Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Sustainability articles below.
Since 2002, CARE and its members have diverted more than four billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States.
Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.
The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.
Window film as a building retrofit solution can be one of the quickest, simplest energy conservation measures available, as well as the most cost effective.
At Legrand North America headquarters, this energy technology provides nearly 90% of the electricity to operate the 263,000 square foot facility.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) provides a complete picture of the noraplan® standard and norament® standard products’ environmental impact.
Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.
Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.
Closed-cell spray foam insulation system designed to enhance application process by requiring minimal temperature adjustments, along with other benefits.
Second Georgetown University Energy Prize workshop focuses on helping communities save energy and reduce carbon emissions while competing for $5 million.
Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.
More Baby Boomers are ready to retire—Is the built environment prepared?
The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the first U.S. airport to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award for Greenhouse Gas Management.
Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.
The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help workplaces divert organic matter from landfills through composting.
Just in time for Earth Day, the supermarket company has opened a state-of-the-art green energy facility in Massachusetts.
Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.
Konami Gaming, Inc.'s newly-expanded headquarters is one of Nevada's largest facilities to achieve complete geothermal heating and cooling.
Purina aims for all of its factories to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status by 2020.
With failing oil-fired boilers and an aging, inefficient heating system, Elm Street School in Gardner, MA, turned to modulating boilers from Weil-McLain to spark energy efficiencies and lower heating costs.
Whether you want to identify cost savings, optimize energy usage, or monitor ENERGY STAR score fluctuations, energy management software offers an easy and effective method of adapting to the upcoming benchmarking shift.
Over the last two decades, extreme drought events in the U.S. have vividly illustrated the imperative for technologies that increase water usage efficiency as well as strategies and methods to reduce demand.
This issue looks at smart lighting trends, how to choose carpet and flooring, physical security planning, and energy efficiency for data centers. Plus, wellness and water conservation.
At The George Washington University, LEED Platinum facility design fosters its mission of public health education.
Conditions have never been better for data center operators to reduce their power consumption and enjoy a healthier bottom line.
In September 2014, Diamond announced that it had achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, becoming the first American-owned folding carton manufacturer to do so.
Built for Hero MotoCorp, the 250 acre campus in Jaipur, India features vegetated and shaded spaces, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Advances in design and technology have transformed lighting over the past several decades from primarily utilitarian functions to also playing a significant role in aesthetics, energy efficiency, and ergonomics.
With global water demand for manufacturing expected to increase by 400 percent by 2050, Dow contends that organizations seeking to remain in business must use this scarce resource more efficiently.
When complete in spring 2017, JLL’s corporate headquarters will incorporate the latest strategies in workplace design, including many of the best practices it already uses in its work for clients and features inspired by direct input from its workforce.
Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.
The USGBC quarterly addenda to the LEED system includes a pilot Alternative Compliance Path credit to advance responsible forest management in building construction.
Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.