FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — March 16, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — March 16, 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 February 9 through March 15.


The five things you need to know about business resilience planning (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))

Legrand: Six ways to reduce energy usage in commercial facilities (Products and Services » Publications)

BSI updates standard for installing energy efficiency measures in existing buildings (Products and Services » Publications)

Large portfolio benchmarking: Maintenance (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Justifying benchmarking for my organization

Technologies & the future of floor care (Magazines » ISSA Today)
The use of robotics, telemetrics and maintenance-free batteries in floor care

BSI revises environmental management systems guide to help reduce environmental impact of growth (Products and Services » Publications)

EPA, GSA recognize BIFMA furniture sustainability standards (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Technology to achieve zero net energy available for most buildings, but challenges remain, finds Navigant (Surveys and Trends)

Innovative use of renewable energy can boost smaller data center sustainability, advises Green Grid (Associations and Organizations)

Greater transparency, collaboration needed to improve data center sustainability, finds Greenpeace (Surveys and Trends)

ISSA-TV videos cover building a campus green cleaning program; networking (Products and Services » Publications)


Trane Precedent rooftop unit

Trane expands light-commercial rooftop units to include 6 to 10 tons, with up to 23 IEER (Products and Services » Indoor Air Quality)

Healthcare sector to boost demand for global industrial cleaning market through 2021, finds Technavio (Surveys and Trends)

Elmich unveils green roof and wall products (Products and Services » Building Products)

Guidance aligns Green Star and WELL rating systems to streamline certification (Products and Services » Publications)

British, German built environment groups to mutually recognize EPDs to boost use (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

BREEAM Awards 2017 recognize sustainable buildings (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

New report looks at energy and water performance of sports venues (Surveys and Trends)

USGBC launches LEED certification for transit (Products and Services » Publications)

EnerNOC energy intelligence software to optimize BGIS FM services (Products and Services » Software)

Energy-efficient, IIoT-enabled electro-hydraulic products boosting industry, finds Frost & Sullivan (Surveys and Trends)

CaGBC office earns Canada’s first LEED v4 Platinum commercial certification (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

ZinCo intros biodiversity green roof system (Products and Services » Environment and Sustainability)

Hospitals around world honored for environmental initiatives, resiliency (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Xeroflor Canada becomes Next Level Stormwater Management, expands products (Developments » Corporate and Organization)

Electric, hybrid cars sweep ACEEE’s Greenest list of 2017 vehicles (Surveys and Trends)

Airside energy-efficient HVAC market expands globally to cut energy costs, meet regulations, finds Navigant Research (Surveys and Trends)

New Fitwel wellness-focused building certification gains traction (Associations and Organizations)

Trane, Carrier top vendors of HVAC systems, finds Navigant (Surveys and Trends)

NIBS SBIC recognizes 2016 Beyond Green Award winners (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

NSF 342 for wallcoverings accepted as LEED v4 Pilot Credit (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Lighting methods—What works best for different situations (How To » BOMI International)

Looking backward, moving forward: The near future of the workplace (Magazines » FMJ)
What will tomorrow’s workplace look like?

13 buildings at Precedent Office Park earn ENERGY STAR certification (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Project planning (How To » BOMI International)