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The board will be chaired by Stephen Ballesty, the first person outside of North America to serve in that position for the foundation.
The IFMA Foundation will present $112,000 in scholarships to 33 facility management students during the World Workplace 2010 Conference & Expo, held October 27-29 in Atlanta, GA.
The IFMA Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven A. Lockwood as the foundation’s new director of academic affairs; it also regrets to announce the passing of longtime foundation supporter Norman Polsky.
America is reeling from a spate of recent workplace violence incidents that have rocked companies across the country.
The IFMA Foundation announces that Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore has joined 13 other universities as Accredited Degree Program institutions, IFMA Foundation-sanctioned providers of facility management degrees.
The Groundskeeper and the IFMA Foundation are pleased to announce the release of Sustainable Landscaping, a practical, real world guide on how to introduce and advance sustainable practices in landscaping.
The IFMA Foundation — a global leader in education and research for professionals in the built environment — has released “The Economics of Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate,” a practical, real-world study of the incentives and motivations of real estate managers to invest in energy efficiency retrofits. The white paper explains why some investments are made over others and presents an economic framework to evaluate competing capital investment decisions, including decisions between energy efficiency upgrades and cosmetic improvements. Among the paper’s findings: Commercial building owners often find the best return on investment in sustainable upgrades before a significant lease rollover; Public perception is a driving factor for many public companies considering energy efficiency improvements; and Owners are more likely to invest in energy efficient upgrades when tax incentives are in place. The paper includes a case study on energy efficiency retrofits at the Empire State Building, where project managers aim to reduce energy use by 38 percent. The case study details the eight projects selected among dozens and describes how managers arrived at a 38 percent energy savings goal. Relevant industry questions answered by the paper include: How does an energy efficiency improvement project get implemented? Who is the driver behind energy efficiency projects? What financial metrics are used to determine if a retrofit investment makes economic sense? How does a real estate manager choose among competing capital investments? The study’s authors are Kristian Peterson, director of consulting for Sustainability Roundtable, a member-based, shared-cost consulting and research consortium focused on real estate portfolio optimization geared toward greater sustainability; and Ross Gammill, director of commercial due diligence for Allonhill, a third-party due diligence and credit risk management provider. Peterson and Gammill interviewed decision makers throughout the real estate management chain, including property managers, asset managers, portfolio managers, and institutional owners and investors. They explore primary and secondary drivers of investment decisions and present a financial model to compare competing alternative capital investments. To request a copy of the report, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Eco of Sustainability” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The IFMA Foundation’s inaugural International Student of the Year award — established to compliment the foundation’s longstanding annual scholarships — will be presented at IFMA’s World Workplace 2010 in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A., and annually thereafter.
IFMA Foundation Director of Academic Affairs Charles N. Claar, P.E., CFM, CFMJ, will formally retire this fall after 10 years of service to IFMA and the IFMA Foundation. With Claar’s retirement, the role of director of academic affairs is open.
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.