According to the release, Chris Hodges, principal of FEA and an active member of IFMA, has authored this first guide, entitled Getting Started.
The Getting Started guide was created to assist facility managers with a step-by-step process for assessing an organization; finding a starting point; identifying initiatives; evaluating their value; and implementing, measuring and monitoring their effectiveness, the release stated.
By the end of the current calendar year, there will be a minimum of four additional guides hosted on the foundation''s website, www.ifmafoundation.org
, with another eight scheduled for completion in 2010, the release noted.
Teena Shouse, senior facility management consultant at FEA and a past IFMA chair, said: "In IFMA''s quest to equip and enable facility management professionals through education, this guide will clarify and lead them through what can be a very complex issue. Now, when someone asks you ''How do I get started?'' you can refer them to this informative and well-designed guide to sustainability."
To obtain your own copy of the Getting Started
guide, please visit FEA''s website at www.feapc.com
, the release added.