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.

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.
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[VIDEO] A Sustainable Future With Constellation Energy

For decades, Constellation has been a leader in carbon-free energy generation and in offering sustainable solutions to customers as we accelerate the transition to a carbon-free future.
Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment Facility Pursues Organics-To-Energy Vision 

A $12 million biosolids facility improvement program at the Derry Township Municipal Authority's wastewater treatment facility will expand capacity, increase energy efficiency, boost sustainability.
climate change

Addressing Climate Change: Decarbonization Of Existing Buildings

C&W Green Buildings, a proprietary digital software assessment tool from Cushman & Wakefield, identifies custom decarbonization, retrofitting, and cost savings opportunities for existing buildings.
New York City headquarters

Law Firm Brings Workplace Of The Future To Life

Shearman & Sterling’s recent New York office transformation reflects firm's commitment to people, clients, and the environment.
university

Clemson University Invests $45M To Support Net Zero Goals

Campus updates aim to reduce the university’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2025 and save over $3M a year through the 15-year contract.
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[VIDEO] Discover Energy Systems That Work for Your Business and Budget

Your business has ambitions energy goals. Direct Efficiency from Duke Energy One can help you fast-track them into action with customized energy solutions and flexible financing, including no upfront cost.
Carbon Handprint

Carbon Handprint Can Measure Companies’ Positive Climate Impact

ACEEE shares how a "carbon handprint" more accurately reflects a company’s contributions to climate change by measuring the impact of the use of goods and services it provides.
legislative building

How Past Innovations In Sustainability Impact The Future Of Facilities

Facility managers can reflect on past trends and breakthroughs in sustainability to see how they will help shape the future of facilities.
Building Retrofits

Building Retrofits Essential To Battle Energy Costs, Energy Crisis

Building retrofit rates need to triple to meet the goals in the Paris Agreement, asserts research from JLL.
Harvey Milk Terminal

First Airport Terminal In The World Achieves Full WELL Certification

San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 achievement recognizes Boarding Area B facility for enhancing human health, well-being.
LEED energy performance

LEED v4 Updates To Increase Energy Performance Requirements

To better address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, updates will elevate LEED v4’s requirements for energy performance closer to those of LEED v4.1.
recycling

NY Charter School Launches Sustainable Container Program

The charter school program aims to divert 216,000 single-use containers from landfills and reduce 23,689 kg of CO2 emissions.
green hotels

Business Travelers Prioritize Sustainability When Choosing Hotels

New sustainability survey reveals that 65 percent of European and North American business travel leaders prefer green hotels.
merger

Culligan International And Waterlogic Group Holdings Merge

The new company offers clean drinking water to over 100 million consumers and saves more than 40 billion plastic bottles annually.
office buildingvideo

Listen Now: What Will Office Buildings Of The Future Look Like?

This discussion explores how hybrid and remote work, sustainability, and technology will impact buildings of the future.
green cleaning

EPA Names 2022 Safer Choice Partner Of The Year Award Winners

The Safer Choice Awards honor achievements in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals.
cleaning

What Cleanliness Concerns Do Americans Have This Fall?

An infectious disease expert discusses America’s views on cleanliness and what FMs can do to help stop the spread of infectious diseases.
Community solar

How Community Solar Can Help Achieve ESG Goals

Community solar uses government programs to incentivize large solar projects which historically required major capital and space investments.

Webinars

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.
FCA Data

Did You Miss Our “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar?

Free video webinar features a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.

Facility Executive Featured Video

[VIDEO] Honeywell Occupant/Tenant Experience Solutions

Take your buildings into the future with end-to-end open solutions that empower occupants, inspire confidence and help you create positive business outcomes.