Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.
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Massachusetts moves from the third to first; New York rejoins ranking in USGBC’s annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.
The aerospace company’s new 366,000-square-foot manufacturing center for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft received a total of 68 LEED® credits out of the 73 pursued.
Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.
Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council along with other nonprofits and government agencies recommend designating green as the color standard for organics collection containers.
View this free webinar video and learn the importance of green cleaning and new trends, buttressed by hard facts and statistics about changing your practices and cleaning for health.
Facility managers in states with strong energy efficiency programs more likely to install energy efficient lighting and HVAC equipment, according to new DNV GL survey.
The Better Buildings Financing Navigator helps building owners, facility and energy managers, and other decision-makers connect with financiers, including banks and financial institutions, to pursue energy-saving measures.
EnviroPure Systems commercial food waste disposal systems offer a one-step solution for converting food waste into safe gray water.
Disruptive lighting control technologies including LEDs, evolving software, and wireless protocols offer additional advantages beyond energy savings.
Beijing-based MAD Architects introduced open floor plans and multipurpose layouts to encourage collaboration through a recent project, the Xinhee Design Center.
When creating green restrooms, examine opportunities related to surfaces, air quality, and conservation.
DLM is an intelligent, distributed control system that automatically maximizes lighting levels and energy efficiency throughout a building.
Choosing ideal components for this type of building envelope depends on local climate and other factors.
A new report from JLL reveals five ways hospitals are applying advanced data analytics to improve operational performance of buildings, property, and equipment.
LED lighting technology delivers better light quality and energy savings to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s new warehouse and office space.
The DW-311 extends control to small and medium-sized applications including rooms with partitions such as restrooms, large offices, conference rooms with cubical walls, and classrooms.
Find out about six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017, courtesy of Vertiv.
Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.
Ideal for all rooftops, particularly large commercial buildings, Sunflare is over 65% lighter than Silicon modules, allowing the entire roof to be covered without load-bearing concerns.
Feedback from industry professionals and other interested parties is welcome, and a webinar offers an opportunity to learn more.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
The New Orleans Saints take a step towards sustainability with a new LED lighting system that reduces energy consumption at the stadium by 82%.
It's amazing what humans can do when they harness their energy: The Paris Navigating Gym travels the Seine River with energy from passenger workouts.
The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.
The real estate investment trust won the 2016 IREM® REME Award for an energy efficiency retrofit implemented at its global headquarters, resulting in energy reduction of 15%.
International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.
The scalable, wireless or wired lighting control system has been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the category of Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems.
The calculator, which measures the carbon benefits of a wood building, now includes new options for mass timber buildings.
Recycling programs and requirements have been in place for decades. An emerging area impacting facility management is the handling of organic waste.
Season 2 of the DOE’s “Better Buildings Challenge SWAP” will feature two natural rivals— the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy—as they swap energy teams with a mission to improve each campus’ energy efficiency.
The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.