Sustainability Articles

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

Sustainable By Design: Energy Efficient LEDs Show Promise

This lighting source is making inroads in practical building installations.... ...Read More...

Green Solutions: Hybrid Chiller Plant Meets The Needs Of An Evolving Building

The State of Massachusetts saves money on energy bills through a creative approach to HVAC system... ...Read More...

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TFM Show Bonus Article: Green Around The Globe

Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world.... ...Read More...

Green Solutions: Energy From The Earth Heats And Cools A Historic Building

When the time came to overhaul its approach to heating and cooling, the City of Auburn, NY found success with a geothermal... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Document Management

Whether files are headed for destruction or storage, a secure approach helps to ensure information doesn't fall into the wrong... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines

Environmentally preferable purchasing puts long-term implications into perspective.... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future.... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Hard Surface Flooring

Selection and care depend on the characteristics of a material, as well as traffic patterns in the... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: (Don’t) Beware Of The Natives

With proper planning, outdoor landscapes featuring indigenous plants save time and money.... ...Read More...

Green Solutions: Flooring Choices Fit The Bill

In looking for flooring products to meet both IAQ and maintenance needs, Kaiser Permanente's manager of strategic sourcing and technology oversaw pilot projects to help determine the best fit.... ...Read More...