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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.


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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.

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FEA, IFMA Foundation Release EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Guide

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.

Nation's Oldest Buildings Ripe For 'Green' Initiatives

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.

CityCenter Named Best Commercial Project of 2009 by FSC-US

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: Workers Willing to Sacrifice Comfort to Save Energy

Survey also finds that nearly four in five participants (78%) are less productive at work when they are too hot or too cold.

IFMA Names Tony Keane President and CEO

IFMA has appointed Anthony “Tony” J. Keane, CAE, as the association’s new president and CEO. Keane’s first day will be January 18, 2010.

IFMA Foundation Names Trustees Award Winners

This year’s IFMA Foundation Trustees Awards were given to Bentley Prince Street and Graphic Systems Inc.

Your Company May Not Be Recession Proof Yet Your Attitude Is

Across the country, financial experts are debating when the global economic recession will end. While business leaders continue to navigate through these challenging times, it is critical to remember there is one thing that is recession proof—your attitude.

UTSA to Offer New Minor in Facility Management

The new offering will be part of the school’s Real Estate Finance and Development program in the UTSA College of Business.

IFMA President and CEO Honored by FMA Australia

David J. Brady, president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association and IFMA Foundation trustee, has been awarded Honorary Membership in the Facility Management Association of Australia.

IFMA Foundation Sustainability "How-To Guides" Launched

Chris Hodges, principal of FEA and an active member of IFMA, has authored this first guide, entitled "Getting Started."

Frito-Lay North America Headquarters Achieves LEED Gold

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America recently announced its Plano, TX, headquarters has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

First LEED®-Built Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Wellness Center Now Open

The eco-conscious Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification and provide a slate of new conveniences for frequent travelers, is now open in the heart of Charlotte’s thriving uptown district.

IFMA Names 2009 Awards of Excellence Winners

IFMA has announced the winners of its Awards of Excellence, which recognize groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to the facility management profession and the association.

IFMA Names 2009 Class of Fellows

Established to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession, the fellowship program creates an elite core of respected leaders who act as advisers to—and ambassadors of—the association.

IFMA Foundation to Award $66,000 in Scholarships at World Workplace 2009

The IFMA Foundation will present $66,000 in scholarships to 27 facility management students during the World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, held Oct. 7-9 in Orlando, FL.

BOMI And IFMA Foundation Standardize Industry Lingo

BOMI will merge its 343-page Dictionary of the Built Environment, consisting of more than 4,500 terms, with the existing FMpedia, an online glossary for the facility management industry developed by the IFMA Foundation.

Facility Managers and Workplace Violence Prevention

The recent death of Yale graduate student Annie Le and the subsequent arrest of lab technician Raymond J. Clark III — who is alleged to have murdered her — has thrust the topic of workplace violence back into the national headlines.

New Student Center Incorporates Sustainability and Technology

The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.

FM Alert: Get Noticed!

Each year, Today's Facility Manager sponsors the annual Facility Executive of the Year competition. This honor recognizes the achievements of an individual involved in a recent, single construction or renovation project.

Provide Your Facility Management Answers and Insight in a Brief Online Survey

On Friday, Aug. 28, organizations throughout the world celebrated World FM Day by holding public events on five different continents to bring attention to the important role facility management plays in the business world and in promoting sustainability.

Catherine Pavick Appointed IFMA VP Of Education

Pavick will now sit on IFMA’s senior strategy team (SST) with IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer R. Alan Thomas, CAE; Vice President of Administration Linda Beverly, CAE; and Vice President of Communications Donald Young, APR.

EPA Announces Houses of Worship Can Now Earn ENERGY STAR® Label and Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

America’s houses of worship can now earn the ENERGY STAR label, joining the nation’s schools, hospitals, hotels and other facilities in their efforts to fight climate change, save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

IFMA Study: Going From Hot To Cold (And Back Again)

IFMA has released "Temperature Wars: Savings vs. Comfort," a new study that takes an in-depth look at the most common thermal complaints made by workers and the variety of ways facility professionals respond to them.

Today Is World FM Day!

Global FM member organizations on five continents are celebrating this first annual event with luncheons, seminars, and workshops.

Workplace Deaths Decline, but Suicides on the Rise

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that workplace-related fatalities fell by 10 percent in 2008. Last year there were 5,071 fatal work injuries in the U.S., down from 5,657 deaths in 2007. The new fatality figure represents the smallest total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program was initiated in 1992. The new rate is 3.6 fatal work injuries per 100,000 full-time workers, down from 4 fatal work injuries per 100,000 last year.

Touring Orlando Facilities

Workplace professionals will have the chance to experience Orlando firsthand during exclusive tours of Walt Disney World Resort, Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants Corporate Headquarters, JetBlue University, Lincoln Plaza, and the Orange County Convention Center.

IFMA Announces New Religious Facilities Community of Practice and Hosts Introductory Webinar

The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Religious Facilities Community, a new community of practice devoted to those who work as full-time, part-time or volunteer facility managers in their houses of worship. IFMA’s communities of practice are organized special interest groups that unite members of specific industries not represented by the association’s councils.

Are Google’s Images a Security Threat, Invasion of Privacy or Useful Tool?

Google is often revered (and reviled) for its Street View images, which offer anyone with an Internet connection direct access to detailed photos of homes and buildings around the world.

IT Up or Down These Days?

The slowing economy is having very little effect on demand for IT services, while driving improvements in energy efficiency and resource utilization, according to a recently released report.

Report Shows Hotel Guests Prefer Green

A recently released report by J.D. Power and Associates, the 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, showed, among other things, that green hotels made great strides in awareness, guest satisfaction, and participation in sustainable programs since the previous reporting period in 2008.

Improved Efficiency and Citywide Wi-Fi Come to Hollywood

Dubbed Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation, the free outdoor Wi-Fi system will improve the efficiency of numerous city departments including Public Utilities, Police, Code Enforcement, and Building.

College Athletic Departments Playing Catch-up on Sustainability

New report shows that the commitment to sustainability is lower among athletic departments than compared to their institutions as a whole and to professional sports teams.

Existing Buildings Highlighted at ASHRAE Summer Meeting

“The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today,” said Gordon Holness, ASHRAE president. “If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use, it is through renovation of existing building stock.

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.

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