FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — April 5, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — April 5, 2018

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 1 through April 4, 2018.


Incubating sustainability initiatives with strategy (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
Sustainability initiatives take root in strategic environments. 

Support native vegetation while reducing building management costs   (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

See what best practices earned these organizations the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards (Developments » Industry Awards)

When your company’s fleet needs upgrading, take a look at these vehicles, ranked as 2018’s Greenest by ACEEE (Surveys and Trends)

Learn which energy management best practices earned these organizations 2018 Energy Star awards (Developments » Industry Awards)

You’ll be surprised at just how important your role in saving energy is in terms of public health, from this ACEEE report (Surveys and Trends)

Designing a pest management program (How To » BOMI International)

Not sure what to do with all your building energy and water performance data? This new toolkit from IMT can help you use it to drive savings (Products and Services » Publications)

Best practices for commercial kitchen cleaning (Magazines » ISSA Today)
If you have a kitchen in your facility, you can’t do without these tips

If your corporate or educational campus or facility has considered installing wind energy, a federal tax credit back in effect might help (Regulations and Government)

Want to learn about today’s more efficient HVAC systems? Take a look at ASHRAE’s new courses (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

2018: The year of the robot (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Learn about the benefits of robotic floor cleaning and the leading robotic manufacturers


If you’re tasked with lowering emissions, try propane equipment, finds this study (Surveys and Trends)

Do you think a federal energy efficiency tax deduction is important? See what BOMA is doing to help make it permanent (Developments » Energy Management)

Four round grey-and-orange vacuums

Need an extra-quiet vacuum for daytime cleaning? Diversey’s new models offer reliable, efficient cleaning for day or night (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

FMs and cleaning staff can learn best practices and view the latest products at this new ISSA end-user cleaning event (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

With Energy Star scores likely to decrease from new EPA scoring methods, Transwestern advises compensating with amenities, space usage and branding (Products and Services » Publications)

Monitor building operations and visualize exactly where there is an issue, with this integrated smart building solution (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Need a new ceiling? Rockfon’s new solutions guide helps you make a good choice for acoustics, light reflectance, and LEED points (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

Looking for sustainable AV projectors that don’t sacrifice high image quality? Check out Epson’s 45 newly certified ones (Electronic Communications, A/V » Products and Services)

Find out just how much energy DOE determined your facilities can save by meeting ASHRAE Standard 90.1 (Developments » Energy Management)

Need to replace your chiller? Check out Carrier’s new model with improved cooling efficiency, remote access and intelligent controls (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

If you’re interested in how UV-C light can not only disinfect your A/C but reduce maintenance and energy use, find out more in this newly approved CEU course (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Looking for an easy retrofit for outdoor lighting? Check out this wall-mount LED that offers not only energy savings but also reduced glare, sensor and wireless control options (Lighting » Products and Services)

See how a new nationwide contract will provide performance-based energy services for six years to state and local agencies, educational facilities (Contract Awards)

Identify potential energy and cost savings through electric motor upgrades with Regal’s free calculator app (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you need to dampen sound and want a smooth transition from carpeting to hard flooring, check out Interface’s new woven-look resilient flooring (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Looking for a durable walk-behind scrubber? Tennant says its new industrial-strength ones offer consistent cleaning results even in harsh environments (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for a way to clean and sanitize almost any surface with one tool, check out Goodway’s dry steam/vacuum tool with germ-killing UV-C light (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’re considering going solar, see how 7 Michigan schools got funding for their project (Contract Awards)

See how this Ingersoll Rand acquisition will integrate energy analytics to help FMs achieve operating, efficiency, sustainability goals (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Find out what you can do to help reduce the increasing energy consumed by data centers (Products and Services » Publications)

New is no guarantee – Why workplace transformation projects don’t achieve benefits (Magazines » FMJ)