FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — January 5, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — January 5, 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 December 1, 2016 through January 4, 2017.


Clean air, clear decision making – Practices to promote a healthy and productive working environment (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))

XLERATOR hand dryer reduces waste and maintenance costs for Longmeadow High School (Case Studies » Excel Dryer, Inc.)
State-of-the-art high school sends green message to students and saves 96% over paper towels with the XLERATOR

USGBC announces non-U.S. ranking of Top 10 Countries for LEED (Surveys)

OSHA: Worker safety, health should be integral part of sustainability efforts (Products and Services » Publications)

Pumps: The heart of a boiler system (How To » BOMI International)

ACEEE/PICS report explores motivations behind lasting energy efficiency behavior change (Surveys)

The hand-off – Planning for successful transition from construction to operations (Magazines » FMJ)

Nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems can enable low-carbon, on-demand electricity, find reports (Surveys)

Microgrid market driven by advances in control, energy management, finds Frost & Sullivan (Surveys)

Barriers to group effectiveness (How To » BOMI International)
What managers can do to ensure peak group performance of their staff

IWBI, BRE to align WELL and BREEAM standards (Associations and Organizations)

Tenant amenities in the modern age (Magazines » BOMA)
How to determine whether the amenities offered meet modern expectations and enhance tenant experiences

NREL 2016 outlook shows continued growth in renewable energy, gas (Surveys)

ASTM launches standard on recycling roofing materials (Products and Services » Publications)

Boston HQ uses new construction method to beat schedule, trim budget, and exceed quality expectations (Case Studies » DIRTT)
DIRTT’s manufactured construction proves skeptics wrong

Building industry-based Carbon Impact Initiative founded (Associations and Organizations)

NREL finds continued high growth for renewable electricity (Surveys)

UN handbook outlines strategies for sustainable urban development (Products and Services » Publications)


Vibrant-looking commercial corridor in a city

ULI report shows how to transform commercial corridors into vibrant, healthy places (Products and Services » Publications)

Danfoss launches mobile training unit for CO₂ refrigeration applications (Products and Services » Services)

DOE report shows potential growth of distributed wind energy for on-site power (Surveys)

AASHE names 13 Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum (Associations and Organizations)

Kazakh hotel complex first to gain new BRE security certification (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Program Operator Consortium gains affiliate members for greener buildings (Associations and Organizations)

JLL, ezCater launch corporate catering program to help fight childhood hunger (Developments » Corporate and Organization)

EPA recognizes 13 outstanding Food Recovery Challenge participants (Developments » Industry Awards)
Participants kept more than 690,000 tons of food from being wasted and saved businesses up to $35 million in avoided waste disposal fees

DOE launches Zero Energy Schools Accelerator (Developments » Energy Management)

Energy Superhighway will be crucial to management of Energy Cloud services, finds report (Surveys)

EPA announces Smart City Air Challenge awardees (Developments » Industry Awards)
Awards will enable two communities to deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and make the data public

City of Los Angeles to use EnergyCAP to track utility bill data (Contract Awards)

120 countries can increase marketability of buildings with EDGE, says GBCI (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

EPA helps 25 communities meet environmental goals, foster economic development (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Pan-Canadian Frameworkrong> on Climate Change highlights green building as key strategy (Regulations and Government » Environmental)

Carbon Trust launches new Zero Waste to Landfill certification (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Hydro Systems launches AccuMax 4P chemical dispensing system (Products and Services » Other)

DOE promotes clean energy through ESPC contracts at federal facilities (Developments » Energy Management)

Trane adds to chiller portfolio of climate-friendly systems (Products and Services » Indoor Air Quality)