Sustainability Articles

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...