FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — December 17, 2020

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 15 through November 18, 2020.


Time to fix it: Changing water usage behaviors (Magazines » FMJ)

Disinfection 101—Are you covering the basics? (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Proper disinfection matches the correct protocol with the right disinfectant chemicals

Getting out from under the (garbage) pile (Magazines » FMJ)
How waste technology is preventing overflow (and underflow) issues

As COVID-19 cases rise, ASHRAE offers guidance for safe HVAC setup for alternative care sites (Publications)

How have tenant priorities and preferences changed due to COVID-19, and how can landlords support the “new normal?” (Surveys and Trends)

5 things to know about carpet care and the COVID-19 pandemic (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Are you using the best methods and tools to keep your carpet clean?


To find the best cleaning products and services for your 2020 needs, check out ISSA’s Innovation Award winners (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

From electricity-generating canopies to banning single-use plastics, find innovative ideas from these top sustainable campuses (Developments » Industry Awards)

Wattics/Arc energy management and green building integration graphic

While you’re making building changes, assess the green savings potential of your energy conservation measures (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

This UV-C disinfection device is now proven effective in seconds against SARS-CoV-2 (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

Find out how to fund energy upgrades with low-interest financing, as this school district is doing (Contract Awards)