Green Building Operations

Secrets to Savings: Inside Atlanta's Better Buildings Challenge Success

One of the first cities to sign on to the Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta recently met its 20% energy savings goal two years ahead of schedule. AJ Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, discusses the challenges Atlanta faced and the public-private partnership that helped deliver results in more than 450 buildings representing over 115 million square feet.

Secrets to Savings: Inside Atlanta's Better Buildings Challenge Success

One of the first cities to sign on to the Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta recently met its 20% energy savings goal two years ahead of schedule. AJ Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, discusses the challenges Atlanta faced and the public-private partnership that helped deliver results in more than 450 buildings representing over 115 million square feet.

Top 10 States for LEED Green Building in 2019

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has unveiled its annual list of the top 10 states for LEED green building, which ranks states based on the number of LEED-certified square feet per person. Colorado topped the list for the first time in eight years. See which LEED projects helped catapult states into the list and move up their ranking.

Why Don’t More Companies Have Efficiency Targets?

Energy efficiency is good for the environment, your company’s brand and its bottom line, but few companies have set specific energy efficiency targets. BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny explores how facilities managers can turn the tide.

Why Don’t More Companies Have Efficiency Targets?

Energy efficiency is good for the environment, your company’s brand and its bottom line, but few companies have set specific energy efficiency targets. BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny explores how facilities managers can turn the tide.

Australia Bushfires and How You Can Help the Climate Crisis

In this FM Friday Buildings Podcast, associate editor Sarah Kloepple explains what scientists say is causing the unprecedented bushfires in Australia. She directs you to useful tips, how-tos and case studies, highlighting sustainable solutions that can leave a greener footprint for your building.

Australia Bushfires and How You Can Help the Climate Crisis

In this FM Friday Buildings Podcast, associate editor Sarah Kloepple explains what scientists say is causing the unprecedented bushfires in Australia. She directs you to useful tips, how-tos and case studies, highlighting sustainable solutions that can leave a greener footprint for your building.

Take Action Now to Reduce Building Carbon Emissions

The building and construction industry stands as the world’s single largest emitter of carbon emissions when accounting for both operational and embodied carbon. Address emissions in the built environment by specifying products with recycled materials that can be recycled at end of life.