• 10 Oct 2018
    • 38 views

    Announcement for Council and Community Facility Professionals

    IFMA and the Knowledge Library team have been working to bring you an incredible opportunity to showcase your hard work and dedication as a facility management professional within your industry. As a council or community leader , you have likely encountered a problem that you've found an effective solution for. And, someone else could be facing that very same problem right now. That’s where YOU come in! We...
    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 24 views

    October's Featured Author: Paul Djuric

    Check out this incredible piece from author Paul Djuric. Paul Djuric is October's featured author, recognized for having one of the most innovative content pieces in the Knowledge Library while making valuable contributions to the important topics of IoT and the importance of being prepared with cyber security solutions in the FM world. Cyber Threat and The FM solution This white paper explores the threats posed...
    • 1 Oct 2018
    • 452 views

    October Content Spotlight: Leadership and Strategy

    Leaders are found at all levels of an organization. Whether you lead a team, a project or the whole shebang, you're in a position to inspire and influence your organization, ignite and manage change, elevate business performance and enhance the workplace experience. Browse the following content on improving processes and making a difference through workplace, culture and staffing strategies. Search the library by...
    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 56 views

    Why Should your Content be in the Knowledge Library: We Want Your Content!

    The Knowledge Library was born in 2015 out of a request from our members. Since then, the Knowledge Library continues to grow and evolve as additional content comes in. The Knowledge Library has become a resource for many FMs around the world and that is thanks to the many authors that have written and sent their content our way. The content published in the Knowledge Library is carefully reviewed for value, quality,...
    • 5 Sep 2018
    • 107 views

    September's Featured Author: Chris Hodges

    Check out this incredible content collection from author Chris Hodges. Chris Hodges is September's featured author, recognized for being one of the most prolific authors of the Knowledge Library and has made incredible contributions to the topics of sustainability in facility management. Sustainable FM Getting Started The basics of sustainable facility management, including an outline of essential strategies and...
    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 531 views

    September featured topic: Human factors

    Your management of place has a direct impact on the people inside. Equally, the needs and expectations of people within the built environment directly influence the development, operations and experience of place. The human factor plays an essential role in the performance and goals of the organization and in creating the workplace of the future. Browse content to better facilitate elevated workplace experiences. Search...
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 116 views

    7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Knowledge Library

    The world seems to be moving faster than ever and it's made us busier than ever, struggling to save time and energy wherever we can. So, to help you do that, we’ve put together a few quick tips on how to get the most out of the Knowledge Library so you can find the content you need as quickly as possible. Tip # 1 - Save the site to your bookmark bar The best way to stay updated on the latest content from...
    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 149 views

    We Want to Hear from You!

    The Knowledge Library Team wants to know what you think of the Knowledge Library. Our goal is to make this space an enjoyable experience for you and most importantly provide you with a platform that equips you for any situation in the workplace. Your feedback is essential and helps us create new and refreshing ways to grow and improve the Knowledge Library. Please take a brief moment to answer a few questions for us...
    • 1 Aug 2018
    • 561 views

    August 2018 Featured Topic: Emergency Planning and Business Continuity

    From natural disasters to active threats and cyberattacks, preparedness is key to protecting lives and property. Having a recognition, response and recovery strategy is critical to resuming operations after a crisis. Learn how remote employees, technology, facility assessment checklists and other resources are a vital part of your business resilience strategy. Search the library by Category > Emergency Planning and...
    • 1 Jul 2018
    • 551 views

    Featured Content for July: Finance and business

    Your ability to effectively demonstrate and communicate how facility management impacts your organization’s operations, performance and bottom line supports your position as a strategic business partner. Browse this month’s content for insights into improving procedures, optimizing resources, collaborating with teams, applying good business practices and preventing fraud. Search the library by Category >...
    • 1 Jun 2018
    • 643 views

    Featured Content for June: Real Estate and Property Management

    From workplace strategy and building portfolio management, to location decisions and enhancing the aesthetics of commercial properties, best practices for leveraging property to achieve business objectives are increasingly important to strategic facility management. Browse this month’s selection of articles, research, podcasts and presentations. Want more? Consider becoming a registered user or IFMA member to...
    • 14 May 2018
    • 732 views

    Happy World FM Day

    *Content has now been moved back to the Knowledge Pass Access Level.* We are celebrating World FM Day the entire week! Facility management professionals are vital to creating and maintaining the built environment and the Knowledge Library is thrilled to be part of the celebration. We see and appreciate all your behind-the-scenes efforts and long hours to provide safe productive environments — not just this week...
    • 30 Apr 2018
    • 569 views

