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Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.


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Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.

Sustainability

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.


GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities

Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.

Ohio Cement Plant To Be Powered By Wind Energy

The Paulding, OH cement plant will be the first LafargeHolcim operation in North America to harness wind energy.

Investment Firm Invests In Sustainable Workplace Design

Fir Tree Partners hired Kostow Greenwood Architects for its most recent (sustainable) office upgrade in New York City.

Protecting Data Centers Using Water Mist Fire Suppression

Water mist suppression uses less water than a traditional sprinkler system, minimizing damage to data centers in the event of a fire.

Energy Savings Possible With Window Film

Professionally installed window film can help reduce cooling and energy costs, improve comfort for occupants, and eliminate the need for expensive window upgrades.

How Candy Companies Are Saving Energy

Many candy companies are taking energy-saving steps to improve their business models and meet their sustainability goals.

Workers In LEED Green Buildings Are Happier, Healthier, More Productive 

Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.

LEED Case Study: Moving Up To LEED Gold

Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center’s achieved recertification via the new LEED v4.1 performance path.

Building Envelope Renovations To Enhance Sustainability

Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.

Commissioning Solar PV Systems

Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.

Site Planning And Stormwater

Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.

Bring In The New…With Remanufactured Furniture

Remanufactured furniture is an option that facility managers will want to consider for financial and sustainability reasons.

What To Do With That Old Furniture

With sustainability and cost in mind, here are three ideas for unwanted office furniture.

Aiming For Zero Energy In Existing Buildings

Facility management is on the front line of an expanding vision for the built environment.

Facility Executive | October 2018 Issue

The October 2018 issue features green building, workplace design, zero energy, recycling furniture, and anti-terrorism security. Plus, we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Massachusetts, California Remain Tops In Energy Efficiency

States are increasing energy efficiency investments and power savings; pushing net-zero buildings and electric vehicles, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

What Does The Warehouse Of The Future Look Like?

A new report from JLL details nine features that are transforming industrial properties.

AASHE 2018 Sustainability Award Winners Announced

These prestigious awards recognize the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Eighth Annual Recycle-Bowl

The incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

The flooring company has recycled 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials through its On&On™ Recycling Program.

Snow And Ice Management For Facility Grounds

Improved communication with service providers for this winter maintenance task can support best practices, including those related to sustainability.

Bright Ideas In Lighting

A facility-wide lighting retrofit focused on updating a multi-family property with energy efficiency and occupant safety and comfort in mind.

Los Angeles Lakers Go Solar At Headquarters Facility

The team installed LG NeON 2 solar panels atop its LEED Platinum headquarters, the UCLA Health Training Center.

Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs

The world’s largest 3-D printed reef was installed at a resort in the Maldives last weekend with the hope of growing a new coral reef ecosystem.

Hospitality Case Study: Hospitality, California Style

In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.

Facility Executive | August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.

Greenhouse Grower Earns Incentive For Energy-Saving Cogen Engines

SunSelect Produce’s new high-tech, natural gas-powered combined heat and power technology cuts 12,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year and conserves over 7,000 gallons of water per day.

Sabra Breaks Ground On World’s Largest Hummus Plant

The 40,000-square-foot expansion project is the fourth at the Chesterfield County, VA hummus making facility, and will maintain its LEED Gold certification.

Will Trump’s DOE Propose To Roll Back Light Bulb Standards?

A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.

McDonald’s Opens New Global HQ In Chicago

The new nine-story building in Chicago’s West Loop exemplifies the company’s commitment to become a better McDonald’s, more closely connected to its customers.

Best Practices For Automated Shading Systems

The right balance of daylighting and daylight harvesting strategies can provide health, productivity, and energy saving benefits: Here’s how to get the most out of your facility’s automated shading system.

Sustainability At Broward College: A Project Perspective

Located in South Florida, this multi-site campus is maintained through a holistic program overseen by its District Facilities division.

USF System Earns First LEED Platinum Certification

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Warehouse Laboratory, which houses biology, chemistry, and physics labs, is the fourth building on campus to receive LEED certification.

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