Sustainability Articles

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

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

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

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...

Green Solutions: Energy Performance Contracts & Deferred Maintenance

Faced with tight budgets, the utilities manager at an Illinois public university found these contracts would help further his goal to increase systems efficiency.... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Double Duty: Combined Heat And Power

Implementing combined heat and power systems can help reduce facility energy... ...Read More...

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity.... ...Read More...

Green Solutions: A Second Chance For Carpet

Carpet reuse and recycling programs advance a... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Save Water While Quenching Cooling Towers

With proper infrastructure and treatment in place, reusing water can be a viable option for a facility.... ...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Keeping E-Waste Out Of The Landfill

Facility managers can help the... ...Read More...