Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. FM Alert articles below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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, 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.
Available as a free PDF download, Lighting Solutions gives an overview of several keys to lighting initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil's facility management association celebrates five years and Global FM pioneer is honored in the UK.
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.
The new guide provides a listing of all known facility management programs in North America.
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.
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.
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.
A new survey indicates facility management is among the top 20 professions anticipating sizable salary increases in 2010.
The work is part of the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to improved accountability, transparency, and service to the American public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forty-four percent of people update their resume less than once a year and nearly one-in-five haven't updated their resume in over two years. Whether currently in an active job search or satisfied with one's current career, Right Management recommends always keeping your resume updated.
The odor in a room is enough to elicit a stronger impulse towards fairness, and researchers believe there is a correlation between hygiene and decency based on an increase in ethical behavior when the scent of a fruit scented cleaner filled a room.
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.
DC has, on average, the oldest commercial buildings among the states, according to a new study conducted by SMR Research Corp. Older buildings are those most likely to have the greatest potential for energy efficiency improvements.
The Forest Stewardship Council-US (FSC-US) has honored CityCenter in Las Vegas as the best commercial project of 2009 in the fifth annual Designing & Building with FSC Awards.
Survey also finds that nearly four in five participants (78%) are less productive at work when they are too hot or too cold.