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: Solar Photovoltaics

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar...Read More...

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available....Read More...

Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred Maintenance

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....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power

Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power

Implementing combined heat and power systems can help reduce facility energy...Read More...

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

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

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

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....Read More...

Green Solutions: A Second Chance For Carpet

Green Solutions: A Second Chance For Carpet

Carpet reuse and recycling programs advance a...Read More...

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

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

Sustainable By Design: Save Water While Quenching Cooling Towers

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....Read More...

Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

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