FMLink Newsletter — October 9, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — October 9, 2017


How do your building operating expenses compare to other buildings? FM BENCHMARKING releases stats for 2016 (Surveys and Trends)

Thermal-Recycling bannerEnergy management—Making the most from available technologies and how to deal with increasing plug loads (How To » BOMI International)
The migration of energy management from the margins of the commercial buildings sector to the mainstream has produced even greater reductions in energy intensity.

View this report for trends in solid waste management and tips on how to procure services for it (Surveys and Trends)

Massachusetts edges out California as #1 state for energy efficiency. Find out where your state ranks. (Surveys and Trends)

Don’t let mold catch you off guard if you are cleaning up from Harvey or Irma (Associations and Organizations)

How is the real estate sector doing in terms of energy, carbon, water and waste? See what GRESB’s 2017 assessment found (Surveys and Trends)


Happening this week

Oct 10 – Oct 13 : IREM Global Summit 2017 (real estate management)

Oct 10 – Oct 12 : Worship Facilities Conference and Expo 2017 (WFX)

Posted this week

Mar 6 – Mar 8 : Ecobuild

Feb 27 – Mar 1 : INservFM 2018 Exhibition and Conference for Facility Management and Industrial Service


Take a look at this CMMS app — now available free — enabling staff to manage their maintenance work better (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Cornell Tech visualization

See how Cornell Tech’s New York campus is adding solar power to move toward being one of the first campuses built for the digital age (Contract Awards)

Energy, sustainability, preventive maintenance — find out how Siemens’ new Digital Service Center can help customers proactively achieve goals (Products and Services » Services)

Sustainability monitoring systems, flexible spaces, a Net Zero Energy lab — see which trend-setting features these AIA Award-winning education facilities feature (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Reduce wiring and maintenance costs — this new solution uses existing power lines for data and voice communication (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for fire-rated HVAC ducts for a new project or renovation, look at what the new Comcast Center used (Contract Awards)

Reducing energy costs — DOE reveals best practices of Better Plants awardees Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Eastman (Developments » Energy Management)

Energy and water efficiency — find out how Willdan Group is helping California facilities meet state goals (Contract Awards)

See how ServiceChannel uses predictive analytics to streamline maintenance decisions (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If your data center has persistent hot spots, check out these new variable-speed fans (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)