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.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles Facilities Recertified To ISO 20121

First certified in 2018, the organization embraces this event-focused ISO standard in pursuit of the “triple bottom line” of sustainability — economic, environmental, and social impacts.
commercial real estate and sustainability

Sustainability And Commercial Real Estate: Four Predictions For 2022

Cortex Sustainability Intelligence has released its official report detailing four pressing predictions for sustainability in commercial real estate in 2022.
February 2022 Issue

Facility Executive: February 2022 Issue

The February 2022 issue focuses on forward-thinking facilities, compliance, and roofing. Plus. waste management and office design.
White House Buy Clean Task Force

Biden-Harris Administration Introduces Low-Carbon Construction Initiative

The White House's new Buy Clean Task Force will focus on using U.S.-made, low-carbon materials in federal construction projects.
sustainable straws

WinCup Joins Green Sports Alliance As Official Program Partner

A growing number of professional sports teams and venues have selected the company's phade® sustainable straw as their exclusive straw.
facility data

Harness Facility Data Toward Energy And Sustainability Goals

Facilities teams are prioritizing infrastructure and asset upgrades while also future-proofing for long-term sustainability.

EPA Highlights WasteWise Awards Winners For 2021 and 2020

National WasteWise Award winners for 2021 and 2020 prevented and diverted close to 408,000 tons of waste from landfill or incinerator, avoiding over $22.5 million in landfill costs.
green building

U.S. Green Building Council Ranks Its Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

The leading state on the list certified 3.16 square feet of building space per person under LEED in 2021.
Enlivant Retirement & Assisted Living Facility WELL Health-Safety Rating

Enlivant Is First Senior Living Provider To Earn WELL Health-Safety Rating

Enlivant has become the first senior living provider to earn the Facility Operations and Management rating for all 215 of its senior living communities.
ULI Sustainability Real Estate

$10M Donation To ULI Will Help Promote Sustainability In Real Estate

Real estate executive Randall Lewis' donation—the largest in Urban Land Institute history—will support efforts to make the built environment more sustainable.
Real estate industry Sustainability

Real Estate Industry Explores The Year Ahead In Sustainability

To create a more sustainable future for the built environment, the real estate industry needs unified leadership and collaboration.
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Cooling Features Honeywell Low-GWP Refrigerant

The installation, which uses Honeywell's Solstice® ze (R-1234ze) refrigerant, provides the tower's west pillar with an energy efficient and cost-effective solution.
Design Competition

Design Competition Announces 2022 High School Programs

New high school workshop invites passionate students to solve “wicked problems” with whole-systems design thinking, sustainability, and the circular economy.
Alamo Colleges, Texas

Planning For Winter Storms

The Alamo Colleges District, serving the Greater San Antonio metro area, builds facility resiliency after 2021 winter storm and power grid failure.
December 2021 Issue

Facility Executive: December 2021 Issue

The December 2021 issue focuses on HVAC systems, including IAQ, cooling, and equipment. Plus safety, sustainability, and FM Solutions 2022.
materials database

New Tool Guides Sustainable Building Design, Construction

Materials database, developed by Northwestern University and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), covers durability and environmental properties of more than 50 building materials
climate transportation

Lagging Transportation Initiatives Hold Back Cities’ Climate Efforts

Most large U.S. cities have yet to institute strong policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, finds new ACEEE report.
Kentucky tornado

OSHA Offers Tornado Preparedness, Response Guidance

In the wake of a deadly tornado outbreak across eight states, OSHA's Tornado Response and Recovery webpage offers tips to keep workers safe.
ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY Achieves More Than 150 GreenCircle Certifications

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions has achieved a new milestone with over 150 GreenCircle certifications for products and/or manufacturing sites.
Urban Land Institute ULI

Urban Land Institute Leaders Donate $17M To ULI Chair’s Fund

Donors envision fund becoming the equivalent of the unrestricted endowments that major universities rely upon to innovate and expand their programs.

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