FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — August 7, 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 July 4 through August 7, 2019.


Portfolio benchmarking – Utilities (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
See what benchmarking can do for you when you manage multiple facilities

Getting to the moon and back: What FMs need to know about goal-setting to achieve the outcome they want (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

Find out the latest in the design and use of HVAC systems, with ASHRAE’s 2019 HVAC Applications Handbook (Products and Services » Publications)

Solar energy (How To » BOMI International)
What the FM needs to know about the various types of solar energy and when to use which one

Find out how these organizations met their energy and water goals; DOE announces waste reduction pilot (Developments » Energy Management)

How will EPA’s new scoring model for offices impact your ENERGY STAR score? (Developments » Energy Management)

How can you move your small to medium-sized office building to “zero energy”? This industry guide provides a pathway (Products and Services » Publications)

8 steps to plan and set up electric vehicle charging infrastructure, from Black & Veatch (Products and Services » Publications)


QA Graphics energy dashboard

To help you inform occupants about building energy efficiency or just meet LEED requirements, check out QA Graphics’ energy dashboard (Energy » Products and Services)

Are you wasting time and money emptying half-full trash cans? Learn how Pittsburgh is reducing manpower with smart cans (Contract Awards)

Need to revamp your cleaning program? ISSA’s new consulting service can help you get better results and worker satisfaction (Associations and Organizations)

Wondering how much a specific building system upgrade would save? This software just deployed in 31 US office properties may help (Contract Awards)

Find out why a large hospital network chose this smart exhaust fan application to reduce its energy costs and improve IAQ (Contract Awards)

Need help combatting rising energy costs and grid outages? See why companies are turning to these smart energy storage systems (Contract Awards)

Get a head start on winter prep: this liquid deicer was just certified to be effective as well as safer for floors, people and the planet (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Find out how this data center cooling technology can reduce expenses and even shrink your footprint — without the risk of IT meltdown (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)