Sustainability Articles

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

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...

From Where I Sit: Doing Less Bad Is Not Doing Good

From Where I Sit: Doing Less Bad Is Not Doing Good

TFM Columnist Tim Springer wonders if sustainability is just an opportunity to be better and get recognized for...Read More...

Green Design Trends: The Road To Sustainability

Green Design Trends: The Road To Sustainability

Throughout history, cultures around the world have found methods to build and operate their structures in ways that did not threaten the surrounding natural...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Refrigerant Phase Outs

Sustainable By Design: Refrigerant Phase Outs

What options will facility professionals have as CFC and HCFC production declines?...Read More...

Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention Center

Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention Center

Convention center uses on-site power generation to produce clean energy that also reduces utility bills....Read More...

FM Issue: Choosing An Efficient Lighting System

FM Issue: Choosing An Efficient Lighting System

Employee productivity, improved energy consumption, and overall safety are just a few of the factors to benefit from carefully planned lighting....Read More...

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Green Solutions: Wind Energy Helps One Business Stay True To Its Mission

Switching to wind energy as the sole source of electricity has been a smooth transition so far for Tom’s of Maine in Sanford,...Read More...