Sustainability Articles

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

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Ultimately Green

Services & Maintenance: Ultimately Green

Refurbishing furniture is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to shrink a facility's...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does this 19th century writer have to do with...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Water: Put It Aside For A Non-Rainy Day

Sustainable By Design: Water: Put It Aside For A Non-Rainy Day

As demand for this natural resource continues to increase, facilities might consider rainwater harvesting to ensure...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Existing Buildings In Cities Focus Of New Program

Sustainable By Design: Existing Buildings In Cities Focus Of New Program

The Clinton Climate Initiative Is working with locations around the world to increase energy...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Careful lamp disposal methods can help keep harmful mercury out of the...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

Sustainable By Design: Buying Renewable Energy Certificates

While one size does not fit all facilities, this energy purchase strategy can be beneficial for...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: LEED-EB Changes On The Horizon

Sustainable By Design: LEED-EB Changes On The Horizon

The USGBC's rating system for existing buildings is getting a major...Read More...

Professional Development: In The Good Old Summertime

Professional Development: In The Good Old Summertime

Contributor Larry Wash explains, as temps climb, fms can ensure high performance and lower energy...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Financial Aid Available For Renewable Energy

Sustainable By Design: Financial Aid Available For Renewable Energy

Budget restrictions shouldn't curtail consumption control...Read More...