Environment Articles

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.

Sloan Valve Receives Cradle to Cradle Certification

Sloan Valve Receives Cradle to Cradle Certification

Sloan Valve Company has become the first plumbing company in the world to receive the Cradle to Cradle Design certification for its products. MBDC, the product process and design firm that evaluates companies and their products based on their “eco-effectiveness,” certified two Sloan plumbing products for silver level status: the Uppercut dual flush flushometer and the Royal model 111 manual flushometer....Read More...

Guide For Businesses Available From EPA

Guide For Businesses Available From EPA

Developed in consultation with Businesses for Social Responsibility (BSR), the publication focuses on partnership programs from the EPA. “A Business Guide to U.S. EPA Climate Partnership Programs” features profiles on 35 EPA climate-change related partnership programs, as well as a table designed to assist companies find the programs most appropriate for their industry and business objectives. Each...Read More...

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the...Read More...

From Where I Sit: How Does Your Garden Grow?

From Where I Sit: How Does Your Garden Grow?

The end of a long, dreary winter has TFM Columnist Dr. Tim Springer in an agricultural...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Building Exteriors That Clean Themselves?

Sustainable By Design: Building Exteriors That Clean Themselves?

Titanium dioxide is being used to reduce maintenance...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Record Year In 2007 For Energy Star Facilities

Sustainable By Design: Record Year In 2007 For Energy Star Facilities

Among those joining the list was JCPenney, the first big box retailer to earn the designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

No matter the facility, the "3Rs" can serve as a universal guideline for conserving...Read More...

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

This Q&A with Peter Whiteman illustrates how new chillers provide an energy efficient solution for a healthcare facility in Saskatchewan,...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Sustainable Carpet

The new NSF 140-2007 Standard will help facility managers ensure the best product for their...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Landscape Architects Put Green Roof To Test

Sustainable By Design: Landscape Architects Put Green Roof To Test

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is monitoring the performance of a green roof on its headquarters...Read More...