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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...

FM Alert Launched!

FM Alert Launched!

Published regularly with exclusive content, FM Alert will keep industry professionals up to date on breaking news, emerging trends, and the latest innovations and...Read More...

IFMA Announces Global Job Task Analysis Project

IFMA Announces Global Job Task Analysis Project

IFMA's education department hopes to define and advance facility management globally by identifying a universal body of knowledge that forms the foundation of the...Read More...

IFMA Kicks Off FM-3D Conference on Monday, Feb. 23

IFMA Kicks Off FM-3D Conference on Monday, Feb. 23

Hear expert advice from some of the most prominent speakers in the industry, and find out which methods for success they have adopted...Read More...

World’s Most Innovative Ecoresort to Be Built on Monterey Coastline

World’s Most Innovative Ecoresort to Be Built on Monterey Coastline

To be located on a degraded former sand mining site, Monterey Bay Shores Ecoresort will be an environmentally friendly development that will provide visitors, tourists, and residents with an ideal green living environment as well as educational facilities for instruction on sustainability and environmental...Read More...

Sustainability Demands the Focus of New IFMA Course

Sustainability Demands the Focus of New IFMA Course

"Sustainable FM: A Practitioner's Guide to Greening Your Facility," IFMA's most in-demand session, will assist facility managers lead sustainability efforts and take practical actions to justify their...Read More...

New Sustainability Summit Highlights IFMA’s FM-3D Conference

New Sustainability Summit Highlights IFMA’s FM-3D Conference

  The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is bringing three of its most interactive, content rich educational and networking events to San Diego, CA, during its second annual FM-3D conference, which will be held February 23-25, 2009 at the U.S. Grant Hotel. FM-3D provides facility professionals with three days of education, strategy, and leadership training—combined with tours of cutting-edge...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Most Bizarre Boss Behaviors

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Most Bizarre Boss Behaviors

They lie, they cry, they yell a lot. They’re bad bosses, and 43% of workers reported they have quit a job to get away from...Read More...

Registration Begins For IFMA’s World Workplace 2009

Registration Begins For IFMA’s World Workplace 2009

After a successful 2008 show in Dallas, IFMA will be bringing 2009 edition of World Workplace to...Read More...