Sustainability Articles

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

Steelcase Granted Environmental Certification For Using Responsibly Managed Forests

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...Read More...

NEMA Publishes Reaffirmed Standards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable By Design: When Specifying Insulation, What Should You Know

Sustainable By Design: When Specifying Insulation, What Should You Know

While insulation is just one part of the building envelope package, knowing this performance characteristic can help in decision making....Read More...

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the...Read More...

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...