    Featured Content for May: Operations and Maintenance

    Operations and maintenance (O&M) may seem routine; but protecting life and property and ensuring optimal performance of your facility now and into the future is anything but humdrum. Browse O&M-related content for guidance on keeping your facility, its systems and equipment, and occupants/users safe, compliant and operating at peak efficiency. Want more? Consider becoming a registered user or IFMA member to...
    • 2 Apr 2018
    • 585 views

    Featured Content for April: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

    Implementing sustainable practices to meet environmental goals and standards can be as simple as changing a lightbulb or as progressive as rainwater harvesting. Greening your facility can involve a broad range of projects, strategies and products. The Knowledge Library provides research, tools and guidance on implementing, measuring and monitoring sustainable FM programs. Want more? Consider becoming a registered user...
    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 212 views

    Energy Efficiency Improvements with LED Lighting

    Justin Stouch, Stouch Lighting Retrofitting your current lighting with an energy efficient LED solution can save you up to 80% in annual (recurring) energy costs. The savings are so significant that you can finance the replacement of your legacy lighting with the cost savings you will realize from retrofitting your facilities with modern LED technology. When evaluating energy savings from advanced LED lights it’s...
    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 367 views

    The FM Innovator Podcast

    “The FM Innovator” is a weekly podcast hosted by Mike Petrusky where he and various FM industry leaders discuss workplace trends, challenges, and the future of the built environment. Petrusky has graciously granted the Knowledge Library access to each episode. To search available episodes simply type “ FM Innovator ” in the Title/Keyword search box or follow this link . Happy Learning!
    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 196 views

    The Knowledge Library Honors Top Performing Authors for 2017

    This spring the Knowledge Library hosted its first author appreciation and recognition. Over the course of three years since the launch of the KL so much has changed, but the one constant has been the amazing volunteers who make its existence possible. Once a year we recognize and award top performing volunteers who vet the Knowledge Library content. This usually occurs during the World Workplace Conference and Expo...
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 550 views

    Featured Content for March: Technology

    New technologies are designed to make work easier; but trying to determine the best tech to implement in your workplace for your workforce isn't so easy. This month's featured library content offers advice on integrating technology into the built environment, and the benefits of connecting with colleagues to find proven solutions to technical problems. Search the library By Competency > Technology to find...
    • 31 Jan 2018
    • 1116 views

    February featured content: Government Relations

    Decisions made in Washington, D.C., are increasingly influencing the FM profession. From common sense solutions for energy efficiency to the importance of FM training, it's our responsibility to not only understand and benefit from policies affecting the built environment, but also provide the FM perspective to our elected officials. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access levels...
    • 8 Jan 2018
    • 733 views

    What are millennials really like in the workplace?

    Michelle Ervin, Editor of Canadian Facility Management & Design Are millennials really the acclaim-craving, job-hopping, social-media junkies they have variously been portrayed as? The answer, apparently, is a resounding no. That’s according to the Fortune magazine article “Five myths about millennials in the workplace,” whose message was recently reiterated by a panel of International Facility...
    • 3 Jan 2018
    • 1042 views

    January featured content: Quality

    Ensuring a high level of organizational quality requires the ability to manage, measure and monitor standards, work processes and FM services, among other areas. But it's not just about oversight. Applying your expertise and vision to develop and implement process improvements is expected. Refresh your approach to quality in the FM organization with featured content. Some of the following features require IFMA Member...
    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 855 views

    Upgrading and Renovating Technology Services in the Multifamily Residential Industry

    By Michael Slovin, VP, Xfinity Communities Developers, owners and facility managers in the U.S. multifamily residential industry have some serious work to do. A June study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) revealed that the country needs an estimated 4.6 million new apartments by 2030 to accommodate growing demand. This increasing need –...
    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 775 views

    The FM of Tomorrow

    Jake Gunnoe, Ph.D., Jacob Kashiwagi, Ph.D. The State of the Industry In a rapidly changing world, the FM industry is struggling to keep up. The FM is not seen as a core component of most organizations; it is a technical support service, and a cost of doing business. Automation is beginning to dominate the workplace. Many technical job functions will soon be replaced by machines and artificial intelligence. If the...
    • 20 Dec 2017
    • 1004 views

    New on FMJ: Technology & Next-Generation FM

    From blockchain to Big Data, disruptive technology and a shifting workforce are reshaping facility management. Change is nothing new for FM professionals – they’ve been leading change in the built environment since facilities made the shift from gas to electric lighting. In the November/December issue of FMJ, experts and longtime FMs reflect on new technologies and how to incorporate them into present-day...
    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 1430 views

    December featured content: Communication

    Effective communication can persuade, motivate, build trust and avoid confusion. Skilled communicators make sure ideas and initiatives are not only understood, but embraced. Choosing the right words, at the right time can help employees and partners feel more connected, instill confidence in customers and impress decision makers. Higher Level Communication Raising the Bar 3: From Operational Excellence to Strategic...