Want to learn more about how you can implement sustainable practices, plan a project, purchase green products for your facility? Want a platform for sharing knowledge with other like-minded professionals? Are you a facility manager, a procurement professional, a property leasing specialist or a project manager?
If you would like to learn more about cost effective building strategies that you can implement to incorporate sustainable elements into any project, then click here to go to the Atlanta chapter’s sustainability webpage Tools and Resources for access to the Sustainable Facilities Tool– a website developed by the General Services Administration that is free to the general public. https://www.ifmaatlanta.org/sustainability/tools-and-resources-2/
At SFTool.gov you can learn how to select sustainable materials, incorporate daylighting strategies, educate your occupants, save on water, conserve on energy and reference relative regulations. You can compare materials and systems, access design guidance, ask questions and even share your knowledge to help others ‘green’ their projects as well. Or click on Sustainability in Georgia – State Drivers to learn about EESA 2008-The Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Acto of 2008, which was signed into Georgia law in July of 2010. https://www.ifmaatlanta.org/sustainability/sustainability-in-georgia/state-drivers/
Or Click on Metro Atlanta Resources to find links to Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability or Sustainable Atlanta or The Atlanta Beltline or any number of other valuable resources available in the Atlanta area. https://www.ifmaatlanta.org/sustainability/sustainability-in-georgia/metro-atlanta-resources-and-links/
For those of you who have never taken the time to see what our Sustainability webpage has to offer, I encourage each of you to take a few minutes and explore. You never know what you’ll find!