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In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your area?


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In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your area?

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What Exactly Is A Smart Grid?

In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your area?

Registration Open for IFMA’s World Workplace 2009!

The International Facility Management Association has opened registration for World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo! This event is one you don’t want to miss. Held Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., World Workplace brings industry leaders from the world's top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the work environment.

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

SunPower Completes Australia’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar System

SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency, solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems, has completed construction on a 305-kilowatt SunPower solar power system atop the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Starbucks Opens LEED® Certified Coffee Roasting Plant

Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced the opening of its state-of-the-art roasting plant located in Calhoun County in central South Carolina. The facility employs 100 full-time Starbucks partners (employees) and supplies coffee to the company’s southeastern U.S. stores. The facility is also is an example of the company’s global commitment to green design and has been awarded LEED Silver certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

FM Alert Launched!

Published regularly with exclusive content, FM Alert will keep industry professionals up to date on breaking news, emerging trends, and the latest innovations and insights.

IFMA Announces Global Job Task Analysis Project

IFMA's education department hopes to define and advance facility management globally by identifying a universal body of knowledge that forms the foundation of the profession.

IFMA Kicks Off FM-3D Conference on Monday, Feb. 23

Hear expert advice from some of the most prominent speakers in the industry, and find out which methods for success they have adopted internally.

World’s Most Innovative Ecoresort to Be Built on Monterey Coastline

To be located on a degraded former sand mining site, Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort will be an environmentally friendly development that will provide visitors, tourists, and residents with an ideal green living environment as well as educational facilities for instruction on sustainability and environmental principles.

Sustainability Demands the Focus of New IFMA Course

"Sustainable FM: A Practitioner's Guide to Greening Your Facility," IFMA's most in-demand session, will assist facility managers lead sustainability efforts and take practical actions to justify their programs.

New Sustainability Summit Highlights IFMA’s FM-3D Conference

  The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is bringing three of its most interactive, content rich educational and networking events to San Diego, CA, during...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Most Bizarre Boss Behaviors

They lie, they cry, they yell a lot. They’re bad bosses, and 43% of workers reported they have quit a job to get away from them.

Registration Begins For IFMA’s World Workplace 2009

After a successful 2008 show in Dallas, IFMA will be bringing 2009 edition of World Workplace to Orlando.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Creative Career Building Techniques

As the job market tightens, job seekers are becoming more creative in their efforts to attract the attention of potential employers.

Brownfield Redevelopment Projects Qualify for Economic Development Incentives and USGBC LEED Points

With a new Administration on the horizon, the environmental movement and a trend towards sustainable development practices could soon dominate community development strategies at both federal and state levels.

Convention Center Service Reaps Reward For Children’s Agency

This past December, an international association of insurance and financial services professionals presented a donation to The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans on behalf of the staff of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

FMA Australia Adopts IFMA’s CFM, FMP Credentials

International partnership is next step in expanding Partners in FM excellence agreement.

Airport Facilities Council of IFMA Announces 2008 Award Winners

Second annual awards handed out to honor facilities management at airports of various sizes.

‘Hospital Of The Future’ Report Urges Major Changes

Joint Commission report proposes principles, actions to guide future hospital development.

One Out of Four Workers Have Encountered Employment Discrimination

More than one in four American adults – 27% – say they have encountered employment discrimination, and with unemployment rising and competition in the workplace increasing, it’s getting even tougher to get a job – or get ahead – in today’s market.

Emerging Property Market Downturn Accelerates Except in China

The property market in China is showing more resilience while India has been hard hit by the global economic downturn.

Further Softening in U.S. Warehouse Market During Q3

This ongoing notable weakness suggests that the industrial real estate market will continue to be impacted by recessionary conditions.

IFMA Names 2008 Awards of Excellence Winners

Nineteen awards handed out at concluding ceremony to 2008 World Workplace Conference and Expo.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: 10/16/08 Is National Boss Day (Unless You Work For A “Seagull Manager”)

If you are unfortunate enough to be working for a seagull manager, perhaps a copy of this article should find its way onto his or her desk on National Boss’s Day.

IFMA Names 2008 Fellows

The fellowship program was established in 1992 to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession.

New Report On Workplace Violence Focuses On Role Of Facility Managers

The report was made possible through contributions donated in memory of W. David Beverly, the late husband of Linda Beverly, CAE, IFMA’s vice president of administration. A long-time engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, David Beverly was killed on April 20, 2007, at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, by a contract engineer who shot him and held another coworker hostage before committing suicide.

IFMA Announces New Floor Measurement Standard

New standard eliminates overlaps with BOMA and IFMA.

Air Force Captain Achieves IFMA First

Captain Walter L. Miller becomes first Air Force member to earn credential.

New Research Shows Employers Offering More Amenity Options

Companies are offering employees a wider range of amenities than in years past, according to results from a recent International Facility Management Association study....

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