FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — August 23, 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 July 19 through August 22, 2018.


Get a better grasp of the changing energy sector, with this new industry primer (Products and Services » Publications)

Sustainability: Cooperation makes things happen (Magazines » BOMA)
BOMA shows how by joining forces, tenants, building owners and managers can take their sustainability efforts to the next level

Going green: Green leasing updates (Magazines » BOMA)
Key changes in BOMA’s 2018 Green Lease Guide

Eliminating and preventing scale in your cooling water systems (White Papers » Innovative Polymers Pte Ltd)
Chemical-free approach to saving energy and water while reducing scale in cooling water systems

Right-sizing your waste hauling services (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

Artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace — are workers ready? (Surveys and Trends)

Is access to capital keeping you from investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy? See DOE’s updated financing tool (Products and Services » Publications)

Thinking of using offsite renewable energy to reduce electricity spend? First read what this report says about transaction models (Surveys and Trends)

Learn which metrics top companies are using to meet and exceed environment, health and safety (EHS) regulations (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking janitorial best practices – Part 3 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Preventing corrosion — see the new resources and training in the Whole Building Design Guide (Products and Services » Publications)


Book cover with a high-ceilinged healthy building

The business case for healthy buildings certifications, with insights from early adopters (Surveys and Trends)

Determine your company’s return on an investment in office acoustics, with this online calculator (Products and Services » Publications)

See how this breakthrough technology uses solar power to directly energize LED fixtures (Lighting » Products and Services)

When you need faster Legionella test results, check out Nalco Water’s new test — 14 times faster (Products and Services » Services)

If your organization can’t afford to be without power, check out this new clean-energy mobile microgrid (Energy » Products and Services)

Find out how to reduce toilet backups and clogs with Sloan’s new pressure-assisted toilets (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

See how JLL plans to help this academic medical center save energy and provide the best possible environment for patients, staff and students (Contract Awards)

Find out how GreenGen is using federal financing to help lower energy costs at three Forth Worth facilities (Contract Awards)

Learn how this weather-based smart irrigation technology can improve water efficiency — now for light commercial sites (Products and Services » Software & Technology)