FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — May 30, 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 April 25 through May 29, 2019.


What are the top FM trends to watch for in 2019? See Sodexo’s list (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking utility costs – How to select the right filters (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Science concepts for effective cleaning (Magazines » ISSA Today)
How well do you understand the science behind the cleaning your organization performs?

If you want to see how cutting-edge building design can lead to lower energy use and costs, look at these award-winning sustainable projects (Developments » Industry Awards)

How much could you save by replacing your inefficient rooftop units? Find out from these award-winning companies (Developments » Industry Awards)

How does workplace noise impact productivity, and what can mitigate it? See what this Interface study found (Surveys and Trends)

How many US and Canadian buildings have reached zero energy, and how did they do it? (Surveys and Trends)

Learn to manage rainwater harvesting safely and effectively with this US/Canadian standard (Products and Services » Publications)


Awair Omni indoor air quality monitor

Now you can track light and noise levels in addition to air quality for healthier indoor spaces, with this IAQ monitor (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

To ensure critical communication during an emergency, check out these solar-powered mobile device charging stations (Energy » Products and Services)

See how SunPeak plans to use solar to help reduce energy by 35% at 10 facilities for this furniture manufacturer (Contract Awards)

Manage fluctuating energy costs for your facilities with this new risk management software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

For precise control of space comfort with minimized energy use, see the latest HVAC firmware from Johnson Controls (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

ASHRAE’s new guide shows how to boost your historic building’s energy efficiency while preserving its integrity (Products and Services » Publications)

Need to control HVAC equipment in various locations at the same time? Check out Carrier’s latest (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See how Cascades’ new restroom tissue and towels use recycled fibers to reduce costs while retaining quality (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)