New year, new title! Achieve a credential in 2013

Is achieving a globally recognized credential one of your new year's resolutions? Get started now! Discover which IFMA credential is right for you.

  • Sustainability Facility Professional™ (SFP®) credential: Learn to operate your facility more efficiently with the only sustainability credential created for FMs, by FMs.
  • Facility Management Professional (FMP®) credential: Demonstrate a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management.
  • Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) credential: The first and only global certification in facility management, the CFM sets the industry standard for measuring the knowledge and abilities of practicing FMs.

Stay competitive in 2013. Take your career to the next level with an IFMA credential!

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Corporate Connections

Deadline alert: Advertise in the March/April FMJ

Available to more than 22,655 facility professionals worldwide, IFMA's award-winning Facility Management Journal is the leading source of current, credible FM news.

The March/April issue will focus on "Interior Design”, addressing workspaces, strategic planning, branding and more.

Plus, this issue will have bonus distribution at the Facility Fusion conference in L.A. this April. Secure your highly visible FMJ ad and be seen by thousands of qualified buyers and all Facility Fusion attendees!

Don’t delay! The reservation deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 11, 2013

For more information regarding ad sizes and rates, download IFMA's media kit.

Diana Maldonado, IFMA Advertising Account Specialist
+1-281-974-5674 | | Media Kit

Be part of the Facility Fusion expo in L.A.

It’s a new year and a chance to make new decisions. Is the IFMA Facility Fusion expo the right show for your company? If you are looking for a high-level, strategic group of FM decision makers who are ready to invest in innovative products and services for their employees and facilities, then the answer is YES!

Join us in Los Angeles, Calif., this April 2-4! The expo floor sells out every year—now is the time to get on board.

The awesome Facility Fusion venue has zero columns and a ceiling height of 25’.

Build your booth in increments of 10x10 (3mx3m):

10x10: US$2,250
10x20: US$4,500

Corner booths: an additional US$100 per corner. IFMA Corporate Sustaining Partners receive a US$250 discount per 10x10.

Select from a variety of high-profile sponsorships. Don’t delay—these opportunities are never available for long!

Drive additional traffic to your booth, increase visibility on site and/or heighten brand awareness.

Contact: | +1-281-974-5681

Community Connections

The great IFMA rebrand of 2013: Market research is now underway

The momentum for this impactful project for IFMA has built up over some time. After leading a rigorous RFP process to find to a company with the understanding and design expertise for IFMA’s new logo, we ultimately selected Neiger Design as our partner in the 2013 rebrand project.

Throughout the past few months we have been working with Neiger Design on a market research process involving focus groups at World Workplace 2012 and Staff Intake Sessions at the IFMA Service Center of Excellence. This month we are conducting telephone interviews with key IFMA stakeholders and a quantitative online questionnaire that will go to more than 30,000 members and nonmembers. This ensures we move forward with the most informed input possible. IFMA is looking at the brand as whole, which of course includes the logo, but also the way the association projects itself in the market place, via font, colors, taglines, etc.

We are aware of the importance that the entire IFMA community has in this process and truly value all input.  All info received at this time will form the basis for the all-important creative brief which will be used as the foundation of the design process. Stay tuned for more information.

Contact with any questions or input:
Stewart Dallas, IFMA Director of Marketing | +1-281-974-5671


Have you registered for the 4th annual Facility Fusion conference?

Join us in L.A. this April at the 2013 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo. At Facility Fusion, the brightest minds in the industry come together to connect, communicate and develop innovative solutions for modern-day facility management.

In recent years, trends like change management, sustainability and workplace strategy have been game-changers for FMs. These ideas have transformed the way we do business and provided new opportunities for success—but it’s up to the facility professional to determine how we get there. It’s time to embrace change, become proactive instead of reactive, and define your own future.

At Facility Fusion, you will:

  • Experience a fusion of high-level FM education, leadership training and industry-specific best practices.
  • Focus on challenges that are unique to your facility type or business sector.
  • Benefit from an intimate setting that lends itself to more powerful networking and guaranteed professional connections.
  • Participate in exclusive facility tours at landmark L.A. buildings.
  • And much more! View the program schedule.

Be Part of the Evolution: Let’s Reth!ink FM

Register now and receive a discounted rate!

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IFMA events taking place in Europe and India

In the coming weeks and months, IFMA events will be held in both India and Europe.

