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Sustainability Corner – September

Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Use of Renewables (07/25/2014) As part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to reduce energy use, pollution and waste and save money in Federal operations, on 25 July 2014 Federal agencies released annual updates that show significant progress toward aggressive energy and sustainability goals set by the President […]

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Sustainability Corner – August

Urban Agriculture: New ordinances promote city farming The Atlanta City Council’s vote last month to encourage and support more urban agriculture is set to make the city a national leader in local food systems. More Atlanta families are growing their own food, while community gardens and farmers markets are now hubs of community interaction, but […]

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June Sustainability Corner

President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency President Obama has announced an additional $2 billion goal in federal energy efficiency upgrades to Federal buildings over the next 3 years. The challenge, in combination with the initial commitment of $2 billion in 2011, will result in a total of […]

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Sustainability Corner Case Study – Department of Interior – Solar installation and other energy saving measures – Cottonwood Visitor Center – Joshua Tree National Park – Twenty-nine Palms, California If you would like to read more about the Department of the Interior Federal Energy Saver program – and how the DOI is Greening our National Parks, […]

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Sustainability Corner

Case study – Department of Interior – Solar installation – National Park Service – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Michigan If you would like to read more about the Department of the Interior Federal Energy Saver program – and how the DOI is Greening our National Parks, click here:  

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Sustainability Minute – Net Zero Energy

The following documents and links help Facility Managers and anyone concerned with energy use, understand the NetZero Energy challenge, construct a Basic Action Plan to get to NetZero, and understand the implications of NetZero on long term planning. These pages pull together research-based solutions that address this key challenge in the operation of an energy-efficient […]

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The Professional Development Committee continued to work on a number of fronts during the past month

The Programs Committee held a breakfast meeting in September. This was a first for a program meeting and was well attended by both Professionals and Associates. The total number of attendees was not as great as is normal for lunch meetings, but a review of the attendees indicates that the majority of the attendees do […]

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Professional Development recent and some upcoming activities

The committees and programs that make up the Professional Development activities of IFMA Atlanta have gotten this year off to a strong start thanks to the efforts of the Committee Chairs and members. We are trying to work hard at establishing collaborative relationships with other Facilities Management organizations and this is aiding in our efforts. […]

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AIA Atlanta Presents AIA + 2030 Professional Series

AIA Atlanta & IFMA Atlanta, along with USGBC, ASHRAE,The City of Atlanta, Sustainable Atlanta and BOMA, are proud to offer the AIA+2030 Professional Series.  This is the first program in the nation that teaches design professionals and building management specific ways to reduce carbon emissions.  We hope this series will become a ‘best practice’ that other cities […]

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