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.



Excel Dryer workplace Expansion

Excel Dryer Creates Healthy, Sustainable Workplace Of The Future

Guided by the WELL Building Standard, Excel Dryer aimed to merge beauty, health, wellness and sustainability into its renewed workplace.
April 2024 Issue

Facility Executive April 2024 Issue

The April 2024 issue explores business continuity. Plus, fire safety, managing FM teams, ADA compliance, and more.
eclipse, NASA

Watch The Total Solar Eclipse With NASA, No Matter Where You Are

Here's how NASA is making it possible to watch Monday's total solar eclipse — safely — no matter where you are. (If you're in Irving, TX, you might also get a slice of the World's Largest Moon Pie.)
LEED v5

Have Feedback On LEED v5? Share Your Thoughts With USGBC

Next version of the LEED green building rating system will drive deep decarbonization, quality of life improvements, and ecological conservation and restoration
workforce development

April’s Free USGBC Course: Workforce Development

Each month in 2024, USGBC will offer free green building education courses. April's focus is on workforce development.
extreme weather interior design

The Built Environment: How Do Weather Events Impact Interior Design?

New research from the American Society of Interior Designers and Chemical Insights Research Institute explores the impacts of extreme weather on interior design.
Hurricane Season

AccuWeather Forecasters Predict ‘Explosive’ Hurricane Season

AccuWeather’s meteorologists believe the 2024 hurricane season has the potential to break the all-time record of 30 named storms in one season.
Prepare Your Facility For Spring

Four Steps To Prepare Your Facility For Spring

With spring 2024 expected to alternate between late snowfalls and severe weather events, your buildings must be well-prepared for a range of weather-related risks.
water features

How Water Features Promote Sustainability And Cost Efficiency

In honor of World Water Day, see how water features can foster sustainability, increase social impact, and lower operating expenses.
Renew America’s Schools

Applications Open For 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize

The DOE will award $180 million to K-12 school districts to help them lower energy use and costs, improve indoor air quality, and foster healthier learning environments.
SEC

New SEC Rules: Public Companies Must Disclose Climate Risks

This SEC ruling is the first time businesses will be held accountable for tracking their carbon footprint against specific goals.
smart building solutions

10 Smart Building Strategies

What facility managers should consider while embarking on a smart building journey.
sustainable finance

Green Building Partnership Will Unlock Sustainable Finance On Global Scale

Together, BRE, GBCA and USGBC will work to unlock the sustainable finance needed for the built environment to play its role in meeting global climate goals.
Light Pollution

Outdoor Lighting That Lessens Light Pollution

When exterior lighting is poorly selected, it contributes to light pollution that negatively affects people and the environment.
sustainability

IBM Study: Leaders Struggle To Fund Sustainability Investments

An IBM study found that while a majority of organizations recognize sustainability as important, many struggle to fund their investments.
Sustainable Office Design

A Sustainable Approach To Office Design

The integration of remanufacturing and WELL principles are poised to shape the future of office design in 2024 and beyond. 
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.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
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.

[VIDEO] Job Order Contracting: Accelerating the Projects that Matter

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