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: 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...

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Renewable Energy: How Low Can You Go?

A net zero energy facility, or close to it, can be a reality for an increasing number of organizations. A recent report on the state of zero energy buildings explores the mainstream potential of this...Read More...

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Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic...Read More...

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Across The Board

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Across The Board

A global headquarters campus in Glendale, WI undergoes a major overhaul including an expansion that employed technology and sustainability to move operations to the next...Read More...