FM Congress 2013
FM Congress will be held 18 January 2013 at ITC Royal Gardenia Bangalore, India. The one-day conference will address the challenges faced by the facility management community in the current economy, as well as the knowledge needed to resolve these challenges. To learn more information, visit FM Congress' website.

2013 European Facility Management Conference
EFMC will take place 22 to 24 May 2013, in Prague, Czech Republic. After the outstanding success of the EFMC 2012 in Copenhagen, the 2013 conference is challenged again to meet the high expectations of our attendees. The beautiful and historical Prague will be the perfect host city for FMs of the East and West, North and South and all the cultures in the world. Learn more.

View the full IFMA event calendar.

Need to vent? Tell us your biggest workplace complaint of 2012

As we enter a new year, IFMA would like to take a look back and hear about the most common complaints FM professionals received in 2012. Please take five minutes to give us your feedback.

Take our survey.

Thank you for your input!

Sustainability Spotlight

Implement a strategic sustainability program: IFMA How-to Guides

It is the start of a new year. How are you going to implement your professional sustainability goals? IFMA has tools and resources to help you plan and implement strategic sustainability programs. A great place to start is our Sustainability How-to Guides, a series of white papers published by the IFMA Foundation. The guides, available for free download at, focus on various aspects of sustainability related to the built environment. Topics range from Getting Started to Energy Efficiency, and everything in between.

Learn more and download your free guides.

New webinar addressing sustainability and FM technology

Webinar: The impact of facility management technology on sustainability
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Time: at 12 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Central)
Cost: FREE!

Join us for an interactive and comprehensive look at the impact of facility management technology on sustainability. This webinar will offer an overview of how both traditional and new technologies are being applied to saving energy, reducing carbon emissions and supporting sustainable buildings. The webinar is based on the recently published book "Technology for Facility Managers: The Impact of Cutting-Edge Technology on Facility Management".

At this webinar, you will hear from subject matter experts and learn about the following technologies as applied to sustainability:

  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Building automation and control systems (BAS)
  • FM automation (CAFM/IWMS)
  • Condition assessment/life cycle asset analysis
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) and sensors
  • Social networking
  • Mobile technology and much more!

Attendees will receive further information on the topics covered in the form of chapter abstracts from the book. There will also be one copy of the book given away at the end of the webinar to a lucky participant. This webinar provides CFM maintenance points.

Register today!


FM Knowledge Center: New course offerings available

IFMA’s FM Knowledge Center is your one-stop shop for FM education. Discover everything the FMKC has to offer!

On Demand Recordings:
There are currently 33 recordings available. Our newest recording addresses emergency preparedness with Anthony Pizzitola, CFM, of Goode Company Restaurants. View all On Demand Course categories.

Online Courses:
There are currently seven online courses available in the FMKC, one of which is our popular FM introduction course. Learn more about “Facility Management: A Practical Introduction” and view all other course listings.

White papers/Podcasts
There are more than 100 white papers addressing various FM topics in the FMKC library. They are free to members.

CFM® Virtual Study Group (VSG) Series 
The CFM Virtual Study Group was designed for those who are in final preparations to sit for IFMA’s CFM Exam. Each recorded session addresses different core FM competency areas that are “must-know” exam topics. Learn more and register.

IFMA CFM Practice Exam
The practice exam is intended to give CFM candidates an idea of what to expect in terms of the type of questions and the experience of taking a timed computer-based exam. Learn more.

FM Solutions

Lencore acoustics offers free sound evaluation

Lencore Acoustics is latest solutions provider offering special discounts and incentives to IFMA members through the FM Deals & Discounts program. Sound masking is proven to add value because it addresses two of the biggest workplace design issues: office noise and privacy.

Lencore is now offering a free evaluation and quote exclusively to IFMA members. Learn more.

Coat 'N'  Cool: High-tech coating for high temps

Advertorial for IFMA’s Corporate Sustaining Partner, Coat 'N' Cool

Coat 'N' Cool is a two-step process consisting of a base coat and highly reflective top coat. With 30 colors available including special match, Coat 'N' Cool is a highly energy efficient exterior coating designed for roof and wall applications. Learn more.

Featured Events Calendar

Event Date Location
IFMA Facility Fusion 2013 Conference & Expo
Apr. 2-4, 2013 Los Angeles, Calif.
2013 European Facility Management Conference May 22-24, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic
World Workplace Asia 2013
Sept. 5-6, 2013
Shanghai, China
IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo 2013
Oct. 2 - 4, 2013
Philadelphia, Pa.