“Today’s building owners and facility managers need to be able to clearly communicate the benefits and positive economic impact of sustainability and energy-efficient practices,” explained Jay Enck, principal, CxGBS.
Duluth, GA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
The green building experts at Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc. (CxGBS®) have teamed up with the IFMA Foundation to release Commissioning Existing Buildings, a free how-to manual for introducing and advancing sustainable practices within existing buildings.
Commissioning Existing Buildings is the latest in the Sustainability “How-to” Guide Series distributed by the IFMA Foundation. The guide provides practical, real-world guidance – backed by quantifiable research – for building owners and facility managers on how to introduce and advance sustainable practices within existing structures.
Commissioning Existing Buildings covers:
- The Purpose of Commissioning an Existing Building
- The Process for Commissioning Existing Buildings from Start to Finish
- Budget Guidelines for Time, Money and Resources
- Real-World Case Studies
“Today’s building owners and facility managers need to be able to clearly communicate the benefits and positive economic impact of sustainability and energy-efficient practices, not only to the public, but also to the C-suite,” explained Jay Enck, principal, CxGBS and author of Commissioning Existing Buildings. “While there is a dramatic need for each of us – and our organizations – to care for the environment, it is just as important that we convey to executives how these initiatives can benefit their company’s financial success.”
“Facility managers and owners have the difficult task of keeping their occupants content,” said Eric Teicholz, chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Committee. “This guide goes a long way toward helping them better understand the important role retro-commissioning is starting to play in the upkeep of quality properties.”
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and separate entity from the International Facility Management Association, the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote priority research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the facility management community, including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors and private contributors who are united by the belief that education and research improve the facility management profession. To learn more about the good works of the IFMA Foundation, visit http://www.ifmafoundation.org. For more information about IFMA, visit http://www.ifma.org.
Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc. (CxGBS®) is a nationally recognized green building consulting firm that helps clients build environmentally friendly, top-performing buildings. The firm’s professionals work with project teams to reduce risk and apply sustainable development principles that lower the total cost of ownership and create healthy conditions for occupants. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with satellite offices in Jackson, Miss., Cleveland, Ohio and Lenoir City, Tenn., CxGBS® offers a comprehensive suite of services to provide high value solutions for better performing buildings including Sustainable Design Consulting, Holistic Commissioning®, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Certification and Forensic Investigation.