FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — May 10, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — May 10, 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 April 5 through May 9, 2018.


Environmental compliance audits—What the facilities manager needs to know (How To » BOMI International)

Look which cities are setting the pace as green building certifications take off worldwide (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking utility costs for service providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Benchmarking utility costs for service providers – Part 2 (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Using best practices to drive utility costs downward

5 waste management trends in smart buildings (Surveys and Trends)

How to maximize your productivity and minimize your spend on cleaning (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)

Green cleaning: Winning millennials hearts (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Workforce retention and the role of green cleaning

A touchy subject (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Discover a new coating to fight off bacteria from touchscreens

Guess which services data centers are seeking the most, and see how FMs can stay on top of recent trends (Surveys and Trends)

Sensored change (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Electronic feedback from everything from paper towel dispensers to robotic scrubbers leads to savings and satisfied building occupants

Could the use of community-scale solar benefit your and your neighbors’ facilities? Learn more in this industry report (Surveys and Trends)


There may be even greater energy-saving benefits to thermal energy storage than previously thought — learn more in this Ingersoll Rand / UC Davis study (Surveys and Trends)

See how making energy upgrades across your entire portfolio can uncover new sources of building value through this automated tool (Products and Services » Publications)

Pressure sensors for air filters

See how this pressure sensor solves the age-old problem of when to replace HVAC filters (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

3 ways for FMs to celebrate Earth Day with more sustainable practices, from BOMA (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

See how you can minimize biofilm, scale and corrosion in your cooling tower, with these new water quality systems (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

Do you think a floor-cleaning system can clean and seal floors twice as fast as traditional methods? See what Unger has just introduced (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for training on mold remediation and IAQ, see what ISSA and NORMI are co-branding (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Find out how this integrated energy management technology can help you use Big Data to identify energy drains (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Looking for reliable hot water and reduced energy costs? This partnership is expanding combined heat and power (CHP) options in North America (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See how these organizations saved energy by replacing or retrofitting their commercial building rooftop units (RTUs) (Developments » Industry Awards)

If you’re looking for energy services, check out CBRE’s new efficiency-as-a-service (EaaS) option (Energy » Products and Services)

If you’re considering a cool roof to save energy, check out these new roof coating technologies that offer high solar reflectivity and resist dirt and stains (Building Products » Products and Services)

See how a high-capacity bath tissue dispenser and a hand towel system can reduce restroom waste and bring down maintenance costs (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Gain insights into today’s energy-saving, sustainability and space-usage trends from AIA’s 2018 library and education facility awards (Developments » Industry Awards)