The IFMA Foundation
, with support from IFMA’s Sustainability Committee, is producing a series of white papers to provide data and information associated with a wide range of subjects related to sustainability.
These guides are currently available on the IFMA Foundation website:
The detailed findings in this Getting Started Guide include a step-by-step process for assessing your organization, finding your starting point, identifying initiatives, evaluating their value, and implementing, measuring and monitoring their effectiveness.
This guide defines carbon footprint and provides facility managers with the tools needed to understand the process, analyze the results and plan for the future.
This guide is for facility managers who want to develop and implement a strategic sustainability performance plan for their facilities while benefiting from the best-in-class tools, resources, benchmark information and support developed by the U.S. federal government and state governments.
This guide provides practical guidance from a commissioning expert about what commissioning is and how to complete the commissioning process for a building or campus of buildings.
This guide integrates each of the building blocks of a cleaning structure, ranging from the most basic to the most robust and comprehensive.
This guide provides direction to facility managers and other site infrastructure personnel seeking to reduce data center energy costs by making existing facilities more energy efficient.
This guide provides realistic data, including costs and benefits of the systems, allowing the reader to make educated sustainability decisions.
This guide helps facility managers better understand and apply sustainable landscaping practices.
This guide reviews the basics of water use and disposal in commercial buildings.
This guide explains the benefits of investigating and upgrading lighting systems in and around facilities.
This guide provides facility personnel with a practical document that will provide the resources to initiate no-cost/low-cost energy-efficiency measures at their sites.
This guide provides practical, real-world guidance on how to introduce and advance sustainable practices within the food service environment.
This guide goes step by step through the Environmental Protection Agency’s online tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
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