Don’t miss Christopher Hodges, Principal, Facility Engineering Associates, PC and Mark Sekula, President, Facility Futures
at World Work Place in New Orleans on Thursday, September 18th from 8-9 AM as they present
“Managing the Building Life Cycle With Sustainable Facility Management”.
Over the past decade, sustainable buildings have been most heavily influenced by the design community; however, the true value (and cost) of the workplace is most significant when an organization considers the life cycle of the workplace and its impact on the performance of the people who use it every day, year-in and year-out. One of the greatest impacts on the performance of the workforce is the environment in which they operate. Operating sustainable facilities is far more critical to the health and success of the workforce than the creation of the workplace. Sustainable facility management has been a core competency for decades. It has recently been identified for its true influence and value to an organization. Rather than relying on the characteristic of the building to create sustainable workplaces, the facility manager can bring far more tools to bear over the life of the facility to create a more livable and sustainable work environment. Tools such as: efficient operations and maintenance, extending system life cycle and reducing the demand for space are sustainable practices that are not captured by focusing on the building. The facility manager, with a knowledge of the organization, its mission, vision and values, can create an effective sustainable facility management plan that integrates all of the physical features of a sustainable workplace with the management practices and social responsibility programs of the parent organization. This integration leads to a more sustainable workplace over the entire life cycle of the facility.
1 Discuss traditional approaches to SFM: energy, water, materials, indoor environment and sustainable sites.
2 Discuss non-traditional approaches to SFM: O&M efficiency, extension of life cycle and reduction in space demand through innovative workplace strategies.
3 Learn how to create an integrated SFM approach.
4 Understand the value of integrated SFM.
The latest book by Chris Hodges and Mark Sekula offering a comprehensive and fresh approach to current sustainability trends and practices in the built environment. Sustainable Facility Management: The Facility Manager’s Guide to Optimizing Building Performance.
The book can be purchased here
Chris Hodges is a principal of Facility Engineering Associates, an engineering and facility management consultancy. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Facility Manager and LEED Accredited Professional. He is an IFMA Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Chris is a former board member, current chair of the Sustainability Strategic Advisory Group for IFMA, a member of the Education Committee and Master Instructor for IFMA. He has more than 30 years of engineering and consulting experience with clients on facility asset management, life cycle management and strategic planning to optimize facility performance.
Mark Sekula is president of Facility Futures Inc., a global facility management consulting firm in Milwaukee, Wis. With more than 37 years of facility management experience, he has served as a facility management practitioner and as an FM consultant. He is a certified instructor of the International Facility Management Association and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and at Northern Illinois University. He has also served on IFMA’s board of directors. Mark is a frequent speaker on FM and business issues and has co-authored two books: “The Facility Manager’s Field Guide” and “Sustainable Facility Management: The Facility Manager’s Guide to Optimizing Building Performance.”