FMLink Newsletter Archives


June 18, 2024: Western: Watch for galvanic corrosion; Gridd upends cable management; DOE standardizes “zero emissions buildings;” Best of NeoCon commercial interiors winners; Bodine emergency lighting

May 21, 2024: Goodway: Don’t let cicadas slow cooling tower performance; NextUp empowers workplace planners; AFT: District energy systems save costs; MBCEA Metal Buildings of the Year

April 22, 2024: AI in heavy equipment; Versteel’s adaptable Troupe Seating; GSA approves EV vendors; Extend the life of your roof; ENERGY STAR plants; DarkSky lodging

March 20, 2024: Four security industry trends for 2024: Securitas; AGF flood protection; SEC requires Scope 3 reporting — OSCRE resources; District energy drives HVACR savings: Armstrong

February 21, 2024: Steps to mitigate risk of water damage; Mar 12-14: NFMT; Advance with BOMI’s FMC; Apr 22-25: Coverings; Prep chillers for spring; ASHRAE on decarbonization; Benefit from BIM

January 9, 2024:  Benefit from AI without derailing energy goals; FM providers address depreciation, sustainability; OSCRE training: Manage energy data; AHR 2024 Trend Report; ASHRAE: adapt demand to reduce carbon


December 5, 2023:  Improve the bottom line by benchmarking; 10 reasons for FM provider sustainability; ISSA Innovation Awards; NextUp invites women in FM

November 1, 2023: Compute building electrification costs; ABM: EV charging as office perk; Energy and health tips to prepare for winter; Control maintenance and parts inventory costs

October 3,2023:FMs spearhead emissions reductions, lower-carbon commutes; Women in FM; Building envelope impact on HVAC; Piping systems; NFMT Remix Oct. 25-26

September 20, 2023: Energy savings potential of networked lighting controls; the right flooring for flood-prone facilities; network for women in FM and design

August 22, 2023: Four keys to successful sustainability transformation; Helping schools access federal funding for efficiency; Compliance with state menstrual care laws

August 1, 2023:  Building electrification: Don’t strand your asset! 86% of facilities pros would pursue credential if employer helped pay; Managing healthcare projects; School security guidelines

July 11, 2023: NYC landmark is largest office-to-residential conversion; cybersecurity in smart buildings; healthcare facilities grapple with HAIs; leveraging ops data in the field; World Workplace and ISSA upcoming

June 28, 2023: Hurricane Ready guides; Risks of insourcing FM services; The FM talent gap; DOE/DOT invest in EV charging network; Disabled access requirements for CA

June 13, 2023:  10 skills for (new) FMs; Hightower tops Best of NeoCon Awards! Tech for today’s campuses; Multi-cloud for govt. agencies; LEED-NC

June 7, 2023: Reinventing city centers; Retaining talent; Building a professional services firm; Essential workplace amenities; Sustainable parking

May 23, 2023: Workplace returns up: data-based insights for asset decisions; 7 video sessions from NFMT 2023; 5 types of risk; ADA & ABA Handbook; ID utility reduction opportunities

May 16, 2023: Green Lease Leaders value sustainability, equity; FMs lead through disruption; Code Check Commercial guide; Hidden Facility Costs webinar; Top LEED Cities

April 26, 2023: Data center demand still high; Choosing the right FM company; Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator; HVAC control systems guide; Circulator pump calculator; Choosing IAQ technologies for schools

April 18, 2023: 72% of security pros expect role change; Using Facility Condition Assessment data; FM integral to sustainability; NEC Handbook; Building a skilled FM team; Hazmat handling training

March 28, 2023: Optimizing hyperscale data centers; Green leases critical for sustainability goals; Risk Management book; Eileen McMorrow profile; Most energy-efficient plants 2022

March 21, 2023: Tips to manage hazardous dust after fire; Proper work apparel for HVACR pros; General Construction Costbook; April 19: Women in Cleaning Forum

March 7, 2023: 4-day workweek trial: 91% plan to continue; Employee experience evolution; Performance excellence guide; Predictive maintenance for healthy buildings

March 1, 2023: Healthy Handwashing Survey shows value of touchless; 2023 FM predictions; High-rise security and fire-life safety; sustainable hotel renovations

February 21, 2023:  CRE groups join OSCRE to standardize environmental data; ASHRAE building performance guide; 3 trends shaping property ops; FM Costbook

February 7, 2023: DOE makes energy data public; ASHRAE 90.1-2022 now covers building sites; FMLink’s new Books section; AASA offers public school resources

January 31, 2023: Critical focus areas for resilience (IFMA); job training vs. workforce development; HVACR licensing and bonding; student housing safety; FM training survey

January 24, 2023: Safety & health guide for cleaners; energy, talent, transparency are FM priorities for 2023; an audit can improve cleaning quality; the right FM team

January 10, 2023: Workers worry about poor air quality; alarming nurse assault stats; influence C-suite with real-time data; watch NFMT Remix sessions; AHR Expo & ASHRAE Winter Conference