Environment

How Do Buildings Affect Climate Change? Why do sustainable building practices matter? Articles covering the broader concept of environmental awareness, including corporate social responsibility, climate change, and other news about how facility managers can impact the environment are included.



climate change

Adapting To Climate Uncertainty

Facility executives can enhance their organizations' resilience to weather disasters through proactive measures and informed decision-making.
February 2024 Issue

Facility Executive February 2024 Issue

The February 2024 issue explores how to create safer, smarter and healthier workplaces. Plus, cybersecurity, climate change, and office design.
Hawaii Energy

Hawaii Energy Project Supports Clean Energy, Resilience Goals

Ameresco will develop the 'Ūkiu Energy 40MW Renewable Energy Site, which will add critical grid reliability to Maui and move Hawaii closer to its clean energy goals.
Lockheed Martin, Safety Award

Lockheed Martin Wins NSC’s 2023 Networks Innovation Award

Innovation Awards recognize effective approaches to protect employees' health, safety and the environment. Tesla, Holcim are runners-up.
Super Bowl LVIII

Super Bowl LVIII: Who’s Going To Work On Monday?

An estimated 16.1 million U.S. employees plan to miss work, or show up late, on the Monday after Super Bowl LVIII. Plus, Allegiant Stadium runs on renewable energy.
USPS

USPS Aims To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2030

The U.S. Postal Service is preparing to deploy its first electric delivery vehicles in 2024; plans to reduce $5 billion in operating costs will result in significant carbon reductions.
Laminam, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

New Laminam Facilities Reflect Commitment To Sustainability

Philip Eeles, President, Laminam North America discusses the company's current corporate expansion and its five new facilities across Canada and the U.S.
Carlisle Construction Materials LEED Platinum v4 Certification

Carlisle Earns North America’s First LEED Platinum v4 Certification

Carlisle’s Sikeston, MO building products manufacturing facility delivers up to a 38% improvement in building performance and generates over 10% of its energy used through renewable solar power.
Bayer Solar Energy Projects

Bayer Launches Groundbreaking Solar Energy Projects In New Jersey, California

Bayer’s Whippany, NJ and Woodland, CA solar projects align with its sustainability commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 and have net-zero waste across its entire value chain by 2050.
Energy Savings Performance Contract, ESPC, Public Schools

Michigan School District Launches Transformative Sustainability Infrastructure Project

Sustainability improvements from the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Ameresco will save Warren Woods Public Schools an estimated $8.7 million over 25 years.
Artists For Humanity

Are These The World’s Coolest Hand Dryers?

In a partnership with Excel Dryer, Artists For Humanity installed customized hand dryers featuring artwork by local teens in its Boston facility’s bathrooms.
Top States for Green Building

New York Leads 2023 Top 10 States For Green Building

New York also landed among top states for LEED Professionals, between California at number one and Texas in third, in USGBC annual ranking.
snow and ice

Got Snow? Here’s How To Handle It!

If you're dealing with a winter storm that's creating dangerous snow and ice conditions at your facility, here are some timely resources.
Green Skills

Sustainability Goals Spur Demand For Green Skills

Demand for green skills is outstripping supply as employers work to recruit, retain qualified talent to achieve their sustainability targets.
CMMS, healthcare, hospital

The Greatest Resource For Emergency Preparedness? Your CMMS

As severe weather becomes more commonplace, healthcare facilities are forced to prepare for recovery once the inevitable storm hits. Utilize your CMMS strategically before and after weather disasters to get back to serving patients as quickly as possible.
low embodied carbon

January’s Free USGBC Course: Decarbonizing Materials

Each month in 2024, USGBC will offer one or two free green building education courses. For January, the free course focuses on using materials with low embodied carbon in LEED v5.
sustainability

WELL Building Institute Partners With GRESB To Advance Social Sustainability

The collaboration focuses on applied research and innovation to spur actionable insights that help drive progress in social sustainability.
Stormwater, ESCS

Tackling Stormwater With Expanded Shale, Clay, And Slate

With expanded shale, clay, or slate (ESCS) in their arsenal, facility managers can mitigate stormwater damage while reducing their operation costs.
Stormwater Management

5 Best Practices For Effective Stormwater Management

Thousands of facilities unknowingly releasing harmful pollutants through improper stormwater management are a real threat to the environment. Explore tips on how to develop your stormwater plan.
December 2023 Issue, Facility Executive

Facility Executive December 2023 Issue

The December 2023 issue explores business continuity and the next generation of facility management. Plus, stormwater management trends, LED lighting, and SOLUTIONS for 2024.
Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) webinar

Did You Miss Our “Building Analytics, Skilled Labor Shortages & Decarbonization” Webinar?

View this free video webinar to learn how fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) has become a critical part of the resilient facility team’s tech stack.
Optimizing operations, Hybrid Office

View Our Free “Optimizing Operations In The Hybrid Office” Webinar

In this free video webinar, learn how optimizing operations in an office building has taken on newfound significance in the era of hybrid work.

[VIDEO] Capital Planning Advice for Facilities

Creating a sustainable and adaptable capital plan will take a coordinated effort among decision-makers and a tactical plan of attack. Learn more.