Many employers across the country are wondering about return-to-office rates, how they can encourage workers to come back to the office, and how to improve the sustainability of their workplaces. Facilities Management Advisor recently held a webinar called “Is Your Water Cooler the Key to Workplace Happiness? A Conversation with Bevi CEO Sean Grundy” to […]
Earth Day 2023, which is being celebrated on Saturday, April 22, has a theme of “Invest in Our Planet.” To participate, facilities management professionals should consider ways to invest in making their facilities more environmentally friendly. Sustainability often benefits not only the planet, but also the bottom line. Here are five ways to make facilities […]
With recession concerns and rising costs squeezing margins for many employers, 84% of CEOs in a recent KPMG survey said that they had cut or were considering cutting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs. Now, a new survey from Esker suggests that such measures may be short-sighted, as an employer’s demonstrated commitment to sustainability has become essential to many […]
With Super Bowl LVII less than a month away, the City of Phoenix said it stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the “greenest Super Bowl events yet.” By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) definition of […]
The future of construction revolves around sustainability and long-lasting materials. This prevents waste and allows for the reuse of materials. In general, construction is extremely damaging to the environment, with the construction industry contributing to over 50% of landfill waste. It is important to work with your climate to build a sustainable facility that features […]
In Part 1, we looked at the benefits of implementing an EPP policy and discussed how to get started prioritizing what you want to include in an EPP. As the champion of an EPP in your facility, your input will be crucial in the construction of your facility’s EPP. Today, we’ll present specific recommendations of […]
Water conservation technology of today goes far beyond low-flow appliances and fixtures. Many buildings are now being constructed with onsite non-potable water reuse systems (ONWS). These systems allow wastewater from the building or water collected on property from precipitation to be stored, treated, and reused for purposes like toilet flushing and irrigation.