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IFMA Announces 2009-2010 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

IFMA Announces 2009-2010 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

IFMA has announced its 2009-2010 executive committee and board of directors, which began their terms July...Read More...

World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo Brings Latest Workplace Trends and Innovations to Orlando

World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo Brings Latest Workplace Trends and Innovations to Orlando

Workplace professionals from around the world will meet in Orlando, Fla., to analyze the trends and new products impacting today’s built environment during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo, Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention...Read More...

American Clean Energy and Security Act Passes

American Clean Energy and Security Act Passes

The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which just passed the House in a close vote, is being seen by many energy and environmental advocates as an important step forward towards the comprehensive approach needed to reduce climate emissions and increase clean energy usage in the United...Read More...

Senior Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Chemical Facilities

Senior Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Chemical Facilities

This legislation makes CFATS permanent and enhances the program by making facilities, as a part of their vulnerability assessments, analyze how they can change their internal processes to reduce the consequences of a terrorist attack at their...Read More...

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on City Infrastructure

Clinton Climate Initiative Focuses on City Infrastructure

The program will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are “climate...Read More...

Tulsa Chapter of IFMA Takes New Approach to Summer Internship Program

Tulsa Chapter of IFMA Takes New Approach to Summer Internship Program

With the recent economic downturn, the prospect of finding employment this summer presents a challenge for students across the country, including those at Oklahoma State University. To one OSU student’s delight, the Tulsa Chapter of the International Facility Management Association has come to the rescue, offering her an internship with four local businesses whose employees are affiliated with the...Read More...

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response...Read More...

New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations

New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations

The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their...Read More...

The Greening of the Data Center

The Greening of the Data Center

The Obama administration's economic recovery package includes commitments to work towards a sustainable, energy efficient future. With the world's servers currently consuming some 408 MWh of electricity, the effort is certainly...Read More...

IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium

IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium

Facility management (FM) professionals pursuing IFMA credentials may wish to attend IFMA's 2009 Fall Symposium in Orlando,...Read More...