Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. USGBC articles below.
USGBC's new report: LEED in Motion: Transportation, highlights facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.
The pilot program aims to set a new precedent for planning, building, and development by helping communities support the health and well-being of residents across all aspects of community life.
Whirlpool Corporation was recently awarded LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both in Benton Harbor, MI.
The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston to receive the designation.
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.
Designed to LEED standards, the 15'x40' prefabricated modular structure will be donated to the Compton YouthBuild campus after it's displayed at Greenbuild 2016.
The sustainability-focused facility uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides.
The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.
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.
When components are patched together without considering the entire system, there is significant risk the system will not deliver ideal performance. Facilities staff training is also important.
Konami Gaming, Inc.'s newly-expanded headquarters is one of Nevada's largest facilities to achieve complete geothermal heating and cooling.
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.
Designed as a demonstration of an environmentally responsible 21st century rail transit center, the MTA's Fulton Center is the first subway hub in New York to achieve a LEED® rating.
Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.
Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.
In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.
Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.
Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.
More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.
Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world's largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls' distributed energy storage technology.
The launch of LEED v4 has led applicators and specifiers to look for paints and coatings that meet updated requirements and provide top-notch performance.
Energy and water upgrades at San Francisco City Hall are cornerstones of its recent LEED Platinum certification.
Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.
Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification.
New research from DTZ and Kingsley Associates confirms the belief that sustainability impacts how building occupants perceive their workplace.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each year.
Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling occupants.
LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.
Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping Stone.
The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific characteristics.
Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certified.
Changes address revised delivery and ballot schedule; due out in 2013, revision will become LEED V4 instead of LEED 2012.