Sustainability Articles

LEED, sustainable design, Greenwashing, Green Globes, and other sustainable facility management concepts are included in this section.

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Workplace Trends Report: 12 Key Issues and Solutions for Business Leaders

Report identifies leading marketplace indicators focusing key people and community centric workplace practices that create competitive advantage for organizations and value for employees. It also stresses how facilities management is essentially now a strategy and not just a tactic, or worse yet, an...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Daylight Modeling from Kalwall

This online simulation tool enables facility managers to view the impact of proposed daylighting designs before construction, while also having the option of viewing "what if"...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: EV Infrastructure

As the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles slowly gains ground, some facility managers are installing charging stations for this mode of...Read More...

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LEED Case Study: Front And Center

A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Accentuate The Positive, Eliminate The Negative

One innovative and mobile app enabled device could provide a place for people to relieve themselves outside while turning a nuisance (public urination) into a nutrient for hungry bamboo...Read More...

FM Frequency: Green Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

FM Frequency: Green Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Any effort to increase sustainability is positive, unless it’s not. What defines sustainability for an organization depends on a variety of factors....Read More...

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Water Conservation and Treatment Trends: Where Blue Meets Green

Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption....Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Play The Game And Save The Planet!

Imagine if you had the power to make the world a better place…how would you do it? Would you discover new ideas by playing a board game based on the concept of...Read More...

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Report Shows U.S. Firms Closing Gap In Carbon Reporting And Performance

There has been an upward trend in U.S. companies integrating sustainability agenda in larger business strategy according to the latest report from the Carbon Disclosure...Read More...

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FM Issue: Access To Data: Anytime, Anywhere

Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized....Read More...