Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.
In preparation for Earth Day, businesses can cut costs and consume energy in more green ways by making a few smart changes with their HVAC systems.
Part of the National Deep Energy Retrofit program, the U.S. General Services Administration has awarded Johnson Controls the contract to upgrade the buildings' HVAC, lighting, water conservation, and energy management systems.
With COVID-19 cancelling events, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) took advantage of the downtime.
ACEEE’s Dr. Esram testifies that we need federal research and development to quickly retrofit a large share of buildings to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
In a virtual tour, the Department of Energy recognized Iron Mountain Data Centers for its commitment to energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge.
These 95 ENERGY STAR certified plants saved nearly $400 million on energy bills — equal to the payroll value of over 8,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Healthy buildings are inherently sustainable, but their green benefits go beyond the power grid to offer wellness to those who live and work within their walls.
State-of-the-art ventilation, touchless features, rooftop green space highlight The Net, an Urban Visions development in downtown Seattle.
LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify.
Coastwide Professional dilution control systems take the guesswork out of proper chemical dilution ratios, are more cost effective, safer, and more efficient to use.
A total of 53 companies, representing almost every sector of the economy, have now signed The Climate Pledge, committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.
Hotels were among the first businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but travelers still need a safe place to stay. The Better Buildings team checks in.
Massachusetts is top state for LEED followed by Washington, Illinois; California ranks #1 for LEED green building professionals, according to USGBC.
A first-of-its-kind study from the New Buildings Institute provides a comprehensive analysis of electric technologies that can displace fossil fuels in buildings.
As President Biden unveils new efforts to tackle the climate crisis, ACEEE’s Wendy Koch reviews a survey that shows broad bipartisan support for energy efficiency measures.
Led by tech and building leaders, the nonprofit provides open access data and tools that aim to reduce CO2 emitted in producing materials for the building industry.
The real estate industry will take an increasingly focused view of environmental, social, and governance strategies this year, according to a new Urban Land Institute report.
Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.
LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.
States are still adopting new energy-saving rules, but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing overall progress, according to the annual ACEEE report.
The nonprofit health plan has integrated environmental sustainability as part of its public health strategy; latest milestone equates to taking 6,300 cars off the road each year.
Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced 11 winners and an honorable mention for this year’s annual Sustainability Awards.
Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.
Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.
A water use reduction project has earned Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products mill in Palatka, FL the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Top Project for 2020.
ACEEE shares how schools and policymakers can take steps now to create safe, sustainable learning environments that could deliver long-term energy savings.
Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive
Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.