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.



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.
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.
facility resilience

From Prevention To Action: The Role Of Facilities Management In Handling Emergencies And Maintenance

This webinar will provide actionable strategies to safeguard your assets, protect lives, and ensure operational continuity.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Did You Miss Our Webinar On Learning How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities...

View the archived recording and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.

[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 .

EV Charging: What Is Advanced Load Management Technology?

Advanced load management technology is a bridge between increasing demand for EV charging and the capacity limitations of existing electrical infrastructure.