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.

Reducing Cooling Loads With External Shading

Reducing Cooling Loads With External Shading

With the proper approach, the use of shading devices on the exterior of a new or existing building can save on energy use....Read More...

Professional Development: Green Risk Management

Professional Development: Green Risk Management

Guest Contributors Stephen Bushnell and Mark Oldham stress how sustainable design has distinct insurance...Read More...

Green Trends: A Time Of Bold Opportunity

Green Trends: A Time Of Bold Opportunity

With green issues coming to the forefront, it is time for facility managers to make changes in existing buildings and carefully plan new...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Make A Splash…Green Your Rest Rooms

Sustainable By Design: Make A Splash…Green Your Rest Rooms

Specifying more environmentally friendly paper products is one step toward sustainable practices....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was On

Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was On

This month, guest columnist Michael Gordon writes about how energy consumers in New York City were able to curtail their electric usage this past summer during periods of record demand. As participants in the...Read More...

Directions: Best Practices And Lessons Learned

Directions: Best Practices And Lessons Learned

What is the general feeling in the industry 11 months after Katrina and...Read More...

FM Issue: Green Extremes

FM Issue: Green Extremes

This past April, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), headquartered in Washington, DC, dedicated its state of the art green...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Green Globes To Seek Certification As An ANSI Standard

Sustainable By Design: Green Globes To Seek Certification As An ANSI Standard

Introduced to the U.S. market from Canada in 2004, this building rating system may be a good fit for some sustainable projects....Read More...

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

A warehousing operation in California decided to implement solar power at its two...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Setting A Timetable: The 2030 Challenge

Sustainable By Design: Setting A Timetable: The 2030 Challenge

A new initiative to reduce the use of fossil fuel energy has been adopted by mayors across the U.S.A. with municipal assets first on the list....Read More...