FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — December 21, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — December 21, 2017

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 November 16 through December 20, 2017.


RICS report shows why managing your building data effectively is key to meeting energy efficiency targets (Surveys and Trends)

Find out how FMs are being affected by the changing role of sustainability, in this BIFM report (Surveys and Trends)

Submetering to improve energy performance (How To » BOMI International)
Learn when submetering is an effective strategy and how to make it work for you

Get automated recommendations for retrofits, maintenance and upgrades to reduce energy use with ASHRAE’s Building EQ Portal (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Service provider benchmarking, with an example for energy consumption (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Get a glimpse at the future of energy transformation in smart cities, and how it will affect FM, in this Navigant report (Products and Services » Publications)

Drones for asset management (Magazines » FMJ)
Why are drones important to FMs and how can FMs benefit?

Agile architecture: Revolutionizing FM with real-time adaptation (Magazines » FMJ)
How the IoT can have the building adapt to its environment in real-time

The unique benefits of parking garage sustainability (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)
Maren Meyers and Michael Arny

Look for a greater global emphasis on building resiliency from weather and natural disasters with GBCI’s adoption of RELi resilience standard (Associations and Organizations)

Guess which companies make the Global A List for water security and costs, and the business case to be on it (Surveys and Trends)


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See why a coalition of leading UK medical facilities awarded a services contract to ISS (Contract Awards)

See which practices these high-performing properties are implementing better than their peers (Surveys and Trends)

Better hygiene and lower costs — Sloan course covers plumbing fixtures to meet health-care facilities challenges (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

If you’re looking for real-time data to rein in energy use, check out the submetering services Northwestern U. is using (Contract Awards)

Simultaneously clean and polish your uncoated high-traffic floors with these chemical-free, diamond-embedded pads (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Cushman & Wakefield to leverage Lucid’s energy management software to keep client facilities running at peak performance (Products and Services » Services)

Can a floor do more? Find out why Ecore says “yes” with its noise-reducing, energy-restoring performance surfaces (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Find out how NSF’s new consulting services can help you reduce energy, water and materials usage (Products and Services » Services)

Flood control — see how permeable concrete pavement can help reduce stormwater runoff and reduce flooding (Associations and Organizations)

This WattTime/Microsoft software lets you choose the cleanest energy in real time (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how this simple plug-and-play device can help you reduce energy consumption in computer workstations (Energy » Products and Services)

Cut fuel spend and increase uptime by auto-switching between battery and fuel with Aggreko hybrid power system (Energy » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for chemical-free floor-care products, Diversey’s Twister acquisition adds diamond-embedded, water-only floor pads to its equipment (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Avoid an HVAC breakdown by using the diagnostics in GridPoint’s mobile energy management software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Check out how Alta Energy is delivering solar panels to a California school system with no out-of-pocket costs and with minimal disruption (Contract Awards)