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FM Alert | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Energy efficiency needs will become the core business of all sectors of activity, which will require a drastic change in culture and way of doing business, but facility managers (fms) could take this opportunity to show how they can help companies reduce their carbon emissions.

Workshops Underline Value of FM In Low Carbon Economy

Workshops Underline Value of FM In Low Carbon Economy

Energy efficiency needs will become the core business of all sectors of activity, which will require a drastic change in culture and way of doing business, but facility managers (fms) could take this opportunity to show how they can help companies reduce their carbon emissions.

Oliver Elected To Vice Chair Of BOMA International

In this role, Oliver will concentrate primarily on BOMA membership activities for its 16,500-plus members while preparing to assume the position of chair-elect.

BOMA Elects 2012-2014 Executive Committee

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International elected six members to its Executive Committee.

World Workplace Asia, July 25-27

World Workplace Asia 2012 – Singapore will welcome facility practitioners and solutions providers from all over the world, representing aspects of the work environment

BOMA EER Benchmark Shows Income Increases

BOMA International's 2012 Experience Exchange Report hints at more sustained recovery for commercial real estate.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What IFMA Credential Should I Pursue?

CFM prep exam or FMP? I am not sure what I am ready for and would appreciate any advice or shared experiences.


Today is the fourth annual World FM Day! The core message of 2012's World FM Day is "celebrating success."

Introducing BOMA’s New Reference Resources

BOMA International has two new publications now available in the BOMA store.

BOMA International Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

For the first time, 10 individuals have been named 2012 BOMA Fellows for ongoing contributions to commercial real estate.

July 25-27: World Workplace Asia

Professionals in facility management (FM) will meet in Singapore at the Raffles City Convention Centre next month for IFMA's second annual World Workplace Asia...

Master of Science in Facility Management Program Announced for Fall 2012

As companies today are particularly focused on implementing cost-cutting measures to improve profitability, streamline operations, and compete globally, students in the program will learn the leadership and business skills necessary to respond to keep their facilities highly efficient and functional.

BOMA International Joins DHS Security Campaign

"If You See Something Say Something" program was launched by the DHS to help bolster security awareness and anti-terrorism efforts in buildings across the country.

FM ALERT: Any Plans For World FM Day?

See what others will be doing to highlight the profession on June 28, 2012.

Neil Wood: FMA Australia Facilities Manager Of The Year

The award was the highlight of the 2011 FMA Australia Awards for Excellence, recognizing leadership in facilities management throughout Australia.

May 23-25: European Facility Management Conference

Being held this year at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, the event will feature presentations from more than 50 FM experts from Europe and abroad.

New Guide Illustrates How To Measure Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint provides facility professionals with the tools they need to understand the carbon footprinting process, analyze their results, and plan for the future of their organizations.

Counting Down to World FM Day 2012, June 28

Let the countdown begin...only two months before World FM Day 2012!

Friday Funny: Management Mumbo Jumbo

While politicians are the true pros when it comes to Orwellian manipulation of language, representatives from big business are building a laughable linguistic stockpile of their own.

World Workplace 2012 Keynote Speakers Announced

Guy Kawasaki and Frank Abagnale have been named keynote speakers for World Workplace 2012.

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more importance.

April Is National Landscape Architecture Month

During the month of April, landscape architects will show their communities how they promote healthy living.

Survey Points To Efficiency Hurdles In Healthcare Facilities

Three primary issues are linked in the minds of facilities professionals, and a change in behavior and more education are needed in order to change these perceptions.

IREM Tightens Requirements For AMO Accreditation

The AMO® Code of Professional Ethics has been modified to complement the IREM Code of Professional Ethics. In the process, it has been made more rigorous and more reflective of industry standards.

San Antonio, Philadelphia to Host World Workplace 2012, 2013

World Workplace is headed to the Alamo City and City of Brotherly Love in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Guide Explains How To Implement Sustainable Practices Based On Government Guidelines

U.S. Government Policy Impacts and Opportunities for Facility Management is available online free of charge as part of IFMA's “Sustainability ‘How-to’ Guide" series.

Celebrate National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week (February 19-25) celebrates the contributions that engineers make to our society and encourages engineering as a career path among young students by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.

Chicago Hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion

The event will feature industry-leading keynote speaker presentations, 84 educational sessions, and an expo with more than 85 exhibiting companies.

IFMA Leads Broad Industry Coalition in Support of the Civilian Property Realignment Act

As the nation’s largest holder of real estate, the federal government has the opportunity and resources to influence the development and implementation of integrated building operation, maintenance, and space utilization practices.

Tafel Named IFMA Foundation Executive Director

Tafel will oversee the development of the foundation’s annual Balanced Scorecard, a strategic performance management tool; manage foundation research projects; oversee the foundation’s grant programs; and in coordination with the director of academic affairs, implement the annual foundation scholarship program.

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for 2013.

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