Sustainability Articles

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

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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...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Organics2Go by Wastequip

Facility managers implement this program for the collection, storage, and transport of the organic waste generated at their sites. Each program is designed based on the volume of organic waste typically...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 270-Watt-Peak Sunmodule from SolarWorld

The light-capture and energy-conversion technology platforms underlying this 270-watt solar panel combine advances in materials, process, and design to achieve the high levels of energy output....Read More...

In Phoenix, AZ (a 2011 recipient) this redesign of Grand Avenue illustrates a designated bike lane and rain gardens that collect stormwater runoff from the streets. Plants in the rain gardens are selected to be appropriate for the arid environment.

EPA Partnering With State Capitals On Green Design

Program will strengthen local economies and protect health in Frankfort, KY, Des Moines, IA, Baton Rouge, LA, Helena, MT, and Indianapolis,...Read More...

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Green Operations At National Office Furniture

Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody...Read More...