• 12 May 2021
    • 29 views

    Happy World FM Day 2021!

    This past year has really spotlighted just how important facility management and facility managers are to improving our quality of life and keeping us safe. IFMA is proud to celebrate World FM Day 2021 today (and for the rest of the week) with facility professionals all around the world this year and we want to thank you for everything you do! Our partners, associate FMs and chapters have come together to provide incredible...
    • 4 May 2021
    • 157 views

    May 2021 Content Feature: Operations & Maintenance

    This May, we are focusing on operations and maintenance. Here are 12 pieces that cover fire alarm safety, the history and evolution of facility management, proactive maintenance strategies for operational value, and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Choosing the Right Dumpster for Your Facility When renting a dumpster, deciding on a size isn't always...
    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 323 views

    These 15 Pieces Will Help you Work Safe, Work Smart, and Return to the Workplace with Confidence

    The pandemic has brought about monumental changes to the workplace, to say the least. Facility professionals have seen their roles, responsibilities and visibility increase considerably. To effectively manage these changes, FMs need the resources and knowledge to continue managing your facilities effectively in the next normal. These 15 pieces will help you work safe, work smart, and return to the workplace with confidence...
    • 2 Apr 2021
    • 123 views

    April 2021 Content Feature: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

    For the month of April, we will be featuring a variety of pieces that cover topics like the incentives for choosing solar energy, recycling basics for your facility, how to be sustainable, and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access The Energy-Resilient City - Infographic The Energy-Resilient City: Learn about the different ways a city can incorporate resilience...
    • 31 Mar 2021
    • 194 views

    Content to Help You Have Healthier, Smarter Facilities

    Schneider Electric has a ton of content that is useful to facility managers. Here are 11 of the best pieces from Schneider Electric covering healthy buildings, smart building technology, how to ensure occupant health, and much more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Healthy Hotels - Adapting to the New Normal with Hotel Technology Solutions Hospital-grade...
    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 119 views

    Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit is around the corner May 17 - 20

    The U.S. Department of Energy's next Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will take place May 17-20, 2021. This virtual, no-cost event will feature engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow industry peers and experts. Register for the free event!
    • 22 Mar 2021
    • 211 views

    7 Blog Posts from Schneider Electric on Building Management and other topics

    Healthy Hotels - Adapting to the New Normal with Hotel Technology Solutions Hospital-grade disinfectants, deep-cleaning of high-touch surfaces, hand sanitizing stations, PPE for staff, social distancing protocols, and contactless check-in are all important tactics, but there are additional hotel technology innovations that can help these organizations take the concept of “healthy hotels” to the next level...
    • 3 Mar 2021
    • 305 views

    Content Spotlight: 21 Excellent Reads by IBM

    IBM has some amazing pieces that go over why the workplace matters, six steps for effective capital planning, Watson AI, and much more. You can learn more about their TRIRIGA product, here: https://www.ibm.com/products/tririga Hope you enjoy this content collection and get some practical takeaways that help you better manage your facilities. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access...
    • 1 Mar 2021
    • 1996 views

    March 2021 Content Feature: Technology

    This month's featured content is Technology. Learn how technology and future trends are changing and advancing our facilities, and what you can do to improve facility operations. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access The Future of Technology in Facility Management: Today's Differentiators are Tomorrow’s Best Practices As leaders of commercial real...
    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 912 views

    14 Pieces You'll Love

    This February, we brought together a collection of 14 pieces that all facility managers will love. Learn the top skills to help FMs succeed, the trends within your facility, the heart of every contract, and much more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Top 10 Skills Every Facility Manager Needs to Succeed What strengths and skills are employers seeking from...
    • 1 Feb 2021
    • 1000 views

    February 2021 Content Feature: Government Relations

    This month's featured content is Government Relations. Learn the legal responsibilities of an FM, how policies impact the industry, and even how to connect with your representatives in congress. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Competing Safety vs. Privacy Issue: The Workspace Technology Perspective The prevention of COVID-19 is driving governing bodies...
    • 22 Jan 2021
    • 529 views

    21 of the Best Content Pieces FMs Should Read to Start 2021

    Here are 21 of the Best Content Pieces FMs Should Read to Start 2021 Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Strategic Planning for a Post-COVID Workplace Long-term planning in the middle of a pandemic requires a different approach than it does in “normal” times. In our guide, “Strategic Planning for a Post-COVID Workplace,” we break down...
    • 7 Jan 2021
    • 248 views

