Sustainability Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expanded Pasadena Convention Center Pursuing LEED Silver

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