Sustainability Articles

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

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Water Conservation Trends: Sustainable Water Management

There are opportunities for facilities professionals to take an active approach to conservation...Read More...

Green Seal Introduces Standard For Specialty Cleaning Products

Green Seal Introduces Standard For Specialty Cleaning Products

With this new standard, virtually all cleaning products used in institutional and industrial settings can now be Green Seal...Read More...

Yahoo! Corporate Campus Receives LEED EBOM Gold Certification

Yahoo! Corporate Campus Receives LEED EBOM Gold Certification

Yahoo!'s 1 million square foot campus consisting of seven buildings is the first of its kind to receive LEED EBOM gold...Read More...

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial...Read More...

Guest Contributor Mike Arny

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future

This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable...Read More...

Free Whitepaper: Crossing the Sustainability Chasm: Strategies and Tactics to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Free Whitepaper: Crossing the Sustainability Chasm: Strategies and Tactics to Achieve Sustainability Goals

A recent study by Gartner, in collaboration with TRIRIGA, an IBM Company, surveyed 130 professionals responsible for the planning and implementation of sustainability initiatives across large corporations. This paper provides a thorough analysis of these survey results. Download the...Read More...

Building Code for Sustainable Construction Emphasizes Functional Resilience

Building Code for Sustainable Construction Emphasizes Functional Resilience

The PCA/IHBS ordinance provides mandatory requirements for increased resistance to natural disasters with the goal of reducing the number of destroyed buildings, protecting property, and saving human...Read More...

Tony Rankin

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as...Read More...

Furniture Trends: Green Certifications Get More Comprehensive

Furniture Trends: Green Certifications Get More Comprehensive

Changes are on the horizon for third-party green product certification...Read More...

Green Design Trends: Facility Managers As Keepers Of The Flame

Green Design Trends: Facility Managers As Keepers Of The Flame

Institutional memory is an essential component in sustainable system...Read More...