FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — January 25, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — January 25, 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 December 21, 2017 through January 24, 2018.


Find out whether LED lighting has lived up to its energy efficiency hype, in this analytics report (Surveys and Trends)

Is that boiler or furnace you’re looking at really energy efficient? How does it compare to other brands? Find out in AHRI’s all-new HVAC certification directory (Products and Services » Publications)

Cutting costs and maintaining tenant comfort with 25-watt T8 lamps (Case Studies » BetterBricks)
Real Estate Firm Uses 25-Watt T8s as its Go-to Replacement Lamp

Sustainable space planning and management: the FM connection (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
Making space management save space and the environment, while making it a better experience for its occupants

See if your energy services company is one of the top ones, and what it takes to be such a leader (Surveys and Trends)

Certification of cleaning contractors: Does it matter? (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Eight benefits from having a well-trained janitorial staff

Learn how workplace design impacts performance, organizational goals and sustainability, in this industry report (Surveys and Trends)

Compare the cleaning products and services others are using to what you use, and see how end-user preferences are affecting the industry (Surveys and Trends)

See whether your city is on this list for climate action, and how the awardees’ projects are affecting buildings around the world (Developments » Industry Awards)


Orange handheld electrical tester

Now you can fully troubleshoot electrical systems without the risks of contacting metal (Energy » Products and Services)

Improve your building’s IAQ — check out these movable and built-in green walls (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

Whether you’re transporting heavy furniture or unwieldy equipment, see what this lightweight but powerful platform cargo lift can do (Other » Products and Services)

Building and office products, furniture, robotics, energy systems — guess which ones were voted best-designed for 2017 (Other » Products and Services)

Check out how a joystick control lets this ride-on floor scrubber tackle tight corners (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you need to replace your boilers, take a look at these high-efficiency ones that feature BAS linking and troubleshooting (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Thinking of replacing your old chiller to save space and energy? Check out Trane’s new water-cooled chillers for tight spaces (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See what it takes to win a high-performance award for your building — this year’s winners include a double-skin building façade with integrated shading and office building renovations (Developments » Industry Awards)

Throw away, compost or recycle? These smart waste bins give guidance to avoid costly resorting, and improve tracking (Products and Services » Software & Technology)