Talent recruitment, brand, reputation, productivity, efficiency, wellness and responsibility are all tied to sustainable facility practices. The FM team is instrumental in helping achieve organizational sustainability goals for the good of the business, the people and the planet. As more facilities become greener and smarter, FMs have an important role to play in optimizing the workplace — finding ways to reduce waste streams, using alternate forms of energy, adopting smarter systems and focusing on occupant health.
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Leveraging Human Factor Personality Profiles
Learn about the use of HEXACO and Emotional Intelligence assessments and their impact on team performance.
Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks: A Qualitative Analysis of Facility Practices
Presenting the results of the latest O&M benchmarking survey, this report provides information on sustainability and energy management practices and regulations, maintenance planning and management, technology use and practices, and benchmarking and organizational culture.
The How and Why of Benchmarking
Acquire three simple tools you can use to start (or improve) your organization’s path toward a measured FM organization.
Podcast, Ep. 24: Asset Management, BIM and Building Tech for Workplace Leaders With Michael DeLacey
Mike Petrusky interviews Michael DeLacey, Principal and CEO of Microdesk, an architecture, engineering, construction and O&M industry consultancy, asking him to share his vision on how technology is impacting the life cycle of buildings today and what we might see in the future.
The Future is Now: Increase Your Contribution by Leveraging AI
Learn how artificial intelligence can increase the power of buildings by using the constantly changing data from meters, the utility, BMS’s, sensors and connected equipment and automatically respond to changing conditions in weather, occupancy and equipment performance to save energy and increase comfort.
Achieving Corporate Social Responsibility Through Effective Facility Management
Appreciate the role that third-party vendors can play in achieving corporate social responsibility goals and better understand how environmental awareness can play a part in motivating staff.
From IFMA’s FMJ Magazine, this article addresses the wellness, sustainability and business reasons to institute no-chemical cleaning in a facility, including research-based justifications, cleaning methods and the growing role of green cleaning chemicals.
How to Handle Your E-waste Plan
Also from FMJ, this article will help you create a complete plan for responsibly and sustainably managing electronics waste, including regulatory compliance for e-waste, consideration of possible return on investment and a recycler selection process.
Sustainability How-to Guide: Getting Started
Acquire strategies for implementing sustainable FM programs in existing buildings, including measuring and monitoring program effectiveness.
Educating a Sustainable Generation
Learn about the approach and tools necessary for creating and maintaining a successful sustainability program through effective communication and stakeholder involvement.