shell is in its fourth decade of operation.
green infrastructure

EPA Honors Winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

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.
Climate Leadership Award

DFW First U.S. Airport To Receive Climate Leadership Award

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.
compost

Free Workplace Composting Guide Available

The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help workplaces divert organic matter from landfills through composting.
Stop & Shop green energy

Stop & Shop Turns Inedible Food Into Energy

Just in time for Earth Day, the supermarket company has opened a state-of-the-art green energy facility in Massachusetts.
green laundry

Go Green, Save Green: Sustainable Laundry Operations

Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.
Konami sustainable

Konami Gaming Wins Sustainable/Green Building Award

Konami Gaming, Inc.'s newly-expanded headquarters is one of Nevada's largest facilities to achieve complete geothermal heating and cooling.
zero waste

Nestlé Purina Factories Achieve Zero Waste To Landfill Status

Purina aims for all of its factories to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status by 2020.
water systems

Water Systems Strategies

Over the last two decades, extreme drought events in the U.S. have vividly illustrated the imperative for technologies that increase water usage efficiency as well as strategies and methods to reduce demand.

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