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In March 2010, the IFMA international sustainability committee (ISC) launched the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR® which encourages facility professionals to track energy consumption in facilities and embark on a continuous monitoring and energy improvement program.

Update—IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR®

Update—IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR®

In March 2010, the IFMA international sustainability committee (ISC) launched the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR® which encourages facility professionals to track energy consumption in facilities and embark on a continuous monitoring and energy improvement program.

Energy Efficiency Spending Rebounds

A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010.

Capital Chapter of IFMA Hosts Sustainability Summit

The Capital Chapter of IFMA today hosts a sustainability summit at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Earth Day, 4/22: 40 Ways to Go Green in the Workplace

Looking for ideas for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday April 22? Check out these suggestions from Jones Lang LaSalle executives.

Panel To Examine Energy Issues at IFMA Event Next Week

The Energy Forum, set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 during IFMA's Facility Fusion event in Philadelphia, will feature representatives from the National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council, General Services Administration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Architect of the Capitol, and Air Force.

ASBE and IFMA Conduct Executive Order Summit

ASBE and IFMA will conduct a half-day event TODAY to illustrate how federal facility managers can achieve sustainability goals set by President Obama in Executive Order 13514.

April Fools' Day: No Joking Matter

It seemed like a good idea at the time...a new study finds that April Fools' Day pranks are unsuitable for the office.

IFMA Foundation Announces International Student of the Year Award

The IFMA Foundation is pleased to introduce the International Student of the Year award program, which will be presented alongside the annual scholarships awarded at IFMA’s World Workplace.

OSRAM SYLVANIA Recognized by EPA and DOE for Ninth Year

The 2010 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency.

Global FM Launches Awards Program

The Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management 2010 will recognize efforts by individuals and groups in the facility management industry who have made a positive contribution to the knowledge, practical application and communication of strategies to improve the built environment.

The IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR

IFMA has created a master account within the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and asks facility professionals to create their own accounts, add information about their facilities, and share that information with IFMA.

Singapore Masters Program Encourages Sustainable FM

The need for the course has arisen out of the increasing call for more sustainable cities, especially in tropical zones such as Singapore, where more than 50% of carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to buildings.

Kimberly-Clark Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

For the second consecutive year, K-C will be recognized for its energy management practices and commitment to sustainable operations, resulting in significant energy and financial savings.

OSHA Issues Flu Directive for Healthcare Workers

In response to complaints, OSHA inspectors will ensure that healthcare employers implement a hierarchy of controls and encourage vaccination and other work practices recommended by the CDC.

Walmart Looks to Cut 20 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Walmart recently announced a goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015.

New Guide for No-Cost/Low-Cost Energy Savings

BetterBricks and the IFMA Foundation have joined forces to produce the “No-Cost/Low-Cost Guide Energy Savings Guide," a practical guide that provides facility managers with a roadmap of how to initiate strategies at their facility sites to reap immediate savings.

EuroFM releases FM Futures Report

EuroFM recently released its FM Futures Report, sponsored by IFMA. The document was created through multiple industry workshops throughout Europe, in locations including Helsinki, Finland; Manchester, England; and Zurich, Switzerland. Panels of European academics and FM practitioners gathered with the goal of developing a vision for the future of facility management.

New IFMA Community for Casino/Gaming Facility Managers

The new community will provide a network for gaming facility professionals to connect with one another and share resources through webinars, roundtables, benchmarking studies, and other continuing education opportunities.

Minus5 Bringing Ice to the Olympics

Minus5, who opened America's first ice lounge, will be debuting their new concept, The Minus5 Igloo, during the Winter Olympics. The portable ice lounges will be unveiled at Monk McQueen's Restaurant and Patio in Vancouver, BC and Monk's Grill at the base of Whistler Mountain beginning this week. The portable structures will be at both locations for the next two months.

IFMA Foundation Releases Effective Lighting Solutions Guide

Available as a free PDF download, Lighting Solutions gives an overview of several keys to lighting initiatives.

Philadelphia Hosts IFMA’s New Facility Fusion Conference

IFMA has combined its 2010 spring events into one conference, offering facility professionals a fusion of new ideas, best practices, and leadership and management training.

Online Registration Now Open for The TFM Show

The event is geared to meet the education, networking, and informational needs of facilities managers, architects, designers, specifiers, engineers, building owners, and professionals who design, build, operate, and renovate.

IFMA Releases 2010 FM Resource Guide

The International Facility Management Association has released its sixth annual FM Resource Guide, a comprehensive, easy-to-use listing of hundreds of facility-related companies, products and services organized by region and category.

Two Achievements in the Global FM Community

Brazil's facility management association celebrates five years and Global FM pioneer is honored in the UK.

Florida A&M University Going Green with Siemens

Through a $2.4 million energy savings performance contract now being executed by the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc., Florida A&M University (FAMU) is now on the path to a greener and more sustainable campus for the students and faculty.

IFMA Foundation Releases Higher Education Guide

The new guide provides a listing of all known facility management programs in North America.

The Top 10 Green Building Trends to Look for in 2010

While much of the last decade had all of us focused on shiny new green buildings as the silver bullet for the many environmental challenges in the built environment, the virtual collapse of new development has helped the industry to refocus on the real solution: greening existing buildings.

The Benefits of Low Cost Domestic Sourcing

Many companies have found that low cost domestic sourcing can offer a key solution, complement global strategies, and help both U.S. and foreign firms expand their reach in the U.S.

Survey Gauges Facility Managers’ Outlook on Water-related Issues

Looking ahead to what 2010 might bring, a new survey conducted last month asked facility managers and other building professionals about water conservation, water costs, and other related issues in their facilities in the coming year.

Shrinking Salaries? Not For Facility Managers!

A new survey indicates facility management is among the top 20 professions anticipating sizable salary increases in 2010.

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