Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Water Conservation articles below.
Shifting to more sustainable landscapes may often be easier than expected.
Energy-efficiency upgrades made throughout the corporation’s properties—including The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo and Convention Center—were recognized by the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge.
Whirlpool Corporation was recently awarded LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both in Benton Harbor, MI.
Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.
Eight Las Vegas properties in the MGM Resorts International portfolio have earned the highest level of this certification from the Green Building Initiative.
An emerging focus on the water energy nexus—the interplay of these resources in building systems—holds promise for conservation.
Award winners use the lease as a smart tool to achieve higher energy and water savings in commercial, retail, and industrial buildings.
In recognition of 2017 World FM Day, Sodexo has ranked the top metropolitan areas for sustainable workplaces—Washington, DC, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle top the list.
The challenge aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by focusing on overcoming market barriers and sharing partner-created solutions.
Boston, New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Portland are among the leaders in ACEEE's City Energy Efficiency Scorecard of 51 large cities.
Pittsburgh leads North American cities with the most buildings committed to the 2030 District Network, an initiative that challenges buildings to reduce their environmental impact.
A new Urban Land Institute report explores the creative use of green infrastructure in real estate developments to manage stormwater, and enhance property values.
In the DOE’s latest "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP" online video series, Atlanta and Boston swap energy management teams to gain new insights, save money, and improve their buildings through greater energy efficiency.
Evaluate these items periodically to ensure conservation features are operating as expected.
This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.
The April 2017 issue features a special focus on lighting, plus a look at integrated work management systems, HVAC, fire protection, and water management.
Designers of a LEED certified office park utilized an existing water vault as a centerpiece of drainage and irrigation.
USG pursued the development of a wallboard with a lower carbon footprint when it adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products in 2016.
The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.
At Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ, restroom fixtures installed for aesthetics, performance, and sustainability deliver a winning combination for facility management.
A Japanese telecom company has created an app that helps workers find open bathroom stalls, and lets their employers measure how much time they spend in there.
This document highlights the results that a number of facility management teams at convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, and other public assembly spaces have achieved through the use of LEED green building rating system.
A new report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance offers insights, shares results on strategies for sports facilities managers.
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.
EnviroPure Systems commercial food waste disposal systems offer a one-step solution for converting food waste into safe gray water.
When creating green restrooms, examine opportunities related to surfaces, air quality, and conservation.
Restrooms in the government agency's main headquarters will be outfitted with hybrid urinals, with the aim of saving more than 500,000 gallons of water annually.
Find out about six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017, courtesy of Vertiv.
The first technology company to achieve Zero Waste Facility Certification, Microsoft diverts 90 percent waste from its global headquarters.
A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.
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.
With LEED Platinum in its sights, the new facility also resolves long-standing security and space needs, says GSA
Texas Hill Country is probably the last place surfers would expect to hang ten, but that’s exactly what they’re doing now that some legal battles have ended.
One winner, the University of Manitoba, organized BEE/HOUSE/LAB project, an international competition to design a bee house for fabrication, deployment.