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: Construction Conservation

Sustainable By Design: Construction Conservation

Successfully executing a recycling plan for construction materials requires careful planning....Read More...

Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic Building

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...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Document Management

Services & Maintenance: Document Management

Whether files are headed for destruction or storage, a secure approach helps to ensure information doesn't fall into the wrong...Read More...

FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines

FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines

Environmentally preferable purchasing puts long-term implications into perspective....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

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....Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Hard Surface Flooring

Services & Maintenance: Hard Surface Flooring

Selection and care depend on the characteristics of a material, as well as traffic patterns in the...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: (Don’t) Beware Of The Natives

Sustainable By Design: (Don’t) Beware Of The Natives

With proper planning, outdoor landscapes featuring indigenous plants save time and money....Read More...

Green Solutions: Flooring Choices Fit The Bill

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....Read More...

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their...Read More...

Trends: 2005 In Review

Trends: 2005 In Review

From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in...Read More...