FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — November 16, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — November 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 October 12 through November 15, 2017.


Find out what executive-level FMs around the world are thinking and doing about energy efficiency (Surveys and Trends)

What green cleaning can teach building occupants about sustainability? (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)
Ideas to help FMs and the workforce to understand better the importance of sustainability, and apply those ideas both in the office and at home

See if a green lease program is what you need to save energy and water — now with new Gold and Silver recognition and resources (Associations and Organizations)

Proving the value of cleaning investments, dealing with modern customer needs, and recaps of ISSA/INTERCLEAN — watch these free ISSA-TV videos (Products and Services » Publications)

Get tips from CaGBC’s retrofit strategy to cut emissions in half in large Canadian buildings (Products and Services » Publications)

See how local building codes can update their energy requirements to be more performance-oriented, and how FMs may need to help prove compliance (Products and Services » Publications)

Can water be used to help keep HVAC costs down? See how chilled beams have had success in Europe (Surveys and Trends)


Rexnord acquires World Dryer, adding eco-friendly hand dryers to its water-efficient plumbing products (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Find out how these Carbon Trust awardees significantly reduced their facilities’ environmental impact (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Improve your data center maintenance and operations with unbiased research from Uptime Institute’s new group (Associations and Organizations)

DIRTT prefabricated interior construction

Reducing time, cost and material waste: DIRTT technology-backed prefab construction chosen for San Francisco medical building (Contract Awards)

Reduce your energy usage and get paid for it! Con Edison is using an innovative incentive to motivate large buildings to cut peak energy use (Developments » Energy Management)

With smart electronic controls, a small footprint, and configurations to fit most building types, these sleek water coolers offer three temperatures on demand (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

Energy from recycled landfill gas — just one of the reasons UNH earned the highest rating for campus sustainability (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Be sure to get financing for long-deferred energy retrofits, not only in the US but now also in Canada (Associations and Organizations)

Learn how these digital thermostats can transform older buildings — without ripping out old HVAC systems (Contract Awards)

See how this 20-foot battery can help reduce energy use during peak demand, and prepare for power outages (Contract Awards)

Tecogen’s natural-gas chillers to provide cost-efficient upgrade for New York hospital chillers (Contract Awards)

Be aware the moment a power quality event threatens your mission-critical environment, with these new power analyzers (Energy » Products and Services)

A robot that docks when needed, self-opening trash bags, and digitally connected tools are just three of the cleaning innovations earning this year’s CMS Purus Awards (Other » Products and Services)

If you need to replace your sports flooring, this company just verified its products are eco-friendly (Carpeting & Flooring » Products and Services)

Trane acquires CALMAC; these onsite energy storage tanks can reduce facility operating costs (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Ever wondered if cleaning products are making you or your staff sick? A pace-setting California law will help you find out (Regulations and Government)

How are BOMA 360 buildings getting top tenant satisfaction rates? (Surveys and Trends)

An “endless” supply of hot water and lower energy costs — two benefits of tankless gas water heaters, which now will be made in the USA (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)