Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.
Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.
The Paulding, OH cement plant will be the first LafargeHolcim operation in North America to harness wind energy.
Fir Tree Partners hired Kostow Greenwood Architects for its most recent (sustainable) office upgrade in New York City.
Water mist suppression uses less water than a traditional sprinkler system, minimizing damage to data centers in the event of a fire.
Professionally installed window film can help reduce cooling and energy costs, improve comfort for occupants, and eliminate the need for expensive window upgrades.
Many candy companies are taking energy-saving steps to improve their business models and meet their sustainability goals.
Healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class talent, according to a new USGBC survey.
Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center’s achieved recertification via the new LEED v4.1 performance path.
Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.
Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.
Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.
Remanufactured furniture is an option that facility managers will want to consider for financial and sustainability reasons.
With sustainability and cost in mind, here are three ideas for unwanted office furniture.
Facility management is on the front line of an expanding vision for the built environment.
The October 2018 issue features green building, workplace design, zero energy, recycling furniture, and anti-terrorism security. Plus, we celebrate our 30th anniversary.
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.
A new report from JLL details nine features that are transforming industrial properties.
These prestigious awards recognize the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future.
The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.
The incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.
The flooring company has recycled 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials through its On&On™ Recycling Program.
Improved communication with service providers for this winter maintenance task can support best practices, including those related to sustainability.
A facility-wide lighting retrofit focused on updating a multi-family property with energy efficiency and occupant safety and comfort in mind.
The team installed LG NeON 2 solar panels atop its LEED Platinum headquarters, the UCLA Health Training Center.
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.
In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.
The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in South Florida, this multi-site campus is maintained through a holistic program overseen by its District Facilities division.
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.