Sustainability Articles

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

Earth Day 2014

Strategic Tips For Ensuring Year-Round Earth Day Benefits

With Earth Day approaching, here are several tips for avoiding costly and timely challenges related to the industry’s latest green building... ...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Sustaining A LEED Rating

Are LEED ratings sustainable and are the policies worth... ...Read More...

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City Of Toronto Mandates CIMS

The City of Toronto will now require CIMS/CIMS-GB certification for all future custodial... ...Read More...

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Focus On: Plumbing & Water Conservation

In this web exclusive product focus, the editors present several of the latest introductions to the market.... ...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Tremcode from Tremco Roofing

This app provides up-to-the-minute information on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), facilitating material selection for roofing... ...Read More...

The City of Philadelphia stepped up its composting efforts during its city marathon in November 2012. (Photo: SCA.)

Services & Maintenance: Composting Programs

Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to... ...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Find Carpets with Antron from INVISTA

This online tool helps facility managers narrow down carpet choices quickly, filtering by mill name, fiber type, scale, pattern, face weight, and... ...Read More...

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National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Three Landscape Projects

The new projects join 23 others across the country that have achieved certification since June 2010 as SITES pilot projects. These diverse projects represent landscapes of various sizes, locations, types, and... ...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Terra 53 DC Fast Charger from ABB

Featuring SAE combo functionality, this addition to the company's DC fast charging family of products speeds up the process for electric vehicle... ...Read More...

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Greening Of The Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly... ...Read More...