IFMA Releases New Sustainability How-to Guide


2016.0829.IFMA.Sustainabililty GuideThe IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship Strategic Advisory Group (ESUS) has released the latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.” The guide, available for free download from IFMA’s Knowledge Library, examines carbon footprinting from the perspective of a facility management (FM) professional, providing the tools needed to understand the process, analyze the results, and plan for the future.

Authors Sharon Jaye and Trevor Anderson address the critical management tools of carbon footprinting, otherwise known as greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. GHG inventories enable organizations to identify and manage their emission sources and can be used to establish baselines for tracking emission trends, develop mitigation strategies, and assess progress. With a detailed overview of the GHG inventory process and real-world examples, the 71-page guide offers instrumental advice for FM’s to implement comprehensive carbon footprint accounting.

This guide was published for free, one of 17 in the Sustainability How-to Guide Series, and is available for download here:

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (14 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or To receive more information on ESUS’ activities, please contact