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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...