Sustainability Articles

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

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Earth Day 2013: The World’s Largest Commercial Living Building, The Bullitt Center, Opens

The long-awaited grand opening of The Bullitt Center in Seattle took place on Monday, April 22, 2013—celebrating industry changing technology and innovation in Net-Zero and green...Read More...

Trendway’s Zero Waste To Landfill, BIFMA Certifications Announced

Trendway Corporation celebrates Earth Month 2103 with two significant announcements demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability....Read More...

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Energy Star Recognizes Aggregates Production Site

In Sunol, CA, Lehigh Hanson's aggregates production site is the first of its type to achieve the Energy Star Challenge for...Read More...

Picture courtesy of Torben Esbensen.

Pioneer Award For 1970s Zero-Energy Simulation Building In Denmark

From 1974 on, this building situated on the university campus on the outskirts of Copenhagen was used for simulations and measurements for the optimization of building components and building services. The findings of this project proved decisive for the development of modern energy efficient...Read More...

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Sustainable Assessment For Printers And Imaging Devices

A collaboration between UL Environment, PE INTERNATIONAL, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Dell, Lexmark, and other companies has been formed to produce consensus-based rules for understanding the environmental impact of this...Read More...

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Tips To Put Some “Spring” In The Workplace

Spring is here and that means warmer weather, blooming trees, bright flowers and…cleaning. While a good practice for offices, spring cleaning can also be a catalyst for...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Shining Light On Solar Energy Choices

Beyond the decision to implement this resource, there are several specifics to evaluate. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager....Read More...

FM Issue: Safeguarding Fire Systems

Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility...Read More...

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Four More Landscape Projects

Since June 2010, pilot projects have been testing the 2009 rating system created by dozens of the country’s leading sustainability experts, scientists, and design professionals. The diverse projects represent various types, sizes, and locations as well as budgets. Fifteen pilot projects have achieved certification to...Read More...

Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, GreenWizard Form Partnership

GreenWizard’s Product Management Workflow™ will now include level® certified furniture eligible for LEED...Read More...