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.

Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window Film

Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window Film

Those products with solar control properties can help to keep out unwanted...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Keeping Mold Away With Moisture Control

Sustainable By Design: Keeping Mold Away With Moisture Control

Measures taken during the construction and operations stages will help minimize this threat to healthy indoor air...Read More...

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Sustainable By Design: Outdoor Lighting – Brighter Not Always Better

Regulations on the amount, quality, and type of exterior illumination for buildings are increasingly relevant for facility managers....Read More...

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders, do facility managers really have to make a choice when trying to reconcile budgets with sustainability...Read More...

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...