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The Intersection of LEED Sustainable Operations Credits and Facility Managers

Elizabeth Powers will present at IFMA’s monthly Lunch & Learn at Benaroya Hall on Thursday, June 18th. Open to IFMA members and non-members, this session will survey the LEED credits that help keep a green building green, and how they intersect with the facilities management profession. Lunch and a great networking opportunity included!

Thursday, June 18th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Benaroya Hall, Founders Room

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Presentation Summary

What does it take to keep up the performance of a LEED building after the ribbon cutting ceremony? In more ways than one, the performance baton gets passed to facilities management professionals. Increasingly, savvy commercial and multi-family building and portfolio owners are pursuing LEED credits that target ongoing operations – and involve facility managers to make the handoff a smooth one. These credits cover a range of responsibilities, from maintaining occupant comfort, overseeing green tenant improvements, and accountability for sustainable purchasing, housekeeping, and grounds management.

Knowing what these credits are, and how you can leverage them to bring greater value to your work as well as how they impact your work, are hallmarks of savvy facilities managers in today’s market. Understanding the intersections that LEED has with the facility management profession can also give you an edge in marketing your value to prospective clients.

We’ll offer a fly-by of the LEED operations and occupancy credits in terms of what they mean for you, and examples of what they look like in practice.

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