Category: Green Building

Renovating Your Facility? Make Sure to Use Sustainable Materials

Renovating a facility is an exciting time filled with endless possibilities. But before you start tearing down walls and buying new furniture, there’s one important factor you need to consider: sustainability. Nowadays, more and more businesses are incorporating sustainable practices into their operations. And for good reason—sustainable business practices are good for the environment, good […]

Building Industry ‘Steps Up’ to Tackle Climate Change in COP27 Pledge to Global Leaders

Twenty-five of the world’s leading building industry organizations, including ASHRAE and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), have issued a joint statement to government representatives attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). Titled “Building Industry Steps Up to Address Climate Change,” the statement serves as a pledge from the signatories that they will […]

Webinar Watch: Healthy Building Strategies – Putting Sustainability and People First

Learn how to lower costs, improve sustainability and productivity, and raise the bar on occupant satisfaction at Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE webinar that will explore healthy building strategies. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Webinar | Healthy Building […]

SEC and EPA: Climate Disclosure Regulations and Programs

In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received $5 million from Congress under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for programs to boost voluntary corporate climate reporting while the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ramps up for legal battles regarding its upcoming mandatory climate change reporting rules. To report or not to report Many […]

Why Designing Buildings for Reconstruction and Reuse Is More Important than Ever

Historically, construction projects have often come at the detriment of the environment. Not only does the industry rely on removing raw materials from the earth, but there are so many other environmental factors to consider, from the generation of waste to the polluting nature of the machinery and transportation. These impacts have been felt on […]

Sports and Entertainment Venues Launch ‘GOAL’ Sustainability Program

Major industry stakeholders have partnered to launch a new sustainability program for arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and other types of public assembly venues in the sports and entertainment industry. Founding partners of the Green Operations & Advanced Leadership (GOAL) program include Oak View Group, the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, Fenway Sports Group, and […]

3 Ways Investing in EV Infrastructure Can Improve a Commercial Facility

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. If you’re thinking about investing in EV infrastructure for your commercial facility, there are several ways it can benefit you. Not only are EVs better for the environment, but they can also save you a lot of money in the long run. […]

California Bans Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

On Aug. 25, California regulators approved the Advanced Clean Cars II rule requiring that, by 2035, 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in California must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the “nation-leading” regulation realizes and codifies the light-duty vehicle goals set […]

Inflation Reduction Act Has Historic Climate and Energy Investments

On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), a comprehensive package that includes nearly $370 billion in historic climate and energy investments. “The Inflation Reduction Act invests $369 billion to take the most aggressive action ever—ever, ever, ever—in confronting the climate crisis,” said Biden. U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Biden Admin. Launches $225M Program to Advance Energy-Efficient Building Codes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to provide $225 million for states and local governments to expand the implementation of the latest building energy codes and support the development of buildings that use less energy. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Building Energy Codes: Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation […]