Sustainability Articles

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

College Athletic Departments Playing Catch-up on Sustainability

College Athletic Departments Playing Catch-up on Sustainability

New report shows that the commitment to sustainability is lower among athletic departments than compared to their institutions as a whole and to professional sports...Read More...

Sears Tower Going Greener

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Avoiding The Landfill

Services & Maintenance: Avoiding The Landfill

Contributor Walt Munroe addresses how reuse and recycling are among the disposal strategies for surplus...Read More...

The Greening of the Data Center

The Greening of the Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly...Read More...

Cities Sought For Lighting System Trial

Cities Sought For Lighting System Trial

Eco Alternative Solutions, LLC is seeking 25 locales to participate in a 90-day trial of its solar powered LED street light...Read More...

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

In what amounts to a “green” diplomatic effort, the U.S. Embassy in Panama is the second American Embassy built to meet the energy and environmental standards established by the...Read More...

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, and the International Facility Management Association will release the results of the third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) on May 6 at 10 a.m. (CST) via...Read More...

The State Of Solar Photovoltaics

The State Of Solar Photovoltaics

Two recently released reports examine the growth of this market for...Read More...

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

The survey found that overwhelmingly, almost 70% of the Americans surveyed say they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen...Read More...

Partnership For Greening Hotel Housekeeping

Partnership For Greening Hotel Housekeeping

The American Hotel & Lodging Association and the International Executive Housekeepers Association are working to increase...Read More...