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.

WinCup Biodegradable Straws at Yankee Stadium

WinCup Biodegradable Straws at Yankee Stadium

The introduction of the phade® biodegradable straw at Yankee Stadium will further the venue’s globally recognized sustainability initiatives.
California irrigation

California Calls For Ban On Irrigating “Non Functional” Turfgrass

Drought measure would only apply to turfgrass adjacent to large industrial and commercial buildings.
LEED for Cities

15 Local Governments Join LEED For Cities Leadership Program

USGBC program brings local governments together to support LEED for Cities certification efforts with peer-to-peer networking opportunities, technical assistance, and access to educational resources.
Industrial Heat Pumps

Industrial Heat Pumps Offer A Path To Energy Security

ACEEE's Industrial Program Director discusses how industrial heat pumps (IHP) offer a compelling path to greater electrification and energy security.

New Waste Handling Facility At UC Santa Cruz Light On The Land

Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, the facility includes labs, temporary storage, offices, and support space to serve the increased requirements for hazardous material handling on campus.
T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price Celebrates 85th Anniversary With New Headquarters

Investment management firm T. Rowe Price will pursue LEED Platinum and Fitwel three-star certifications for its new global headquarters in Baltimore.
net-zero energy

Easing The Pathway Towards A Net-Zero Energy School

Opened in 2021, Fales Elementary in Westborough, MA is projected to generate 11.6% more on-site energy annually than required to operate the all-electric school.
concrete floor

Bona Commercial System® Concrete Floor Solution Introduced

This GREENGUARD certified product line from Bona US is designed to revitalize concrete floors in commercial facilities.
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing solar

Solar Panel Installation Supports Manufacturer’s Green Energy Goals

Preferred Utilities Manufacturing demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by using solar power and clean-burning renewable fuel.
ENERGY STAR Certified Manufacturing Plants

EPA Names 2021’s Most Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Plants

The 93 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2021 prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Mitrex Solar Brick

Solar Brick Building Facade From Mitrex

Mitrex Solar Brick provides building-integrated solar products to the construction industry that generate energy without sacrificing aesthetics
Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems

DOE Seeks Input On Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Solar building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems offer other ways to site solar technologies on buildings, such as integrating solar modules into a roof or building facade.
Cuisine Solutions

San Antonio Sous Vide Processing Facility Earns LEED Certification

Cuisine Solutions Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of sous vide foods, has received their LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for their processing facility located in San Antonio, TX.
poor indoor air quality

Poor IAQ Makes People Anxious

Nearly three-quarters of North Americans feel anxious when entering public spaces with poor indoor air quality, according to new research.
Newark Board of Education

Newark Schools Carry Out Award-Winning Sustainability Initiative

Improvements including solar photovoltaic arrays, updated controls, LED lighting retrofits and water conservation solutions will reduce usage by approximately 30%.
recycling

Recycling Takes New Direction

A nationwide revamp of the recycling infrastructure led by the U.S. EPA moves downstream to facilities.
climate challenge

Energy Secretary Announces Better Climate Challenge, 90 Inaugural Partners

Partners in the DOE Better Climate Challenge include IKEA, Hilton, Harley-Davidson, the Cleveland Clinic, and the State of Maryland.
pollinator garden

GROWMARK Pollinator Garden Program In 7th Year

The IL-based ag cooperative will provide the seed and signage for the group with the winning entry to transform a park, school, or other public place into a pollinator garden.
net-zero energy

New York Bakery Goes Net-Zero Energy

Bread Alone, a Certified Climate Neutral company, has installed a 366kW on-site solar array to power its 8,000 square foot facility in the Catskill Mountains region.
Toter EVR-Green 100% recycled cart body

EVR-Green Durable and Sustainable Cart by Toter

Toter introduces EVR-Green™, the waste industry’s first 100%-recycled cart body, pairing end-to-end sustainability with ultimate durability.

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