FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — July 19, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — July 19, 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 June 14 through July 18, 2018.


How do sustainable building materials affect occupant comfort? See what this Saint-Gobain study revealed (Surveys and Trends)

A new model of design for all projects (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
The integrative design process engages all stakeholders and results in more cost effective designs that support the vision of the client

Responsible recycling (Magazines » FMJ)
How facilities can react positively to the China recycling ban—lessons to be learned for all who recycle

Find out how the world’s top 25 energy-using countries rank on efficiency, and what they could do to improve (Surveys and Trends)

Vapor intrusion: Dangers, the EPA and potential liabilities (Magazines » FMJ)

How do indoor humidity levels affect the spread of the flu? See what this Mayo Clinic classroom study found (Surveys and Trends)

Switching buildings to electric heating from fossil fuels can create “massive” carbon and cost reductions, finds the Rocky Mountain Institute (Surveys and Trends)

If you use MasterSpec for a project, this new partnership will make it easier to find green building products (Products and Services » Publications)

Find out which best practices and innovations earned these companies and organizations the 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards (Developments » Industry Awards)


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The restroom of the future? View the prototype this research group designed to make restrooms accessible to all people (Products and Services » Publications)

NeoCon 2018: If you’re trying to reduce the emissions impact of a project or space, Interface’s modular flooring products are all now carbon neutral (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

BOMI is making it easier for you to earn an FMA or BOMI-HP designation by using your ProFM or LEED professional credentials (Associations and Organizations)

Trying to reduce slips and messes from water spills on your restroom floors? See what Dyson has come up with (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Too much smart building data and not enough time or budget to act on it? See what BuildingIQ’s fault detection service has to offer (Products and Services » Services)

This new coworking space shows how you can incorporate wellness elements to improve productivity, engagement and health (Developments » Real Estate)

Interested in robotic cleaning machines to free up staff from repetitive tasks? Check out this autonomous floor scrubber from Tennant (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Windows that not only block solar heat but convert light into power! Watch for this solar glass to come to market (Building Products » Products and Services)

Get the scoop on green leases, and see which companies are using them successfully (Developments » Real Estate)

NeoCon 2018: Take a look at Mohawk Group’s Gold-winning sustainable high-performance carpet fiber, and a new virtual flooring experience (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)