FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — March 1, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — March 1, 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 January 25 through February 28, 2018.


Water-saving synergies (Magazines » FMJ)
How smart HVAC systems can deliver cost and energy savings without draining water resources

If you’ve been waiting for an easier way to access ASHRAE Standard 90.1 resources to help meet your energy performance goals, your wait is over (Products and Services » Publications)

The crucial roles for facilities management teams in green building (Sustainability » Linnean Solutions)
Learn more about how FMs can go about conserving natural resources such as energy and water in a very doable way

Care to guess at how much green buildings save in public health costs and climate impacts (not to mention energy and water savings)? See what this Harvard study shows (Surveys and Trends)

See if your state made the Top 10 for LEED-certified green buildings (Surveys and Trends)

Guess which countries outside the US are using the LEED green building standard the most (Surveys and Trends)

Evaporators (How To » BOMI International)
See how the setting impacts the design and type of evaporator used

Is your company prepared for the energy landscape of the future? Schneider Electric found many aren’t (Surveys and Trends)

How do FMs demonstrate competence to operate and maintain modern building systems? CIBSE shares some guidance (Products and Services » Publications)

Find out how smart building envelope and ground surface technologies in and around your building can benefit your city (Surveys and Trends)

What would your facilities need to do to keep up with this year’s top landscape trends? (Surveys and Trends)

Looking for green building products to earn LEED credit on a project? UL’s database is now searchable by LEED credit (Products and Services » Publications)


If you’re thinking of pursuing both BREEAM and WELL building certification, this guidance shows how to earn both at the same time (Products and Services » Publications)

Street view of new coworking space

See how this new coworking space incorporates cutting-edge IoT systems and wellness features to enhance collaboration and productivity (Developments » Real Estate)

Are you looking for a contractor to provide sustainable facilities services? See who Stanford U. turned to (Contract Awards)

Optimize your air quality through sensors that provide actionable insights (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Best practices in recycling and waste prevention — take a look at these EPA award-winning projects for ideas (Developments » Industry Awards)

Do you need a packaged air conditioner that saves energy and won’t break the bank? See what was at the 2018 AHR Expo (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See why the Canadian government chose JLL’s smart building technology to reduce energy consumption (Contract Awards)

Can US solar companies reduce costs enough to offset the new tariffs? (Developments » Energy Management)

If you can use a chiller that delivers 35% energy savings, reduced maintenance and a wide operating envelope, see what YORK has come up with (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Improve your IAQ and dampen noise with these quick-to-install, maintenance-free green walls and room dividers (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

Save energy and improve IAQ by cleaning and recycling indoor air — check out enVerid’s new rooftop HVAC Load Reduction module (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for a high-efficiency energy recovery ventilator to fit in a small space, check out Ruskin’s new low-maintenance, BACnet-enabled models (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)