FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — December 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 November 1 through December 5, 2018.


“Help! My building’s ENERGY STAR® score just dropped!” – What that drop in score means, and how to respond (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)

Find out what is driving commitments to smart, green and resilient buildings around the world, and what tops the list in the US (Surveys and Trends)

Supply chain software giant uses high tech prefab to wow clients (Case Studies » DIRTT)
JDA software ignites sales cycle with “spaceship”-inspired customer experience center

How much do green buildings save in operating costs their 1st year? And which technologies improve building performance? (Surveys and Trends)

Find out how Google, Microsoft, Starbucks and other 2018 EPA awardees are increasing green power usage (Developments » Industry Awards)

DOE’s updated building energy modeling (BEM) tools give you real-time building control and help qualify for tax credits (Energy » Products and Services)


Find out how the new unified International Green Construction Code can lead to stronger, smarter, more sustainable and resilient buildings (Products and Services » Publications)

See how you can meet sustainability goals while improving your earning power through this new ISSA/IEHA credential (Associations and Organizations)

Mobile phone app with sensor-connected restroom in background

To cut restroom waste and boost cleaning efficiency and user satisfaction, see what GP PRO and TOTO are offering (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Find out how ABM plans to reduce energy and operating costs for the L.A. GSA office, an Alabama school district, and the City of Fremont (Contract Awards)

Check out the ISSA Show’s award-winning cleaning innovations of all types — Hydro Systems takes top spot for its laundry chemical dispenser (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Cleaning innovations for a variety of surfaces — see what this award-winning company introduced at the ISSA Show (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Help occupants understand, compare and improve their energy use with QA Graphics’ enhanced efficiency dashboard (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Find out how Ameresco plans to save energy and water for 38 municipal buildings in Georgia and 31 campus buildings at West Texas A&M (Contract Awards)

Find out which facilities around the world are improving cleaning quality and enhancing productivity with this floor-cleaning robot (Contract Awards)

For a coating you can paint on windows to save energy without sacrificing natural light, check out DryWired’s Liquid NanoTint 2.0 (Building Products » Products and Services)

You’ll never guess how much GreenGen thinks its targeted energy and water efficiency upgrades will save 3 GSA facilities in Ohio (Contract Awards)