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Two major businesses, Walgreens and Life Time, effectively meet and exceed their energy-efficiency goals despite COVID-19 challenges.


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Two major businesses, Walgreens and Life Time, effectively meet and exceed their energy-efficiency goals despite COVID-19 challenges.

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.


Moving The Needle

Two major businesses, Walgreens and Life Time, effectively meet and exceed their energy-efficiency goals despite COVID-19 challenges.

Despite Growth, Boston Hospitals Slash Carbon Emissions

New report finds that Boston health facilities cut emissions by 18% from 2011 through 2019, despite serving more patients and expanding healthcare facility space by 10%

ACEEE Announces 2021 Champions of Energy Efficiency In Industry

This year’s Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award winners include six influential experts from government and the private sector.

How LEED Zero Verifies Strategies That Will Help Slow Climate Change

USGBC's LEED Zero creates a platform to help existing buildings move from low environmental impact to no environmental impact.

Personal Health, Climate Crisis Top Priorities For Returning Employees

New report reveals 74% of employees would consider leaving their job if office health and sustainability expectations go unmet.

JLL Unveils Sustainable Operations To Help Companies Meet Climate Goals

Sustainable Operations, a new end-to-end sustainability solution, was developed to help companies configure, launch, and manage portfolio-wide sustainability programs.

Smart Tech For Safe, Productive, And Green Workplace Of The Future

Facilities teams can deliver on what occupants need with effective use of technology.

Synergies Between LEED, WELL Certifications And ESG Programs

When evaluating goals, reference this table that examines the interplay between ESG strategy and the pursuit of LEED, WELL, and WELL Health-Safety Rating.

Aircuity Introduces New “Airside” Energy Dashboard

New ventilation analytics provide insight, down to room level, to measure key areas of energy consumption.

More Charging Options Needed At Work, Say Electric Vehicle Drivers

Employers that provide charging stations for electric cars will boost the shift to EVs, make themselves more attractive to potential hires, finds Ipsos and EVBox Group survey.

Tech Training Center Will Be Virginia’s First Net Zero Higher Ed Building

Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.

One Years’ Waste Could Build More Than 538 Statues Of Liberty

New research by Compare the Market reveals the number of times different countries could re-create iconic landmarks based on their daily plastic waste.

7-Eleven Expanding EV Charging Across Locations

By the end of 2022, the retailer plans to install 500 Direct Current Fast Charging ports for electric vehicle drivers at its U.S. and Canada stores.

Doosan Bobcat Headquarters: Going For Sustainable Gold

Doosan Bobcat recently earned LEED Gold certification with the renovation and expansion of its West Fargo, ND corporate headquarters.

The COVID-19 Aftermath: What’s The Impact On Facility Managers?

In the wake of COVID-19, hybrid workplaces may present the best solution for both organizations and employees.

DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative Saves $13.5B In Energy Costs

New report highlights 12 organizations achieving bold energy, water, financing Goals; DOE launches new $12 million lighting prize.

2021 Green Lease Leaders Announced

Organized by IMT and the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Alliance, this program highlights organizations achieving green lease success.

Park District Offsets Electrical Costs With Rooftop Solar Array

Trane’s Renewable Energy Solutions installed at the Vernon Hills Park District’s maintenance facility produces enough energy to offset 70% of the building’s annual electric usage.

USGBC Develops New Pilot Credits In Response To COVID-19

USGBC’s LEED Safety First credits are helping facility management teams provide healthy spaces and assisting with building reentry.

Georgia Tech Earns Living Building Certification For Kendeda Building

Meeting all seven Petals in the Living Building Challenge — Place, Water, Energy, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty — the Kendeda Building is the first Living Certified building of its scale in the Southeast U.S.

University Of Arizona Cuts Carbon Footprint With All-Renewable Power

In a partnership with Tucson Electric Power, the campus will obtain all of its grid-based electricity from renewable sources, cutting its greenhouse gas footprint by nearly one-third.

Virtual Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

The International Code Council's 41st annual awareness campaign about building safety features free resources and events for the public.

Walmart Selects View Smart Glass For New Home Office Campus

View smart windows automatically adjust in response to the sun, increase access to natural light, minimize heat and glare, and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Get The Message: Reduce Water Use

In facilities, communicating conservation efforts and results to occupants makes a difference. Plus, water management Q&A.

A Look At Energy Benchmarking Options

For organizations that want sustained improvement in energy performance—and sustained cost savings—EPA recommends energy benchmarking as a first step.

Ericsson Factory In Lewisville, TX Achieves LEED Gold

The design and operation of this 5G Smart Factory, which opened in Spring 2020, is part of Ericsson’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.

President Biden Invites Johnson Controls’ CEO To Address Climate Issues

During the Leaders Summit on Climate, George Oliver will address the business community's role in supporting climate action and policy, creating jobs, and economic growth.

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For The Industry’s Future

From indoor air quality to a lack of flexibility, COVID-19 has exposed how buildings are falling short in providing livable, healthy, and sustainable spaces.

Data Center Trends To Watch In 2021

Uptime Institute has identified factors expected to impact data center facilities management this year and in the future.

Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4.0

Version 4.0 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard is the most ambitious and actionable standard yet for safe, circular, responsibly made products.

Five Ways To Get Your Building Green For Earth Day

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.

AHRI, Others Petition EPA On HFC Phase Down Rule

Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.

$91M GSA Project Will Improve Landmark Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

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.

EPA Honors 206 2021 ENERGY STAR Award Winners

This year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Samsung Electronics with a rare ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award.

In 2020, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Focused On Green Efforts

With COVID-19 cancelling events, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) took advantage of the downtime.

How Federal R&D Should Expand To Transform Our Buildings

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.

Iron Mountain Data Centers Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

In a virtual tour, the Department of Energy recognized Iron Mountain Data Centers for its commitment to energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge.

Water Conservation Tips for World Water Day

SSC Services for Education (SCC) is sharing water conservation tips and strategies for communities for World Water Day on March 22, 2021.

EPA Announces 2020 ENERGY STAR Certified Manufacturing Plants

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: Disease-Fighting, Productivity-Boosting Super Structures

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.

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