FMLink Newsletter — Energy Management — November 14, 2018

This Energy Management 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 energy management news from October 11 through November 14, 2018.


Buildings can save more energy through efficiency — and more cheaply — than most people think, finds this report (Surveys and Trends)

For a net-zero energy approach that makes financial sense with your building portfolio, see this best practices guide (Products and Services » Publications)

Where does your state rank on energy efficiency? See ACEEE’s 2018 Scorecard (Surveys and Trends)

DOE’s updated building energy modeling (BEM) tools give you real-time building control and help qualify for tax credits (Energy » Products and Services)

Find out how Google, Microsoft, Starbucks and other 2018 EPA awardees are increasing green power usage (Developments » Industry Awards)

Which companies are leading the way in HVAC innovations? Check out the AHR Expo awards for 2019 (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)


To easily prove ROI from your energy, comfort and equipment metrics, see PointGuard’s new Impact Report (Products and Services » Services)

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Want to know when your surge protector has been compromised? Ditek’s new devices offer three notifications (Energy » Products and Services)

Help occupants understand, compare and improve their energy use with QA Graphics’ enhanced efficiency dashboard (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Learn how your solar PV modules can be retrofitted to make them NEC compliant for rapid shutdown (Energy » Products and Services)

These online AMCA courses can help you understand the new metric for comparing fan energy efficiency (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

If you’re looking for smart energy monitoring to integrate easily with your existing systems, check out nVent’s latest (Energy » Products and Services)

Find out how you can reduce risks and determine replacement costs/priorities with this GIS solution for utilities and facilities infrastructure (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

When is the ideal time to start your equipment to minimize energy consumption? Aquicore uses machine learning to tell you (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you would like to integrate your smart building data and analytics into one platform, this Delos/EDGE collaboration may be for you (Products and Services » Software & Technology)