Tag: Waste Management

Top 10 Earth Day Must-Reads for Facilities Managers

Unless Elon Musk stops messing around with Twitter and gets us to Mars, Earth is our only home for the foreseeable future. That means we’ve got to take good care of the planet and conserve its finite natural resources. It’s also why sustainability is a hot topic all year long and why facilities managers are […]

Obtaining Sustainable Waste Reduction in Facilities

In 2018, the United States generated 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), which is the trash created by homes, businesses, and institutions. While 32% was recycled or composted, Americans still have a long way to go in improving waste reduction and reducing our impact on the environment. As a facilities manager, you have […]

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Report Ranks Top 50 Green Colleges Amid Rising Student Demand

Is your school green enough to attract eco-conscious students? The Princeton Review released the 2024 edition of its annual Guide to Green Colleges—an online resource the company has published since 2010 for college applicants wanting to attend schools that foster a culture of environmental responsibility. Based primarily on the company’s surveys of administrators at 683 colleges […]

U.S. Green Building Council’s HQ Achieves Triple Platinum Certification

Triple-platinum status isn’t just for rock stars and rappers anymore! The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a prestigious triple Platinum certification in LEED, TRUE, and WELL. This trio of certifications reflects USGBC’s commitment to healthy, productive, sustainable, and responsible work environments. The new headquarters, which also houses Green Business Certification […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of September 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. Messi Mania in Miami Want to attract global attention to your American soccer team and build a massive sports complex? Just get yourself one of the world’s best players! When Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami CF signed […]

D.C. Convention Center Earns LEED Green Building Certification

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, a 2.3 million square-foot facility in Washington, D.C., has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The convention center achieved LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in […]

4 Ways to Make Your Facility More Sustainable

Changing consumer attitudes are giving the concept of “sustainability” its day in the sun. Seventy-eight percent of Americans make a “sustainable lifestyle” a priority, while 60% factor it into their purchasing decisions. One-third are even willing to pay more for it. Unsurprisingly, businesses have taken notice. A majority of CEOs agree that sustainability is essential […]

Allegiant Stadium and Las Vegas Raiders Celebrate LEED Gold Certification

Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, announced it has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most widely used green building rating system and is an international symbol of excellence. Allegiant Stadium is now one of seven NFL […]

Faces of Facilities: Carla Gonzalez from ESFM

With two years of experience in facilities management, Carla Gonzalez is relatively new to the industry. But she is already a strong leader, loves her job, and plays a major role in sustainability. Gonzalez is an operations manager at ESFM, the corporate integrated facilities management division of Compass Group USA. The company provides FM services […]

Earth Day 2023: Five Ways to Make Your Facilities More Sustainable

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 […]