Sustainability Articles

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

FM Issue: Survival Of The Fittest Building

It is possible for facility managers to drive value in any economy through energy efficiency efforts in their... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Storm Windows May Address Single Pane Woes

When a full-scale replacement is not feasible, adding secondary glazing is an... ...Read More...

Green Purchasing Trends: Awash In The Green Product Cycle

Third party certification is helping facility managers decide what products meet environmental standards in order to avoid... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Modular Building Hitting Green Stride

Historically viewed as temporary shelter, the role of these structures may be... ...Read More...

Steelcase Granted Environmental Certification For Using Responsibly Managed Forests

Steelcase, a global office environments manufacturer, was recently granted a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent third party accredited by the FSC to certify companies to its international standards. The certification highlights Steelcase’s ability to meet the FSC tracking requirements for ensuring that the materials used to develop its wood products... ...Read More...

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

NEMA has published the following reaffirmed standards for Shunt Capacitors, Typical Proximity Switch Specifications, and Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic... ...Read More...

Life Cycle Analysis From Carlisle SynTec

The roofing materials company will calculate the return on investment for a variety of roofing... ...Read More...

Guest Commentary: What to Do About Pending “Green” Legislation

The bottom line is that green building legislation is coming—and companies, their CEOs, their SVPs of Real Estate, and their facilities managers need to get ready.... ...Read More...

2008 Summer Olympics Begin Tonight

Over the next 16 days, millions of people will converge in the city of Beijing.... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Porous Paving Provides “An Out” For Stormwater

Stormwater management is an essential part of resource... ...Read More...