FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — March 21, 2019

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 14 through March 20, 2019.


Establishing good ventilation (How To » BOMI International)
Airflow beyond the HVAC equipment—what you need to know for good ventilation and how to maintain it

Survey finds Americans choose hand washing over hand sanitizers to avoid the flu, but may skip washing if sinks are dirty or lack supplies (Surveys and Trends)

Sustainable, resilient facilities: Part 1, Understanding your assets (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))

See if your state ranks on USGBC’s list of the Top 10 LEED States for green buildings in 2018; also, Top 10 LEED Countries (Surveys and Trends)

Beyond efficiency and costs — 15 benefits of green buildings on occupant health and performance (Products and Services » Publications)

Everything you need to know about industrial ventilation design, operation and maintenance is in these manuals from ACGIH (Products and Services » Publications)

Study reveals 12 key business benefits from digitization of your energy management and automation (Surveys and Trends)

Get the latest data for renewable energy from this DOE report — now including electric vehicles and energy storage technologies (Surveys and Trends)

Find out the business risks due to IoT-connected smart buildings and teleworking in this new report (Surveys and Trends)

Find out how sustainable your campus is compared to others, with this new website and benchmarking tool (Products and Services » Publications)


Find out how this free online tool can help you meet corporate water management goals and prepare your business for a water-scarce world (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Three rectangular BMS modules from RLE

Need to monitor legacy HVAC equipment? These BMS modules integrate into existing systems for web-based monitoring, leak detection (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Reliable power is critical for your operations — see how Caterpillar’s diesel generator sets are helping this hospital system expand (Contract Awards)

If you’re wondering how telecom and cabling fit in to a smart building, check out this new partnership’s resources (Associations and Organizations)

Manage your building’s daylight exposure with this automated shade system — even remotely, and with self-diagnostics (Furniture & Furnishings » Products and Services)