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.

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity.

Green Solutions: A Second Chance For Carpet

Carpet reuse and recycling programs advance a company

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.

Sustainable By Design: Save Water While Quenching Cooling Towers

With proper infrastructure and treatment in place, reusing water can be a viable option for a facility.

Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

An old process using recent technology can change the way flooring is thought about.

Sustainable By Design: Keeping E-Waste Out Of The Landfill

Facility managers can help the environment

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Thermal energy storage is helping to reduce energy costs for one Colorado school district.

Special Report: Picking The Fluff Off A Heap

Throwing away garbage doesn't mean it will never turn up in a building again.

IAQ Trends: The Invisible Menace

Nanoparticles in the airstream can contribute to bad IAQ and health problems in facilities.

Green Solutions: Dimming The Lights

Lighting with individual controls is saving energy and money in a multi-function data center.

Sustainable By Design: A Look Into Wind Energy

With renewable energy sources gaining more attention, power from the wind is one to consider.

Green Solutions: Water Treatment An All-Around Performer

The installation of a dealkalyzer system at a manufacturing plant saves more than one million gallons of water annually.

Life Cycle Management Trends: The FM And The Environment

By incorporating life cycle assessment into buildings, facility managers can lower their environmental footprint.

Sustainable By Design: Lessons for FMs, From The Halls Of Academia

On many college campuses, facility managers and students are working together to further environmental action.

Green Solutions: Save Valuable Resources

Mike McClellan is facility/construction manager for a popular Santa Cruz, CA restaurant called The Crow's Nest. One of his primary goals is to conserve water
von Paumgartten

Professional Development: Why FMs Need To Care About Sustainability

Guest Contributor Paul von Paumgartten knows skeptics who doubt the relevance of environmental diligence may need some direction.

Holding Educational Facility Professionals To A Higher Standard

Having an edge in the complex arena of educational facilities starts with a standards program.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

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Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
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