Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.
Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, level is the label awarded to office furniture products that meet multiple criteria of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard.
The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC’s The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events and outlines clear action items for Rio+20
A life cycle assessment conducted by a Massachusetts-based university found the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer to be the most sustainable way to dry hands.
This applies to removing and replacing vegetative roof modules when assessing and repairing roof membrane leaks.
With a nearly 250% increase of participants in its STARS program since 2011, AASHE has launched a quarterly review to share best practices.
U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management is available online free of charge as part of IFMA's “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide" series.
The updated portfolio provides facility professionals with more options when seeking natural wood veneers and FSC wood options.
The company was recently recognized by BIFMA's level certification for sustainable practices in remanufacturing furniture panel systems.
Despite remaining optimistic about the economic outlook, U.S. property professionals conversely voiced less confidence in the market than their British colleagues.
The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in "poor" shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in "excellent" shape.
Focused toward public sector facility managers, Siemens has a program offering solar energy projects without having to make an initial capital investment in solar equipment.
Previously branded as EnergyView Online, Remote Energy Management is a hosted solution that enables users to save energy from anywhere and at any time.
“It was hard to stay focused last Thursday, World FM Day, as I was teaching a class at IFMA HQ in Houston, TX. I kept wanting to sneak a peek at the Tweets or check the different event links across the globe," said Teena Shouse, Global FM chair. Check out these highlights from last week's event.
Diversey, Inc. and Standard Textile Co., Inc. have joined forces to bring cost-effective, sustainable options to lodging and healthcare.
The most recent results show a gradual increase from previous surveys in those who anticipate hiring additional FM staff in the next six months, with 24% reporting such plans.