Green Design Trends: The Road To Sustainability
Throughout history, cultures around the world have found methods to build and operate their structures in ways that did not threaten the surrounding natural environments.
Sustainable By Design: Refrigerant Phase Outs
What options will facility professionals have as CFC and HCFC production declines?
Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention Center
Convention center uses on-site power generation to produce clean energy that also reduces utility bills.
FM Issue: Choosing An Efficient Lighting System
Employee productivity, improved energy consumption, and overall safety are just a few of the factors to benefit from carefully planned lighting.
Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission
Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford, ME.
Sustainable By Design: Energy Efficient LEDs Show Promise
This lighting source is making inroads in practical building installations.
Directions: Asbestos In The Building
Facility managers can protect occupant health by requiring proper management of this material.
Green Solutions: Hybrid Chiller Plant Meets The Needs Of An Evolving Building
The State of Massachusetts saves money on energy bills through a creative approach to HVAC system improvements.
TFM Show Bonus Article: Green Around The Globe
Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world.
Sustainable By Design: Construction Conservation
Successfully executing a recycling plan for construction materials requires careful planning.
Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic Building
When the time came to overhaul its approach to heating and cooling, the City of Auburn, NY found success with a geothermal system.
FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines
Environmentally preferable purchasing puts long-term implications into perspective.
Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer
A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future.
Sustainable By Design: (Don’t) Beware Of The Natives
With proper planning, outdoor landscapes featuring indigenous plants save time and money.
Green Solutions: Flooring Choices Fit The Bill
In looking for flooring products to meet both IAQ and maintenance needs, Kaiser Permanente's manager of strategic sourcing and technology oversaw pilot projects to help determine the best fit.
HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC
By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their facilities
Trends: 2005 In Review
From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in 2006.
Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics
Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar photovoltaics.
Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred Maintenance
Faced with tight budgets, the utilities manager at an Illinois public university found these contracts would help further his goal to increase systems efficiency.
Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power
Implementing combined heat and power systems can help reduce facility energy costs.