FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — June 29, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — June 29, 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 May 25 through June 28, 2017.


Supercharge your sustainability efforts: Using technology to drive the industry forward (Magazines » BOMA)
Harnessing the power of technology to create a greener future

See if your city ranks in ENERGY STAR Top Cities lists, and the latest energy efficiency trends (Surveys and Trends)

Energy efficiency ideas that work — view 1,000+ proven solutions from DOE Challenge (Products and Services » Publications)

How are new building technologies affecting energy efficiency? (Surveys and Trends)

Getting down and dirty with composting toilets (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
What to do with human waste, and how it can save you money and our environment at the same time

Green walls: A growing trend (Magazines » BOMA)
Benefits of green walls, practical considerations for installation and maintenance

Keeping PACE – An innovative funding mechanism to allow funding of energy efficiency upgrades (Magazines » FMJ)

Don’t be left behind wondering if you can make your building smart — see how IoT, Big Data, the cloud are driving the industry (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking for high-performance investments (How To » BOMI International)

Australian cleaning and restoration industry to get boost from ISSA/SCRIA merger (Associations and Organizations)

Investing in the future with CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) (Magazines » FMJ)
Who are the CSR stakeholders and what role does each play?

How are companies reducing energy use in data centers? See what this report found (Surveys and Trends)

Charging forward: Unlocking the opportunity of an environmental mitigation trust (Magazines » FMJ)
Alternative funding mechanisms to add electric vehicle charging stations to facilities

Smaller commercial buildings can now save up to 15% with these ENERGY STAR specs for boilers (Products and Services » Publications)

Green Mark sets the pace with “world’s first” green building ratings for laboratories — will it catch on? (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Looking for sustainable furniture? Check this extensive contract furnishings resource (Products and Services » Publications)


If you’re an FM in Mexico looking for a building performance tool, now you can use BOMA BEST (Associations and Organizations)

Now you can convert your T8 fluorescent tubes to LEDs without replacing lamp holders (Lighting » Products and Services)

Find out what it takes to satisfy a large data center’s energy needs (Contract Awards)

Screenshot of Zen HQ energy optimization software

Learn how you can chop energy costs by combining smart thermostats with intelligent energy management (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Use this software to warn you when one of your HVAC unit components is underperforming (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

NeoCon 2017: Check out why these desk lamps can actually improve your mood, energy and focus (Lighting » Products and Services)

NeoCon 2017: Do your outdoor trash cans take a beating? Rubbermaid’s new line handles extreme conditions with style (Other » Products and Services)

Get a glimpse of buildings of the future with Dallas’s revolutionary energy-positive big-box store (Developments » Energy Management)

Energy-efficient replacement LEDs with IoT connection capabilities — check out Orion’s new products (Lighting » Products and Services)

Beyond smart buildings, would you believe smart air? Aircuity system promises significant energy/cost reductions, improved IAQ (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Should the 179D energy efficiency tax deduction be extended? See what BOMA found (Surveys and Trends)

See how Bowie State’s new smart glass adjusts to save energy, help improve academic performance (Contract Awards)

Wondering if it’s worth making your university’s older housing energy efficient? See Harvard’s extreme retrofit prototype (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Improving IAQ with flair — take a look at the dramatic plant wall this entertainment company added (Contract Awards)

Make your HVAC system work more efficiently at a lower cost with this Green Building Product of the Year (Developments » Industry Awards)

Find out current best practices for effective retail FM with PRSM’s latest book (Products and Services » Publications)

Everything you need to know about bicycle parking and storage — for credit, too (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

If your lab is in the market for a refrigerator, look for this new ENERGY STAR label (Products and Services » Publications)