Members of the St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will learn more about sustainability and beyond at Mastercard’s office building and data center in O’Fallon, MO.
The Mastercard environmental sustainability and facility management team will discuss what it takes to earn and keep LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Dave Bertorelli, director of real estate services, and Athanasia Xeros, global sustainability manager, will share information on the importance of LEED recertification and the company’s efforts to identify carbon-reduction in the company’s office and data center. Additionally, they will share the credit card processor’s focus on sustainable sourcing from cleaning products to its solar panels. IFMA St. Louis members and guests can then tour the building, which is the only LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) Platinum building in the state.
IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. Considered a leader among local chapters, IFMA St. Louis holds monthly programs to enhance members’ knowledge and provide networking opportunities. IFMA members also value their membership as a way to build their careers, seek counsel and advice from other facility management professionals, access a variety of resources and achieve professional certification. Represented in 134 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, IFMA members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.