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.



USGBC Appointments

USGBC Names Chief Growth Officer, Key Technical Appointments

Additions to its leadership and technical team reinforce the U.S. Green Building Council's commitment to scaling impact and the expansion of the green building community.

White House, DOE Define “Zero Emissions Building”

New definition will help U.S. achieve clean energy and climate goals while lowering energy costs, cutting air pollution, and creating jobs.
Adaptive Reuse

Historic Hotels of America Names 2024 Best Of Adaptive Reuse

These hotels are living proof that historic buildings can serve contemporary needs while preserving their timeless character.
AI clean energy

AI Can Accelerate The Clean Energy Transition (If We Train It To)

Artificial intelligence will either add to the burden on an already-strained electrical grid or it can help pave the way to a secure energy future, says ACEEE.
power grid

White House Launches Initiative To Boost America’s Power Grid

The initiative will bolster the U.S. power grid by accelerating improvements to its electric transmission and distribution network.
Hudson Yards, HSBC New York City

HSBC Launches New U.S. Headquarters At NYC’s Hudson Yards

Today, HSBC celebrated the opening of its new U.S. headquarters at The Spiral at Hudson Yards in New York City.
FEMA tips

FEMA Shares Preparedness Tips Ahead of Severe Storms

With more severe weather predicted after the devastating tornados in Iowa, FEMA is sharing tips to help individuals and businesses prepare.
ENERGY STAR Cities

Los Angeles, Washington, New York Top ENERGY STAR Cities List

Atlanta and San Francisco round out the top five cities for ENERGY STAR certified buildings that cut energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
University of East London

University Of East London Cuts Carbon Emissions

In the first stage of its net zero strategy, the University of East London (UEL) has reduced carbon emissions by 10 percent.
ISSA

The Cleaning Industry Voices Concern About LEED v5

Cleaning associations are raising concerns about LEED v5 to ensure the new version addresses the cleaning industry's needs and challenges.
Grange Insurance

Grange Insurance HQ Earns LEED Gold

Sustainability efforts at Grange Insurance Company's Columbus, Ohio headquarters focus on site development, water, energy, material selection, and indoor environmental quality.
2024 LEED for Cities Leadership Program

USGBC Names 2024 LEED For Cities Leadership Program Cohort

Local governments from 12 cities across the U.S. will strengthen sustainability, resilience, human health, and social equity outcomes within their communities.

Choose The Right On-Site Solar Contract For Your Facility

Partnering with a provider well-versed in the latest solar advancements ensures your investment aligns with efficiency and sustainability standards.
Sports Arena, Arena of the Future Innovation Challenge at State Farm Arena

Students Help Imagine Automated, Sustainable Sports Arena Of The Future

Atlanta Hawks and Honeywell name the winners of their inaugural Arena of the Future Innovation Challenge at State Farm Arena.
Stormwater, Clean Water Act

It’s Raining Stormwater NOVs in California

For many California industrial facilities, above average rainfall brought 60-day notices of violation from private enforcers threatening to file federal Clean Water Act complaints.

Electrification With Clean Power Is Key For Industrial Sector

U.S. manufacturing can continue its growth while cutting carbon emissions, if policymakers and utility regulators help industry electrify process heating, according to ACEEE.
Salt Lake City

Elevate Commercial Roofing Opens Green Manufacturing Facility In Utah

Built with Elevate and Holcim materials, the manufacturer’s new LEED-certified manufacturing and distribution center in Salt Lake City will expand service to customers in the West.
paint

4 Eco-Friendly Painting Tips For Commercial Buildings

There are a few environmentally-friendly strategies building owners can use when painting their buildings.
smart spaces

Six Game-Changing Trends For Smart Spaces

Six major trends tied to the growing automation of smart spaces will develop in 2024, all sharing the watchwords of “sustainable efficiency.”
Baptist Health Care Pensacola Florida

Climate-Resilient Healthcare Design: Five Key Strategies

Baptist Health Care followed these steps to fortify its new Pensacola, Florida medical campus from natural disasters.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

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Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

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This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .