Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.
The free Rockfon® LEED® v4 Solution Guide shares ceiling solutions for sustainable building projects.
The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.
The new grant program is designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification.
A recently published ANSI Standard for plumbing covers a broad range of water efficiency and safety concerns for facilities.
As a department of one, Kirk Beaudoin, senior facilities manager for adidas, formalized protocol for the company’s retail stores.
The Greenheck SP-A-VG ceiling exhaust fan features Vari-Green® technology and is nearly 250% more energy efficient than standard models.
The cities’ public schools are now using compostable round plates designed by the Urban School Food Alliance in their lunchrooms, diverting 19 million polystyrene food service items from landfills.
Concern for building energy consumption is propelling rapid transformations in the global Building Automation Systems market, finds Frost & Sullivan.
The color green will be present throughout the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee's (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.
Leaf Living Wall is a vertical garden of living plants that infuses interior spaces with greenery and promotes a healthy mental and physical environment.
Odds are Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium roof won't collapse during Super Bowl LII—as its predecessor the Metrodome's did in December 2010.
A partnership between the U.S. Bank Stadium management team and others aims to recover at least 90% of the waste generated at the facility during the Super Bowl on February 4.
Green building space in China is expected to reach two billion square meters by 2020, up from current estimates of 600 million square meters spread across more than 300 cities.
Instead of setting resolutions for yourself in 2018, try setting them as a team for your office or business and work together to meet your recycling program goals.
A new study by Schneider Electric shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape, but many aren’t taking the necessary steps.
K-12 school buildings have a new resource to help them cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.
A new briefing paper from BRE And IWBI outlines how projects can achieve joint certification of BREEAM and the WELL Building Standard.
In the heart of Chicago's skyline, the partnership will reduce utility costs and increase net operating income for America’s second tallest building.
New NIBS report explores whether the building industry will be able to keep pace as technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability.
Solopol® GFX™ is now the first and only heavy duty hand cleaner with Green Seal®, UL ECOLOGO®, and USDA BioPreferred® accreditations.
Infrastructure initiatives will intensify, grids will get smarter, and renewables will remain all the rage, TRC’s experts predict.
Eliminate existing barriers to on-site renewable energy systems with this third-party financing mechanism.
At Grand Central Terminal in New York City, new high efficiency hand dryers in the restrooms simplified operations for facility management.
Preventive maintenance keeps HVAC systems running, but don’t forget to take the long view to plan for 2018.
Changes to ductwork sealing practices and expanded ozone-friendly refrigerants are on the horizon.
The December 2017 issue features the impact of HVAC, professional development, floor care strategies, and more. Plus, FM Solutions 2018, a guide to facility management products and services.
The Building Energy Quotient Portal provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score.
Energy audits and low-flow fixtures are among the cost-saving, sustainability measures to introduce — or expand upon — within your facilities for the new year.
The 2017 ZNE School Leadership Awards recognize building teams driving a new zero net energy (ZNE) standard for school environments.
Providing a clean and hygienic workplace is one way businesses can make a significant positive impact on the health and safety, productivity, and satisfaction of employees.
Find out how building technologies used at the Olympic Plaza, International Broadcast Centre, and Olympic Sliding Centre will help protect people from the elements, minimize heat leakage, and maintain excellent ice conditions for competition surfaces.
Compostable cups, plates, containers, and lids will be turned into nutrient-rich soil and mulch for area farms, gardens, and Waterfront Park surrounding the Baltimore Aquarium.
Wilsonart's Material Mixology Collection introduces 27 new colorful, graphic, and versatile laminate patterns, developed especially for commercial spaces.
In 2016, over 950 organizations participated in the program, diverting 740,000 tons of food from landfills or incinerators, and saving businesses up to $37 million in avoided waste disposal fees.