FMCC Webinar review: “Managing the Building Life Cycle With Sustainable Facility Management”

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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FMCC Webinar: “Managing the Building Life Cycle With Sustainable Facility Management”


 Mark Sekula, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMP, LEED-AP – President – Facility Futures, Inc.

FMCC Webinar: “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.     

Learning Objectives:   

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.

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Presenter(s) Biography:  

Mark Sekula

Mark Sekula, FMP, SFP, LEED AP, CFM, IFMA Fellow – President – Facility Futures, Inc


Mark Sekula, FMP, SFP, LEED-AP, CFM, IFMA Fellow is President of Facility Futures Inc. a global facility management consulting firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With over 39 years of facility management experience, he has served as a facility management practitioner and as a consultant. He is a certified instructor of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and teaches classes in facility management internationally. He is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rice University and Northern Illinois University. Mark has served on the board of directors of IFMA and currently serves as Chair of the IFMA Facility Management Professional Scheme Committee. He also serves on the International Standards Organization TAG Committee for Global FM Standardization and the IFMA Facility Management Standards and Education Committees. He founded the IFMA Facility Management Consultants Council.


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