FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — April 25, 2019

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 March 21 through April 24, 2019.


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: How do facilities managers contribute? (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

Making a positive impact — a practical, action-oriented framework for financing sustainability goals, from RICS and others (Products and Services » Publications)

Following excessive winter moisture, see what NPMA predicts for pest activity in your area this spring and summer (Surveys and Trends)

Learn the benefits of using propane tankless water heaters for many commercial buildings, in this new online course (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

If you need to update your HVAC system, see how professionals with ASHRAE’s new HVAC Designer certification can help (Associations and Organizations)

Abatement/remediation liability insurance (How To » BOMI International)
What kinds of insurance do your contractors and consultants need?


WINT leak detection device connected to pipes

See how you can reduce leaks and use less water with this newly available AI-powered system (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Got a CO2-related complaint or alarm? Use this handheld IAQ meter to identify the source (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Want to save water and reduce treatment chemicals for your cooling towers? Check out this electrochemical water-treatment technology proven effective by a federal study (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Save on refill costs and boost healthy hydration with these eco-friendly bottle-free water coolers from Culligan (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Connect any building site or device to the cloud, and monitor and control it remotely, with these new cloud offerings from Siemens (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

CyrusOne’s move to 100% renewable energy in its London data centers shows how the industry can leverage its size to reduce energy use and costs (Developments » Energy Management)

Worried about water leaks? This cloud-based system checks for leaks 24/7 at multiple locations from a single dashboard (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

With these stylish, durable waste/recycling systems, you can choose your own size, color and configuration (Furniture & Furnishings » Products and Services)

Got 1950s wiring? These circuit breakers upgrade infrastructure and add remote wireless whole-building energy awareness (Energy » Products and Services)

Begin cloud optimization of your smart building controls by retrofitting outdated control systems to integrate building systems (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how Greenheck’s new rooftop ventilator models can help you save energy (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)