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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...

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

Hurricane Ike Anniversary is a Reminder to Prepare

The six month anniversary of Hurricane Ike is a reminder to all coastal residents of the very real threat they face from high winds and storm...Read More...

Pizza Fusion Unveils World’s First LEED® Certified Pizzeria

Pizza Fusion Unveils World’s First LEED® Certified Pizzeria

Pizza Fusion was recently awarded Gold and Silver certifications by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its first two restaurants built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications in Palm Beach Gardens and Weston, Florida. This recognition makes Pizza Fusion the first LEED certified pizzeria in the...Read More...

What Exactly Is A Smart Grid?

What Exactly Is A Smart Grid?

In 2009, the economic stimulus package included $54 billion for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid projects. What exactly does that all mean and how will it affect your...Read More...

Registration Open for IFMA’s World Workplace 2009!

Registration Open for IFMA’s World Workplace 2009!

The International Facility Management Association has opened registration for World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo! This event is one you don’t want to miss. Held Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., World Workplace brings industry leaders from the world's top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the work...Read More...

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running...Read More...

SunPower Completes Australia’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar System

SunPower Completes Australia’s Largest Roof-Mounted Solar System

SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency, solar cells, solar panels, and solar systems, has completed construction on a 305-kilowatt SunPower solar power system atop the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs, Northern Territory....Read More...

Starbucks Opens LEED® Certified Coffee Roasting Plant

Starbucks Opens LEED® Certified Coffee Roasting Plant

Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced the opening of its state-of-the-art roasting plant located in Calhoun County in central South Carolina. The facility employs 100 full-time Starbucks partners (employees) and supplies coffee to the company’s southeastern U.S. stores. The facility is also is an example of the company’s global commitment to green design and has been awarded LEED Silver certification for...Read More...