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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...

Frank Booty's Facilities Management Handbook Now Available

The newly updated Facilities Management Handbook will be essential reading for professionals responsible for facilities, services provision, and health and safety in the... ...Read More...

Sixth Annual European Facility Management Conference Heads to Amsterdam

International perspectives will take center stage as facility and private-sector experts from around the world convene at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 16-17 for the sixth annual European Facility Management... ...Read More...

MSNBC Story Features IFMA Research and the Economy

When MSNBC workplace and career columnist Eve Tahmincioglu began her recent story on corporate layoffs resulting in “cubicle graveyards” full of unused office space, she looked to the International Facility Management Association for research to back up her... ...Read More...

FacilityBlog Exclusive: Deterring Birds from Hangars

This Web Exclusive is written by Jordan Fox on behalf of... ...Read More...

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

In what amounts to a “green” diplomatic effort, the U.S. Embassy in Panama is the second American Embassy built to meet the energy and environmental standards established by the... ...Read More...

Survey: Help Shape the Future of Building and Facility Operations

The Building Intelligence Group has been retained to conduct a research project on the issues and needs for operators and technicians involved with High Performance... ...Read More...

U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement... ...Read More...

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more... ...Read More...

IFMA Board Member to Serve on U.S. State Department Advisory Panel

William A. Rodgers, Jr. has been selected to advise the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations with information on the latest concepts, methods, best practices, and ideas affecting facility and property... ...Read More...