FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — September 27, 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 August 23 through September 26, 2018.


See how a college library’s green focus netted it not only LEED Silver, but lower operating costs and a healthier environment (Case Studies » Interface)
Carpet plays a major role in getting LaGrange College its LEED Silver certification

Reduce recurring embodied energy through development of an asset management program (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
An asset management program can reduce the total energy required for your building—see how

Guess which US cities are leading the way as green building certifications reach an all-time high (Surveys and Trends)

If you are considering direct procurement of renewable energy, find out which other major companies are doing so (Surveys and Trends)

Almost like magic: How to make CRE technology work for you (Magazines » BOMA)
Secrets from the experts on finding the right tech solutions

What are the top trends in office design for 2019, and how do indoor plants fit in? (Surveys and Trends)

Preventing Legionnaire’s disease — read ASHRAE’s updated risk management standard for building water systems (Products and Services » Publications)

Sustainability performance continues to go up globally, according to GRESB — see how, and make sure your facilities are keeping up (Surveys and Trends)

Find out if your city is among these committing to slash waste and energy use, and how you can help (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Find out which colleges and universities were rated as the most sustainable for 2018, and their best practices in 17 high-impact areas (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

Are wind power prices rising or falling? And which states have the most on-site wind installations? DOE reports (Surveys and Trends)

Learn how this key bipartisan legislation supports water efficiency (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)


Find out what these award-winning federal facilities are doing to save energy and water (Developments » Industry Awards)

See how this new cloud-based sensor and positioning system gives visibility and control of the full perimeter and space of your facilities (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

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If you want to remove toxins and improve your building’s IAQ naturally, check out this new plant-based air purifier (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

See how Sodexo expects to enhance its global asset management services by using IBM’s latest IoT-based software (Contract Awards)

Reducing urban heat through smart building surfaces — a new coalition can help you do just that (Associations and Organizations)

If you need to improve your air-freshening system, check out Vectair’s eco-friendly fragrance products (Products and Services » Restroom Equipment and Supplies)

Did you know a germy biofilm sticks on up to 93% of hospital surfaces? Find out how Medentech is tackling it — without damaging surfaces (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Learn the latest strategies and technologies for energy and water efficiency in DOE’s webinar series (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Find out how the US Navy is getting safe, sustainable modular offices quickly and at a low price point (Contract Awards)

Looking for a durable, easy-to-service trash can for a high-traffic area? Check out Ex-Cell Kaiser’s new 20-gallon can (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

If you want to control lawn irrigation with your BACnet system and reduce water waste, check out this new technology (Environment and Sustainability » Products and Services)

Find out which software is helping reduce energy use and gain incentives at multiple locations for a storage company (Contract Awards)

See how BuildingIQ’s acquisition will extend its smart building services to new construction projects (Corporate and Organization » Developments)