Sustainability Articles

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

Facility Fix: Chemical Free Water Treatment

Facility Fix: Chemical Free Water Treatment

With conservation at the heart of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, Brad Popovich was searching for a way to eliminate waste and save on energy costs. The system he found accomplished both...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window Film

Sustainable By Design: Saving Energy With Window Film

Those products with solar control properties can help to keep out unwanted...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Keeping Mold Away With Moisture Control

Sustainable By Design: Keeping Mold Away With Moisture Control

Measures taken during the construction and operations stages will help minimize this threat to healthy indoor air...Read More...

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders, do facility managers really have to make a choice when trying to reconcile budgets with sustainability...Read More...

Reducing Cooling Loads With External Shading

Reducing Cooling Loads With External Shading

With the proper approach, the use of shading devices on the exterior of a new or existing building can save on energy use....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Make A Splash…Green Your Rest Rooms

Sustainable By Design: Make A Splash…Green Your Rest Rooms

Specifying more environmentally friendly paper products is one step toward sustainable practices....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was On

Sustainable By Design: When The Heat Was On

This month, guest columnist Michael Gordon writes about how energy consumers in New York City were able to curtail their electric usage this past summer during periods of record demand. As participants in the...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Green Globes To Seek Certification As An ANSI Standard

Sustainable By Design: Green Globes To Seek Certification As An ANSI Standard

Introduced to the U.S. market from Canada in 2004, this building rating system may be a good fit for some sustainable projects....Read More...

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

A warehousing operation in California decided to implement solar power at its two...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Setting A Timetable: The 2030 Challenge

Sustainable By Design: Setting A Timetable: The 2030 Challenge

A new initiative to reduce the use of fossil fuel energy has been adopted by mayors across the U.S.A. with municipal assets first on the list....Read More...