    January 2021 Content Feature: Quality

    Happy New Year! And to kick this year off right, we're featuring content discussing Performance & Quality. This is an important competency facility managers need in order to understand and document stakeholder needs and expectations of their facility and its needs. This collection of content will help you better understand how to measure the performance of your facility organization, make ongoing improvements...
    • 7 Dec 2020
    • 257 views

    December 2020 Content Feature: Communication

    Communication is fundamental to all businesses and industries and is a cornerstone of effective facility management. From the myriad vendors, service providers, team, staff, and leadership a facility manager interacts with regularly, good communication is often cited as one of the most important skills an FM can have. This month's feature will help you hone your communication skills, collaborate more effectively,...
    • 23 Nov 2020
    • 1325 views

    11 Amazing Pieces to Supplement Your World Workplace 2020 Experience

    This year IFMA's World Workplace conference is going digital. And, as a bonus to our standard educational sessions, we're giving members an exclusive opportunity to participate in thought-leading Roundtable Discussions with other industry experts. For a limited time, we've made all the following pieces available to all Knowledge Library users for free. Whether you're plotting a safe return to the workplace...
    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 677 views

    The Experts’ Assessment Series – Industry insights to help you manage the workplace post-COVID-19

    We all have been, and still are, figuring out the long-term ramifications of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As facility professionals, saying you’ve had to adapt would no doubt be an understatement. The pandemic has upended every aspect of our lives including how our facilities are managed and how we maintain business continuity and work in a new normal. Even when we resume something closer to “business as...
    • 6 Nov 2020
    • 693 views

    November 2020 Featured Content: Project Management

    Project management is an essential skill facility managers need to be effective. This collection of content aims to help you better plan, initiate and execute your projects, so you can increase efficiency, team performance and improve your overall ROI. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Innovative Procurement and Partnerships in FM Case study from the Nordic...
    • 6 Oct 2020
    • 888 views

    October 2020 Featured Content: Leadership and Strategy

    October's featured topic of the month is Leadership & Strategy--a core pillar of facility management expertise. This collection explores the topics of change management, training a new generation of FMs, employee engagement, networking, and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Charting a Path Toward IFMA Accreditation in Universities This paper...
    • 1 Sep 2020
    • 1101 views

    September 2020 Featured Content: Human Factors

    This month we feature content focused on human factors. Learn the essentials skills facility managers need, how to have more diverse teams, improve employee well-being and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Top 10 Skills Every Facility Manager Needs to Succeed What strengths and skills are employers seeking from facility manager candidates? Here are 10...
    • 3 Aug 2020
    • 1173 views

    August 2020 Featured Content: Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity

    As facility managers grapple with managing facilities remotely or with reduced resources during the pandemic, we've compiled a collection of resources focused on business continuity best practices. This month's collection offers insight on HVAC and air quality, hygienic cleaning, disaster preparation , and many more topics. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open...
    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 383 views

    IFMA Coronavirus Essentials

    IFMA has developed a collection of essential coronavirus resources and education to help you better prepare and manage your facilities and stay informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. For your convenience, we're re-posting all the links here. All resources are free and open to anyone. Open Access IFMA Strategic Framework Guidance document to help facility managers align their re-entry strategy and restart critical...
    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 1630 views

    July 2020 Featured Content: Finance and Business

    Finance and business is one of the four core areas a facility manager must know to have a solid foundation in FM. This month's collection offers you insight and practical advice on capital planning, financial reporting, budgeting, asset management and more. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access 3 Ways to Optimize Your Resources for Growth This paper is a follow...
    • 2 Jun 2020
    • 1199 views

    June 2020 Featured Content: Real Estate & Property Management

    Place and space matter. FM and CRE collaborate to enhance place and optimize space to maximize efficiencies, achieve business objectives, and drive engagement and performance. That relationship will only grow closer as COVID-19 continues to impact the way we view place and use space. This month’s selection of research, articles and podcasts offers insights into workplace strategy, space management, property aesthetics...
    • 15 May 2020
    • 449 views

    Energy Efficiency Resources from the U.S. Department of Energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has put together two comprehensive toolkits to help HVAC contractors, service companies and organizations build resilience and improve energy efficiency. You can access some of the resources here in the Knowledge Library (links below), and also view the entire toolkits on the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings website. EFFICIENCY-RESILIENCE NEXUS (toolkit) - The resources found...
    • 7 May 2020
    • 1104 views

    May 2020 Featured Content: Operations & Maintenance

    Operations & Maintenance is one of the foundational competencies of a facility manager. This collection of O & M content will help you with proactive and preventative maintenance, assessing facility conditions and the benefits of benchmarking. Some of the following features require IFMA Member or Knowledge Pass access. Open Access Developing an Effective Scope of Work for Operations and Service Contracts...