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For many hiring managers, evaluating a job applicant may feel like going on a blind date: the applicant looks good on paper but disappoints in person.

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Latest: Survey: Candidates With Strong Resumes Often Fail to Meet Expectations in Interview - For many hiring managers, evaluating a job applicant may feel like going on a blind date: the applicant looks good on paper but disappoints in person.

Survey: Candidates With Strong Resumes Often Fail to Meet Expectations in Interview

For many hiring managers, evaluating a job applicant may feel like going on a blind date: the applicant looks good on paper but disappoints in person.

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.

Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere is Renamed Willis Tower

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was renamed Willis Tower in a changing of the guard that underscores Chicago’s increasing importance as a major global financial and business center.

IFMA Announces New Chapter in Trinidad and Tobago

The chapter was formed to promote the facility management profession and educational opportunities to IFMA stakeholders throughout the Caribbean island nation and surrounding areas.

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and cogeneration).

Chipotle Mexican Grill First Restaurant Ever to Receive Platinum Level LEED® Certification

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it has been awarded Platinum level LEED® certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Gurnee, IL.

World FM Day Reminder: August 28, 2009

Facility management associations around the world will recognize the contributions facility management makes to the workplace as they celebrate the first ever World FM Day on 28 August, 2009.

IFMA And TFM Request Responses To FM Staffing Survey

Responses should be submitted by Monday, July 13, 2009.

IFMA Announces 2009-2010 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

IFMA has announced its 2009-2010 executive committee and board of directors, which began their terms July 1.

World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo Brings Latest Workplace Trends and Innovations to Orlando

Workplace professionals from around the world will meet in Orlando, Fla., to analyze the trends and new products impacting today’s built environment during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.

American Clean Energy and Security Act Passes

The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which just passed the House in a close vote, is being seen by many energy and environmental advocates as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United States.

Senior Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Chemical Facilities

This legislation makes CFATS permanent and enhances the program by making facilities, as a part of their vulnerability assessments, analyze how they can change their internal processes to reduce the consequences of a terrorist attack at their facility.

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on City Infrastructure

The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate positive.”

Tulsa Chapter of IFMA Takes New Approach to Summer Internship Program

With the recent economic downturn, the prospect of finding employment this summer presents a challenge for students across the country, including those at Oklahoma State University. To one OSU student’s delight, the Tulsa Chapter of the International Facility Management Association has come to the rescue, offering her an internship with four local businesses whose employees are affiliated with the chapter.

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.

New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations

The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their thermostats higher or lower by an average of one degree Fahrenheit, compared to data from three years ago, in an effort to minimize energy use and cut costs.

The Greening of the Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly needed.

IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium

Facility management (FM) professionals pursuing IFMA credentials may wish to attend IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium in Orlando, FL.

Frank Booty's Facilities Management Handbook Now Available

The newly updated Facilities Management Handbook will be essential reading for professionals responsible for facilities, services provision, and health and safety in the workplace.

Sixth Annual European Facility Management Conference Heads to Amsterdam

International perspectives will take center stage as facility and private-sector experts from around the world convene at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 16-17 for the sixth annual European Facility Management Conference.

MSNBC Story Features IFMA Research and the Economy

When MSNBC workplace and career columnist Eve Tahmincioglu began her recent story on corporate layoffs resulting in “cubicle graveyards” full of unused office space, she looked to the International Facility Management Association for research to back up her claims.

FacilityBlog Exclusive: Deterring Birds from Hangars

The threat that birds can pose to life was demonstrated by the safe emergency landing of the U.S. Airways passenger jet in New York City’s Hudson River. The threat was further emphasized when commercial airline crews reported more than two dozen emergency landings, aborted takeoffs and other scary incidents due to collisions with birds.

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

In what amounts to a “green” diplomatic effort, the U.S. Embassy in Panama is the second American Embassy built to meet the energy and environmental standards established by the USGBC.

Survey: Help Shape the Future of Building and Facility Operations

The Building Intelligence Group has been retained to conduct a research project on the issues and needs for operators and technicians involved with High Performance buildings.

U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more efficient.

IFMA Board Member to Serve on U.S. State Department Advisory Panel

William A. Rodgers, Jr. has been selected to advise the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations with information on the latest concepts, methods, best practices, and ideas affecting facility and property management.

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works.

IFMA's Spring Symposium: May 12-15, 2009

Held at the Renaissance Charlotte, NC, SouthPark Hotel, the 2009 Spring Symposium will offer five of the nine core competency courses necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the profession.

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, and the International Facility Management Association will release the results of the third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) on May 6 at 10 a.m. (CST) via Webcast.

IFMA Goes to Washington

Members of the U.S. Congress and representatives from IFMA met to discuss energy efficiency and high performance federal buildings last week during IFMA Advocacy Day.

Swine Flu: Key Facts for Facility Professionals

On Sunday (4/26/09), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared a public health emergency in a bid to stop the spread of a swine flu virus. As of today (4/28/09), the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert level based on newly gathered data.

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

The survey found that overwhelmingly, almost 70% of the Americans surveyed say they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen compost.

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