FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — January 2, 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 November 21, 2019 through January 1, 2020.


Communicating sustainability efforts to tenants (How To » BOMI International)

Benchmarking for outsourcers and their outsourcing clients (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
Whether you are an outsourcer or the FM client, there are benefits for you from benchmarking

The City of Pittsburgh modernizes its waste collection process while combating climate change (Case Studies » Victor Stanley)
Victor Stanley Relay optimizes public works resources with smart city waste control using real-time actionable data from the streets

Saving green: The financial benefits of green buildings (Magazines » FMJ)
When implemented properly, many green initiatives will save you money

ASHRAE updates standards to include outdoor air quality and simplifies ventilation calculations (Products and Services » Publications)

Using renewable energy sources to reduce energy costs and emissions (Sustainability » Leonardo Academy)
See how the barriers to renewable energy are falling

What FMs need to know about making workplaces more responsive to today’s changing needs (Workplace Strategies » Workplace Evolutionaries)
5 FM lessons from agile workplaces

12 strategies to boost energy efficiency and the transition to renewables (Surveys and Trends)

Seven challenges to transform energy use and mitigate the climate crisis — what can you do? (Surveys and Trends)

Find out the minimum energy-efficiency requirements for data centers here (Products and Services » Publications)


Will new green laws for buildings in New York, Pittsburgh and San Francisco be coming to your city soon? (Regulations and Government)

If you’d like tools to create a healthier, more sustainable school or college, check out this new program (Associations and Organizations)

Greenbuild 2019: A sustainable design tool to improve building performance; eco-positive building strategies; a new sustainability credential (Associations and Organizations)

Pavegen's energy-harvesting walkway for Globalworth

Ever thought you could harvest energy from people walking? That’s what this innovative walkway is doing for an office in Bucharest (Contract Awards)

If you’re looking for a safer but effective disinfectant, this multi-surface botanical-based cleaner can kill 99% of germs in one step (Cleaning Equipment & Supplies » Products and Services)

Prevent outbreaks of Legionnaires’ — this on-site test detects Legionella bacteria in just 45 minutes (Products and Services » Safety and Health)

3 trends set to shape the professional cleaning and hygiene industry (Surveys and Trends)

See how solar plus an energy retrofit will help this county get near net-zero energy — at no cost to taxpayers (Contract Awards)