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.

UBS Arena

UBS Arena Earns LEED Green Building Certification

UBS Arena, home of the NHL's New York Islanders,  has been awarded LEED Certified status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
sustainability

CRE Leaders Anticipate Sustainability Trends For 2023

Penalty-driven regulations, investor expectations, and tenant demands put pressure on the CRE industry to decarbonize.
biophilic design

Can Plants Help Employees Make Fewer Mistakes?

An experiment by a Finnish indoor nature technology company shows employees make 43% fewer mistakes in the presence of plants and biophilic design.
Deloitte Climate Change

Business Leaders: Climate Change Is A Top Priority

Despite global uncertainty, a majority of organizations increased sustainability investments over the past year, according to a new Deloitte report.
Building Performance Standards

Building Performance Standards: Raising The Bar For Sustainability

In a sustainability checklist, buildings are at the top, and federal, state and local governments are taking action. Here's how to decode and achieve compliance with new policies.
Improve IAQ

Want To Make Facilities Safe For Employees’ Return To The Office? Improve IAQ.

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) is among the most critical steps facility managers can take to mitigate employee concerns and maintain a healthy workspace.
States For Green Building

Massachusetts Leads Top 10 States For Green Building

2022 was a strong year for LEED certifications as organizations look to LEED to meet ESG goals and commitments to climate action, occupant well-being, and resource efficiency.
corporate sustainability

New Report Connects Sustainability And Digital Transformation

A 2023 State of Corporate Sustainability Report finds a notable business shift toward integrating sustainability with digital transformation.
LEED certification reviews

Free This Month! LEED Certification Reviews Course

Each month in 2023, USGBC will offer one free green building education course. For January, the free course shares tips on LEED certification reviews.
ISCC PLUS Certification

Charter Next Generation Campus Earns ISCC PLUS Certification

The specialty film producer's Lexington, KY manufacturing campus received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC).     
Otis

Otis Achieves Zero Waste To Landfill Certification

The South Carolina manufacturing facility is the first in elevator industry to achieve milestone in TRUE program.
parking solution

How LAX Airport Improved Operations With Smart Parking

Creating an improved customer experience for visitors in a parking garage sets a great first impression of the facility.

Facility Executive: December 2022 Issue

The December 2022 issue focuses on indoor air quality (IAQ), the Internet of Things (IoT), and LED lighting controls, plus the innovative products in our 2003 Solutions section.
nuclear fusion

Nuclear Fusion: Will It Impact Facility Management?

This major scientific breakthrough proves that scientists can create a clean-energy alternative that can be harnessed for power.
video

[VIDEO] Power on, America!

Constellation is helping you build a brighter tomorrow by generating clean, carbon-free energy today. We’re already producing electricity 24/7 with hydro, wind, solar and the nation’s largest zero-emission nuclear fleet.
Extreme Weather Technology

Severe Weather: Protecting Facilities With Technology

How innovative weather technology protects utility providers and supports better emergency response coordination during weather disasters
carbon neutrality

Sustainability Initiatives For Buildings On The Rise

For most companies, reaching carbon neutrality with their building portfolios ranks high in importance among overall sustainability goals, new survey finds.
Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Energy Efficiency: California Is Tops, Maine Is Most Improved

California's energy efficiency policies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions earn it the #1 spot on ACEEE's 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Corporate Solar Adoption

Who Are America’s Top 5 Corporate Solar Users?

From data centers to industrial freezers, the most energy-intensive business operations are turning to solar as a reliable and affordable way to power their infrastructure.

Minnesota Roofing Plant Upgrades Save 5,000 MWh Of Electricity

Technology improvements at its CertainTeed roofing plant in Shakopee, MN are projected to save Saint-Gobain more than 5,000 MWh of electricity per year.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

Facility Executive Featured Video

[VIDEO] Power on, America!

Constellation is helping you build a brighter tomorrow by generating clean, carbon-free energy today. We’re already producing electricity 24/7 with hydro, wind, solar and the nation’s largest zero-emission nuclear fleet.