Sustainability remains a key consideration in commercial real estate. While going green carries value, decision-makers need to know the costs and benefits. The St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will provide an overview and business case for sustainability at its upcoming program.
Rich Janis, PE, Architect, LEED AP, will define “green” for commercial real estate facilities. Janis also will provide direction on how to identify the costs and benefits of going green so senior management buys into its value. Janis served as president of an engineering firm before retiring. For the past 10 years, he has taught a graduate course on Sustainable Building Systems in the Schools of Engineering and of Architecture at Washington University.
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.