VFA to Host Webinar on Meeting the Federal Guiding Principles

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VFA Helps Federal Agencies Evaluate, Prioritize Sustainability Investments for Greatest Impact

VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that it will host a webinar discussing how federal agencies can comply with Executive Order 13514, mandating that at least 15 percent of existing buildings and leases meet the Guiding Principles by 2015. With constrained budgets, federal agencies are challenged to meet this objective. Success hinges on the ability to evaluate and prioritize sustainability investments to achieve the greatest impact, all within the context of their overall mission and capital plans.

VFA Project Director Susan Buchanan, LEED AP, will present “Sustainability on a Budget: The Guiding Principles Challenge” on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. EDT. Sustainable practices need to be integrated into not only daily facility management programs, but also into long-term capital planning processes. By combining initiatives to meet the Guiding Principles with detailed data about overall deficiencies across an existing building portfolio, federal agencies can get a holistic view of a facility’s needs to maximize both facility condition and sustainability.

Webinar attendees will learn how to: develop strategies to meet the Guiding Principles with limited budgets; define and track key performance metrics; identify green opportunities alongside conventional capital improvements; prioritize and rank options; and integrate sustainability into the capital planning process.

To register for the webinar, please visit vfa.com.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which is aimed at providing information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent capital spending and facilities capital planning and management.

About VFA
Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and sustainability. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle—from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 500 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA’s flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than 4 billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.

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Ellen Cliggott
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