FMLink Newsletter — October 1, 2018


Using benchmarking to develop 2019 budgets (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

See how a college library’s green focus netted it not only LEED Silver, but lower operating costs and a healthier environment (Case Studies » Interface)
Carpet plays a major role in getting LaGrange College its LEED Silver certification


See the ARCHIBUS special page on FMLink

What are the top trends in office design for 2019, and how do indoor plants fit in? (Surveys and Trends)

Managing facilities for regenerative outcomes: You have the power to make a better place, not just slow down its demise (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
By looking at the building as a whole, and by studying how it interacts with its occupants, one is more likely to end up with a better building with a long life

Sustainability performance continues to go up globally, according to GRESB — see how, and make sure your facilities are keeping up (Surveys and Trends)

Find out what these award-winning federal facilities are doing to save energy and water (Developments » Industry Awards)


Happening this week

Oct 1 – Oct 3 : BOMA Canada’s National Conference and Exhibition (BOMEX 2018)

Oct 2 – Oct 5 : AASHE Conference and Expo 2018 (campus sustainability)

Oct 2 : International Facility Management Conference 2018 (IFMC); International Facility Management Expo (iFaME) 2018

Oct 2 – Oct 4 : International Facility Management Expo (iFaME 2018); International Facility Management Conference (IFMC 2018)

Oct 3 – Oct 5 : IFMA’s World Workplace 2018: Your Facility Conference and Expo

Oct 5 – Oct 6 : Budapest Cleaning Show

Posted this week

Jun 9 – Jun 12 : Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition

Mar 5 – Mar 7 : Futurebuild 2019

Apr 16 – Apr 18 : Workspace Expo (WE) 2019


Is your state considering a clean energy law? See what California — now the world’s fifth-largest economy — just passed (Regulations and Government)

White and blue diverse office furniture collection

From innovative furniture and lighting to wayfinding and all sorts of technology, see the designs that won this year’s IDEA Awards (Other » Products and Services)

For those hit by Hurricane Florence, Nearmap offers before and after aerial images to support cleanup efforts (Products and Services » Services)

To provide hands-free entry without users even having to take out their smartphone, check out this new access control reader (Products and Services » Security)

If you have only 60 days to redesign and transform a branded space, check out Advent’s new service (Products and Services » Services)

Ever heard of lighting that can sanitize the air and reduce the spread of illness? Check out this LED retrofit luminaire (Lighting » Products and Services)

Find out how the US Navy is getting safe, sustainable modular offices quickly and at a low price point (Contract Awards)

Will your state adopt the stricter 2015 IECC energy code as Pennsylvania has? What does it mean for FMs? (Regulations and Government)

See how BuildingIQ’s acquisition will extend its smart building services to new construction projects (Corporate and Organization » Developments)