FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — September 7, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — September 7, 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 August 3 through September 6, 2017.


Grand Central Terminal installs commercial hand dryers, resulting in major cost savings (Case Studies » Excel Dryer, Inc.)
Reduced labor, maintenance, waste and energy are the result of installing automatic hand dryers in Grand Central Terminal

Utility best practices designed to reduce costs (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Harnessing safety and security in sustainability efforts (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
Social sustainability—Looking beyond the environmental and economic impact of sustainability

See the creative way this Los Angeles mid-rise turned their rental apartments into zero net energy (Developments » Energy Management)

Are federal rules making your energy efficiency goals cost more? (Surveys and Trends)

You can help make permanent an energy efficiency tax deduction for buildings — see how (Developments » Energy Management)

Is commercial wind energy available in your state? And how are prices affected by current federal and state policies? (Surveys and Trends)

If you’re looking for ways to integrate sustainability into your campus planning, read this SEPN report (Surveys and Trends)

Make sure your green roof has effective water management with this new ASTM standard (Products and Services » Publications)


If you’re seeking LEED credits for your building project, this architectural glass makes credit approval simple (Building Products » Products and Services)

Exemplary resilience and sustainability — see which practices earned Washington, DC, the world’s first LEED for Cities Platinum rating, and their impacts on inhabitants (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

SmartcanMax Recycle receptacle

Take a look at how easy it is to empty this recycling can! (Other » Products and Services)

New appliance efficiency standards could help businesses save money and reduce waste, including from computers and faucets (Surveys and Trends)

Share your expertise on maintaining building water systems — ASHRAE seeks input on guideline to prevent Legionellosis (Products and Services » Publications)

Take a look at the automated waste, recycling and soiled linen removal system this new hospital is using to reduce exposure to infectious materials (Contract Awards)

Have you used the cured-in-place pipe repair method? It’s effective and non-disruptive, but be aware of potential health risks (Surveys and Trends)

See how this program could improve energy efficiency for your industrial facilities, street lighting and district energy (Associations and Organizations)

Do you have leftover materials from a renovation project? Here’s a great way to get them reused, plus get a tax deduction (Products and Services » Services)