Sustainability Articles

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

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