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A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.


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A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.

Professional-Development

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Professional-Development articles below.


Finalists In Smartest Building Challenge

A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Photo Index Of Maintenance & Renovations

ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.

Professional Development: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Guest Contributor Stanley Trim examines how to leverage proven processes to manage GHGs.

Call for Presentations Issued by CONSTRUCT

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.

CONSTRUCT and The TFM Show Attendance Grows

The increased attendance numbers are attributed to the strong education program, CSI Convention participation, and the prominent exhibitors on the show floor.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Performance Contracts, PACE Bonds, And More

This Q&A with Derek Supple, program director for global energy and sustainability at Johnson Controls, answers targeted questions from TFM.

IFMA and Today’s Facility Manager Team Up to Create Snapshot of Staffing Trends in Facility Management

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.

Dennis J. Hall to Take Office of CSI President

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.

Professional Development: Analyzing Facilities Leadership

Guest Contributor Tony Stack explains how education facilities are the proving grounds for some professionals.

CONSTRUCT and The TFM Show Attendance Tracking Up

Increased attendance numbers bode well for the May 11-14 event in Philadelphia designed for the commercial building industry and senior executive facilities managers.

American Red Cross Volunteer Program Gains Corporate Member

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.

Green At Work, Home, And In Community?

Facility managers with sustainable actions in these three spheres can enter to win Zeftron nylon's 2010 Sustainable Practices Award.

AFE Urges Enactment of Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act

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.

Singapore Masters Program Encourages Sustainable FM

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.

Professional Development: Best Practices On A Budget

Contributors Mike Singleton and Phil Wales explain how to reduce costs by aligning technology with best practices.

BOMA Approved as USGBC Education Provider

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.

New IFMA Community for Casino/Gaming Facility Managers

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.

BIFM Awards 2010 – Call for Entries

Winners are announced at the BIFM Awards, the biggest networking event in the UK. The closing date for entries is Friday, April 30, 2010.

Professional Development: Giving The Green Light On Legal Counsel

Guest Contributor Gina Vitiello explains how LEED AP certification can give green buildings a boost.

Navigating A Path To Sustainability

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.

Keynote For The TFM Show Announced

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Security Analysis By Andrews International

This recently introduced analysis service is based on Andrews’ proprietary Security Effectiveness and Efficiency (SEE) methodology.

Capital Region BOMA Awards

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.

Building Energy Labeling Pilot Program Launched

The Building Energy Quotient Program has been launched by ASHRAE along with building industry groups and government agencies.

Research Shows Link Between Odor and Behavior

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 Professionals Recognized By Zeftron nylon

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.

Professional Development: Green ROI

Guest Contributors Michael Jeppesen and Robert Pi̱on illustrate why and how sustainable renovations can boost ROI and property values.

Third BOMI Course Gets Approval from USGBC

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.

Day One: The TFM Forum/LiveXchange 2009

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.

Professional Development: Embrace Sustainability For The Bottom Line

Guest Contributor Lee Kaufman examines the total site portfolio to consolidate sustainability investments.

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Cost Savings Tune Up

An online tool from Kimberly-Clark Professional can help facility managers reduce costs by selecting products that perform better and last longer.

Team Building For ESU FM Staff

In August, the 130 facilities staff members at East Stroudsburg University mixed business and pleasure in preparation for the coming academic year.

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.

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