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 tools paired with case studies illustrating successful sustainability in practice.

Getting Started in Sustainable Facility Management
The basics of sustainable facility management, including an outline of essential strategies and tools.

Sustainability How-to Guide: Getting Started
This guide details implementation strategy for sustainable FM programs in existing buildings, providing direction to assess the organization, identify initiatives to determine their value, and implement, measure and monitor program effectiveness.

An Introduction to Sustainability in Food Service
Learn about aspects of sustainability in the food service industry and review recommendations for tracking, measurement and continued monitoring of sustainability endeavors.

Using a Room-by Room Approach to Energy Curtailment and Greening
In developing a room-by-room approach to energy management and promoting education, awareness and the importance of conservation and sustainability, FMs can align their program with the organizational culture and achieve significant cost savings.

New Ways of Looking at Facility Capital Program Management
Direct comparison of three assessment methodologies, the component, BMAR or parametric methods, to help the reader identify the approach that would produce sufficient information to make capital-funding decisions.

Beyond Payback Period Demystifying Sustainability Finance
Make the business case for sustainability initiatives by extending your finance projections past payback period alone and into sustainability plans considering return on investment (ROI), net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR).

High-performance Buildings Need High-performance FM
Quality frameworks and performance management systems are recommended for high-performance facility mangers to align organizational strategy and the delivery of economical, safe and productive work environments.

Water Management in Buildings
Definition of building water use types (domestic water, process water, irrigation) and elements of water management strategy, be it based upon a key fixtures approach, global water consumption approach, or water management plan (WMP) approach.

Are You Feeling the Pressure to Go Green?
Five basic areas of sustainability provide FMs ideas for overcoming obstacles in existing buildings and the pressure to implement green initiatives with limited operational and capital funding.

About the Author
Chris Hodges is a founding Principal of Facility Engineering Associates with over 30 years of experience in engineering and facility management. He is an active member of the International Facility Management Association, serving as Chapter President, IFMA Qualified Instructor, and member of the Board of Directors. Chris is also an IFMA Fellow, and Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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