Sustainability Articles

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

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...

FM Issue: The Green Building Landscape

FM Issue: The Green Building Landscape

Guest Contributor Kevin Stover explains why this one aspect of the commercial real estate market continues to grow at a rapid...Read More...

Sustaining Initiative

Sustaining Initiative

The Second Annual SustainIU initiative at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University kicks off...Read More...

NSF 140 Guidance Manual Published

NSF 140 Guidance Manual Published

The guidebook is designed to make it easier to use NSF 140 and to establish consistency in the data collection and documentation required for...Read More...