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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

City & Country Clubs Council of IFMA Partners with Club Managers Association of America

The City & Country Clubs Council of IFMA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Club Managers Association of America, a professional association of nearly 7,000 managers of city, country, golf, yacht and athletic clubs.

New Survey Reveals School Districts Cutting Spending Due to Rising Energy Costs

Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new “School Energy and Environment Survey” from Honeywell and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills.

Google FMs from Around the Globe Join IFMA

IFMA recently secured a group membership agreement with search engine giant Google that has led to 27 of the company’s facility managers joining the association.

Call for Presentations: World Workplace 2010

IFMA invites members of the facility management profession to submit a proposal to be considered as a presenter for IFMA’s World Workplace 2010 Conference & Expo. Proposals will be accepted until 1/8/10.

FEA, IFMA Foundation Release EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Guide

Facility Engineering Associates (FEA), in partnership with the IFMA Foundation, has released a new publication detailing how to utilize EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the second publication in the IFMA Foundation's sustainability guide series.

IFMA Names Tony Keane President and CEO

IFMA has appointed Anthony “Tony” J. Keane, CAE, as the association’s new president and CEO. Keane’s first day will be January 18, 2010.

IFMA Foundation Names Trustees Award Winners

This year’s IFMA Foundation Trustees Awards were given to Bentley Prince Street and Graphic Systems Inc.

Your Company May Not Be Recession Proof Yet Your Attitude Is

Across the country, financial experts are debating when the global economic recession will end. While business leaders continue to navigate through these challenging times, it is critical to remember there is one thing that is recession proof—your attitude.

IFMA President and CEO Honored by FMA Australia

David J. Brady, president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association and IFMA Foundation trustee, has been awarded Honorary Membership in the Facility Management Association of Australia.

IFMA Names 2009 Awards of Excellence Winners

IFMA has announced the winners of its Awards of Excellence, which recognize groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the facility management profession and the association.

IFMA Names 2009 Class of Fellows

Established to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession, the fellowship program creates an elite core of respected leaders who act as advisers to—and ambassadors of—the association.

IFMA Foundation to Award $66,000 in Scholarships at World Workplace 2009

The IFMA Foundation will present $66,000 in scholarships to 27 facility management students during the World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, held Oct. 7-9 in Orlando, FL.

Facility Managers and Workplace Violence Prevention

The recent death of Yale graduate student Annie Le and the subsequent arrest of lab technician Raymond J. Clark III — who is alleged to have murdered her — has thrust the topic of workplace violence back into the national headlines.

IFMA Awards Highest Honor to OSCRE CEO

In late August 2009, OSCRE announced that IFMA had awarded OSCRE CEO Andy Fuhrman the Association's highest honor and designation of IFMA Fellow.

New Student Center Incorporates Sustainability and Technology

The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.

Provide Your Facility Management Answers and Insight in a Brief Online Survey

On Friday, Aug. 28, organizations throughout the world celebrated World FM Day by holding public events on five different continents to bring attention to the important role facility management plays in the business world and in promoting sustainability.

Catherine Pavick Appointed IFMA VP Of Education

Pavick will now sit on IFMA’s senior strategy team (SST) with IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer R. Alan Thomas, CAE; Vice President of Administration Linda Beverly, CAE; and Vice President of Communications Donald Young, APR.

EPA Announces Houses of Worship Can Now Earn ENERGY STAR® Label and Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

America’s houses of worship can now earn the ENERGY STAR label, joining the nation’s schools, hospitals, hotels and other facilities in their efforts to fight climate change, save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

IFMA Study: Going From Hot To Cold (And Back Again)

IFMA has released "Temperature Wars: Savings vs. Comfort," a new study that takes an in-depth look at the most common thermal complaints made by workers and the variety of ways facility professionals respond to them.

Today Is World FM Day!

Global FM member organizations on five continents are celebrating this first annual event with luncheons, seminars, and workshops.

Touring Orlando Facilities

Workplace professionals will have the chance to experience Orlando firsthand during exclusive tours of Walt Disney World Resort, Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants Corporate Headquarters, JetBlue University, Lincoln Plaza, and the Orange County Convention Center.

IFMA Announces New Religious Facilities Community of Practice and Hosts Introductory Webinar

The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Religious Facilities Community, a new community of practice devoted to those who work as full-time, part-time or volunteer facility managers in their houses of worship. IFMA’s communities of practice are organized special interest groups that unite members of specific industries not represented by the association’s councils.

IFMA Foundation Executive Committee and Board

Members of the IFMA Foundation board of trustees serve a two year term and are tasked with managing the foundation and guiding it in its efforts to serve the facility management profession through education, research, and scholarships.

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