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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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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!

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...