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MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

MSN Finds It's Not Easy Bein' Green

The survey found that overwhelmingly, almost 70% of the Americans surveyed say they would never limit toilet flushes to conserve water or use a kitchen...Read More...

IFMA Releases Strategic Facility Planning White Paper

IFMA Releases Strategic Facility Planning White Paper

This new white paper defines what strategic facility planning is and what it is not, using accepted business planning methodology and applying it to facility capital...Read More...

Solar Panels at Budweiser Brewery Now Providing Power

Solar Panels at Budweiser Brewery Now Providing Power

The Anheuser-Busch Fairfield brewery announced that more than six acres of photovoltaic solar arrays, installed and operated by SunEdison, are now generating the equivalent of approximately 3% of the brewery's electricity...Read More...

IFMA Survey Open: Identifying FM Responsibilities

IFMA Survey Open: Identifying FM Responsibilities

In February, IFMA launched the 2009 Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA)—an important undertaking for the purpose of identifying responsibilities and job activities shared by facility managers worldwide. IFMA is now entering the survey phase of the GJTA project, and the participation of active facility professionals is...Read More...

Global FM Launches World FM Day, August 28, 2009

Global FM Launches World FM Day, August 28, 2009

Global FM member organizations on five different continents will celebrate World FM Day by organizing events such as luncheons, seminars, and workshops, or by undertaking any other activity to celebrate and promote facilities...Read More...

IFMA Joins Group to Advise Department of Energy on High-Performance Green Building

IFMA Joins Group to Advise Department of Energy on High-Performance Green Building

IFMA has joined a consortium of other organizations from the building community that seeks to provide guidance and technical expertise on sustainability issues to the DOE's Building Technologies...Read More...

GSA Submits Economic Recovery Plans to Congress

GSA Submits Economic Recovery Plans to Congress

The GSA has submitted a $5.55 billion spending proposal highlighting the public building projects it plans to accomplish with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. IFMA is working with GSA as an industry partner to educate the public about GSA’s...Read More...

IFMA Announces New Council for City and Country Club Professionals

IFMA Announces New Council for City and Country Club Professionals

The City Country Clubs Council of IFMA gives facility professionals from public and private clubs offering recreational activities, event hosting, and gourmet dining a network to share resources, connect with other professionals, and benefit from continuing education...Read More...

IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady Announces Retirement

IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady Announces Retirement

President and CEO David J. Brady has announced he will retire from IFMA during the first quarter of 2010....Read More...

Autodesk Inventor Helps Designers Focus on World’s Largest Telescope

Autodesk Inventor Helps Designers Focus on World’s Largest Telescope

The telescope will be housed in an astronomical observatory created by Dynamic Structures, one of the world's premier providers of complex movable...Read More...