FMLink Newsletter — Sustainability — September 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 August 20 through September 16, 2020.


Benchmarking for outsourcers, with a focus on energy consumption (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Restroom care in the age of COVID-19 (Magazines » ISSA Today)
How to meet new cleaning protocols and public hygiene expectations

For those reopening buildings, ASHRAE updates ventilation and occupancy guidelines so you can avoid running your HVAC 24/7 (Publications)

How to accommodate future climate change within your landscape (Sustainability » FEA (Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.))
What you must know now to be prepared for predicted changes to climate and extreme weather events

If you’re looking for green practices that have really worked, see what New York State is doing (Surveys and Trends)

Smart restrooms deliver hygiene and more (Magazines » ISSA Today)
5 benefits of smart restrooms that are especially important during a pandemic

Did you know disinfection can harm you? See this best practices guide for schools from Green Seal, HSC (Publications)

Find out how CEOs’ attitudes and agenda have changed since COVID-19 (Surveys and Trends)


To make sure your custodians know how to clean safely and effectively, see what these property service workers are doing for training (Associations and Organizations)

See how you can monitor ventilation and quickly make changes with this updated analytics dashboard (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

UVC PureLight 360 disinfection device

For a safe way to kill up to 99.9% of germs on surfaces, check out this hybrid UVC/LED disinfection device (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

Find out how you can meet COVID-19 ventilation needs without having to make manual adjustments to each system (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

To make sure your disinfectant covers surfaces effectively, see what these facilities use to make theirs “stick” (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)

Want to inactivate 99.99% of viruses without upgrading your HVAC? This ceiling-mounted filtration system uses germicidal UV (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

See how you can integrate high-volume ceiling fans into your building management system via these new control features (HVAC/IAQ » Products and Services)

If you need scratch-resistant, easy-to-clean, low-VOC flooring, check out LG Hausys America’s new offerings (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

For safe, eco-friendly disinfectants along with sector-specific training, see this new partnership (Cleaning Equipment, Supplies & Technology » Products and Services)