Sustainability Articles

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

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...

Services & Maintenance: Energy Measurement And Verification

Services & Maintenance: Energy Measurement And Verification

Contributor John Schinter discusses how facility management professionals can track and use their...Read More...

Expanded Pasadena Convention Center Pursuing LEED Silver

Expanded Pasadena Convention Center Pursuing LEED Silver

The expanded facility opened on March 1, 2009, six weeks ahead of...Read More...

Pizza Fusion Unveils World’s First LEED® Certified Pizzeria

Pizza Fusion Unveils World’s First LEED® Certified Pizzeria

Pizza Fusion was recently awarded Gold and Silver certifications by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its first two restaurants built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications in Palm Beach Gardens and Weston, Florida. This recognition makes Pizza Fusion the first LEED certified pizzeria in the...Read More...

New Product Flash: Bamboo Tiles From pinta acoustic, inc.

New Product Flash: Bamboo Tiles From pinta acoustic, inc.

pinta acoustic, inc. (formerly illbruck acoustic) offers bamboo tiles as part of its BIOLINE Wood Ceiling Tile product...Read More...

Award Launched To Recognize FM Green Actions

Award Launched To Recognize FM Green Actions

Zeftron nylon is sponsoring its first annual Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Services & Maintenance: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Contributor Steve Yellen writes about how the interconnection of facility and technology concerns in this space require a comprehensive...Read More...

Starbucks Opens LEED® Certified Coffee Roasting Plant

Starbucks Opens LEED® Certified Coffee Roasting Plant

Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced the opening of its state-of-the-art roasting plant located in Calhoun County in central South Carolina. The facility employs 100 full-time Starbucks partners (employees) and supplies coffee to the company’s southeastern U.S. stores. The facility is also is an example of the company’s global commitment to green design and has been awarded LEED Silver certification for...Read More...