Sustainability Articles

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

Sustainable By Design: Building Exteriors That Clean Themselves?

Sustainable By Design: Building Exteriors That Clean Themselves?

Titanium dioxide is being used to reduce maintenance...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Record Year In 2007 For Energy Star Facilities

Sustainable By Design: Record Year In 2007 For Energy Star Facilities

Among those joining the list was JCPenney, the first big box retailer to earn the designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

No matter the facility, the "3Rs" can serve as a universal guideline for conserving...Read More...

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

This Q&A with Peter Whiteman illustrates how new chillers provide an energy efficient solution for a healthcare facility in Saskatchewan,...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Sustainable Carpet

The new NSF 140-2007 Standard will help facility managers ensure the best product for their...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Landscape Architects Put Green Roof To Test

Sustainable By Design: Landscape Architects Put Green Roof To Test

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is monitoring the performance of a green roof on its headquarters...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Reducing Waste, Coming And Going

Sustainable By Design: Reducing Waste, Coming And Going

Conscientious manufacturers are cutting back on shipping materials to trim waste for...Read More...

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Heating And Cooling Sourced From The Earth

Sustainable By Design: Heating And Cooling Sourced From The Earth

In 2005, renewable sources provided 7% of the energy consumed in the U.S., according to the EIA; geothermal energy made up just 5% of that figure....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Biomimicry proves that imitation is the highest form of flattery. After all, millions of species can't be...Read More...