FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — August 3, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — August 3, 2017

This Sustainability newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers sustainability news from June 29 through August 2, 2017.


Eliminating and preventing scale in your cooling water systems (White Papers » Innovative Polymers Pte Ltd)
Chemical-free approach to saving energy and water while reducing scale in cooling water systems

Find out this year’s “greenest” cities from CBRE. Are benchmarking ordinances giving them a boost? (Surveys and Trends)

Tenant Sustainability Guides – A virtually no-cost way to reduce your building’s environmental impact (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

The TBL (Triple Bottom Line) of restroom hygiene (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Decisions about the restroom that can affect People, Planet and Profit

How can you manage resources to benefit both your organization and the environment? See BSI’s ground-breaking standard (Products and Services » Publications)

Benchmarking maintenance best practices to reduce your operating costs (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Measuring your building’s carbon footprint doesn’t have to be complicated — check out ISO’s simple method (Products and Services » Publications)

You won’t believe how much federal facilities have saved by reducing water and paper, and recycling electronics (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Ready to reduce energy but not sure how? New ISO standards aim to bolster energy performance of buildings around the world (Regulations and Government)


If you’re looking for a supplier with efficient, eco-friendly operations, check out these companies (Surveys and Trends)

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Guess which furniture manufacturer is one of the first to earn WELL certification for workplace health and wellness (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

NeoCon 2017: If you’d like to use natural light to save energy, check out this motorized, virtually silent shade from MechoSystems (Other » Products and Services)

See what the Philadelphia Eagles are doing to minimize and dispose of food waste (Contract Awards)

NeoCon 2017: If you want your luxury vinyl tiles to work together with carpet tiles and with a glue-free installation, see what Interface has developed (Carpeting and Flooring; Floor-care Equipment » Products and Services)

Be prepared — your healthcare facility may have to enact water management policies to reduce Legionella (Regulations and Government)

If you manage leased office space in a multi-tenant building, EPA wants your input (Associations and Organizations)

See which Energy Execs got picked for DOE’s summer program to learn about renewable energy and efficiency (Developments » Energy Management)

From poor IAQ to overheating to flooding — learn how FMs can use green roofs and walls to tackle building performance issues (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Legionnaires’ disease is more deadly if acquired in a health-care facility — see what FMs can do to help prevent an outbreak (Surveys and Trends)

Got toilets and A/C? Learn how this innovative cistern can save you water (Building Products » Products and Services)