Sustainability Articles

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

web exclusive

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Will LED Lighting Work For You?

Considering certain product features and performance is an integral part of the evaluation... ...Read More...

Smithart

The HVAC Factor: Spiral Round Ductwork

As an alternative to rectangular ducting, this approach is a more efficient delivery system when conditions are suitable. From the August 2013 issue.... ...Read More...

Photo: Finn O'Hara/Getty Images

Manufacturing Case Study: At A Swift Pace

A manufacturing plant in Welland, Ontario was renovated and expanded to deliver timely production. From the August 2013... ...Read More...

web exclusive

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Clean Green While Keeping Labor Costs In Check

Simply targeting the least expensive product options is a potential lost opportunity for long-term cost efficiency and... ...Read More...

new product flash

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SkyVault Series M74 DS from Solatube

Designed for high bay commercial facility applications, this tubular daylighting device features a 29" diameter... ...Read More...

Photo: Siplast.com

FM Issue: Cool Down

Facility factors, such as roof slope and climate, impact the benefit of reflective roofs. From the August 2013... ...Read More...

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Eight New Landscape Projects

SITES™ is a voluntary, national rating system and set of performance benchmarks that applies to sites with or without... ...Read More...

Construction of this new facility was completely supported by state funds that were earmarked to be used only for construction, equipment, and furniture for the building. (Photo: Mt. San Jacinto College.)

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof

A new complex on a community college campus in Menifee, CA was built to last. From the July 2013... ...Read More...

Latest AASHE Report Reveals Significant Growth In Campus Sustainability Staff Positions

Half of all 2012 survey respondents are in sustainability oriented jobs created or upgraded since... ...Read More...

Anthony Leo (Photo: Al Ferreira Photography)

Renewable Energy: Combined Heat And Power With Fuel Cells

Carbonate technology provides one option for on-site power, thermal management. From the July 2013 issue.... ...Read More...