Sustainability Articles

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

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

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

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

FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines

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

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

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

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

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

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...

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar...Read More...

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available....Read More...