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A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.
ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.
Guest Contributor Stanley Trim examines how to leverage proven processes to manage GHGs.
CONSTRUCT, which will take place September 13 to 16, 2011, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, is accepting submissions for the 2011 education program until September 6, 2010.
The increased attendance numbers are attributed to the strong education program, CSI Convention participation, and the prominent exhibitors on the show floor.
This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.
New report from IFMA and TFM estimates that there are a total of 408,000 facility professionals working in the U.S. In addition to staffing tables, the report delves into factors that drive staffing, such as industry sector, facility size/type, and outsourcing practices.
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has announced that Dennis J. Hall, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, FAIA, SCIP, will assume presidency of the organization on July 1.
Guest Contributor Tony Stack explains how education facilities are the proving grounds for some professionals.
Increased attendance numbers bode well for the May 11-14 event in Philadelphia designed for the commercial building industry and senior executive facilities managers.
The American Red Cross and W.W. Grainger, Inc. recently welcomed Cisco as the newest participant in the “Ready When the Time Comes” corporate volunteer program.
Facility managers with sustainable actions in these three spheres can enter to win Zeftron nylon's 2010 Sustainable Practices Award.
The Association for Facilities Engineering is encouraging U.S. legislators to maintain year-round support for Earth Day objectives by enacting legislation to ensure federal facilities are operated at peak efficiency.
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.
Contributors Mike Singleton and Phil Wales explain how to reduce costs by aligning technology with best practices.
BEEP’s six on demand Webinars have been approved for a total of 12 GBCI CE hours and the four Webinars in the SOS series have been approved for a total of six GBCI CE hours, all counting toward the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.
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.
Winners are announced at the BIFM Awards, the biggest networking event in the UK. The closing date for entries is Friday, April 30, 2010.
Guest Contributor Gina Vitiello explains how LEED AP certification can give green buildings a boost.
A report released by Environmental Systems, Inc. in December 2009 is aimed at helping financial and operations professionals sort through sustainability information, understand trends, and visualize what is possible.
The show, which takes place May 11-14, will feature award winning Danish architect/author Bjarke Ingels who will chronicle how his architecture evolves from the collision of political, economical, social as well as unnamed and unforeseen interests.
This recently introduced analysis service is based on Andrews’ proprietary Security Effectiveness and Efficiency (SEE) methodology.
Earlier this month, seven of New York’s Capital Region commercial real estate properties were honored at a celebration of the area’s real estate industry.
The Building Energy Quotient Program has been launched by ASHRAE along with building industry groups and government agencies.
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.
The first annual Zeftron nylon Sustainable Practices Award recognizes facility, architect, and design professionals who employ and use sustainable practices at work, at home, and in their communities.
Guest Contributors Michael Jeppesen and Robert Pi̱on illustrate why and how sustainable renovations can boost ROI and property values.
USGBC has approved BOMI’s Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (Design II) course which will help LEED professionals satisfy their credentialing maintenance requirements.
The first day of The TFM Forum/LiveXchange got off to a breezy, yet upbeat start on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, FL. Events for the group began mid-day, with some opting to play golf and others heading off to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estate.
Guest Contributor Lee Kaufman examines the total site portfolio to consolidate sustainability investments.
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.
An online tool from Kimberly-Clark Professional can help facility managers reduce costs by selecting products that perform better and last longer.
In August, the 130 facilities staff members at East Stroudsburg University mixed business and pleasure in preparation for the coming academic year.
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.