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.
Members of Global FM once again invite all countries to join the celebration with the goal of raising the profession's profile around the globe — promoting facilities management’s ideals, not only within the profession and industry, but also among the governments and the general business community.
Increased attendance numbers bode well for the May 11-14 event in Philadelphia designed for the commercial building industry and senior executive facilities managers.
In March 2010, the IFMA international sustainability committee (ISC) launched the IFMA Energy Challenge: ENERGY STAR® which encourages facility professionals to track energy consumption in facilities and embark on a continuous monitoring and energy improvement program.
A survey of more than 1,400 North American executives and managers responsible for making investments and managing energy in commercial buildings found that planned investment in energy efficiency is expected to rebound in 2010.
The Capital Chapter of IFMA today hosts a sustainability summit at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Looking for ideas for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday April 22? Check out these suggestions from Jones Lang LaSalle executives.
The Energy Forum, set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13 during IFMA's Facility Fusion event in Philadelphia, will feature representatives from the National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council, General Services Administration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Architect of the Capitol, and Air Force.
ASBE and IFMA will conduct a half-day event TODAY to illustrate how federal facility managers can achieve sustainability goals set by President Obama in Executive Order 13514.
It seemed like a good idea at the time...a new study finds that April Fools' Day pranks are unsuitable for the office.
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.