FMLink Newsletter — Energy Management — November 30, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Energy Management — November 30, 2017

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 26 through November 29, 2017.


Find out what executive-level FMs around the world are thinking and doing about energy efficiency (Surveys and Trends)

RICS report shows why managing your building data effectively is key to meeting energy efficiency targets (Surveys and Trends)

See if a green lease program is what you need to save energy and water — now with new Gold and Silver recognition and resources (Associations and Organizations)

What green cleaning can teach building occupants about sustainability? (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)
Ideas to help FMs and the workforce to understand better the importance of sustainability, and apply those ideas both in the office and at home

The unique benefits of parking garage sustainability (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)
Maren Meyers and Michael Arny

See how local building codes can update their energy requirements to be more performance-oriented, and how FMs may need to help prove compliance (Products and Services » Publications)

Glean some efficiency best practices from DOE’s 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winners (Developments » Energy Management)


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Trane acquires CALMAC; these onsite energy storage tanks can reduce facility operating costs (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Be sure to get financing for long-deferred energy retrofits, not only in the US but now also in Canada (Associations and Organizations)

Learn how these digital thermostats can transform older buildings — without ripping out old HVAC systems (Contract Awards)

See how this 20-foot battery can help reduce energy use during peak demand, and prepare for power outages (Contract Awards)

Tecogen’s natural-gas chillers to provide cost-efficient upgrade for New York hospital chillers (Contract Awards)

Not enough outlets? See how you can keep all your classroom or office’s mobile devices working from a single outlet, at a fraction of the cost of a retrofit (Energy » Products and Services)

Be aware the moment a power quality event threatens your mission-critical environment, with these new power analyzers (Energy » Products and Services)

Find out how this new federal law ensures security and fire alarm systems can stay active all day long (Regulations and Government)