FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — June 14, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — June 14, 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 May 10 through June 13, 2018.


Benchmarking utility best practices to reduce utility consumption (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
How to apply benchmarking to identify the best practices most likely to reduce utility consumption in your building

Luminaire Level Lighting Controls help office building achieve significant energy savings and integrate building systems (Case Studies » BetterBricks)
Commercial facilities enjoy greater flexibility and energy savings from advanced controls

Standard operating procedures for ductwork systems (How To » BOMI International)
Reduce energy costs and streamline operations at little-to-no cost of capital funds, depending on the ductwork system you have

The economics of sustainable facilities – Why making buildings last longer may be the most sustainable thing to do (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))

Learn how these DOE-recognized organizations are reaching their energy efficiency goals (Surveys and Trends)

See how the growing use of smart water meters can reduce water losses and improve billing accuracy, according to this report (Surveys and Trends)

Find out how many US corporations are buying off-site, large-scale renewable energy (Surveys and Trends)

Green cleaning, automated cleaning devices, and more — the latest trends in contract cleaning services (Surveys and Trends)


Guarding hospital water systems from Legionella — find out about the services NSF and Homeyer are offering (Products and Services » Services)

A recycling bin with automatic sorting — see how using AI can reduce recycling confusion as well as contamination fines (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

How do your retail maintenance and operations spend compare to those at other locations? (Surveys and Trends)

For precise air control at a lower price point and smaller footprint, take a look at Daikin’s new large-capacity blower coil (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

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Are your sit-stand desks being used effectively? This app offers guidance and reminders to increase health and productivity (Furniture & Furnishings » Products and Services)

Find out how a germ-zapping robot is helping this regional hospital disinfect hard-to-reach surfaces (Contract Awards)

Reducing energy, water and waste — see why these education facilities were recognized (Developments » Industry Awards)

See how this new light-powered wireless control can put an end to office thermostat wars (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See what kinds of green janitorial services UG2 is providing for Stanford (Contract Awards)

Take a look at future FM global strategies, with this year’s Global FM Awards (Developments » Industry Awards)

Need to prevent or get rid of wood pests or mold? Check out Flo-X’s new wood pesticide and mold wipes (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

You won’t believe how much water can be saved by changing your irrigation spray heads — see what Toro has come up with (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

Find out which energy storage systems this California school district chose to provide power during grid outages while offsetting utility costs (Contract Awards)