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.
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.
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.
This year’s IFMA Foundation Trustees Awards were given to Bentley Prince Street and Graphic Systems Inc.
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.
The new offering will be part of the school’s Real Estate Finance and Development program in the UTSA College of Business.
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.
Chris Hodges, principal of FEA and an active member of IFMA, has authored this first guide, entitled "Getting Started."
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).
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.
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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.
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.
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 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.
Global FM member organizations on five continents are celebrating this first annual event with luncheons, seminars, and workshops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.