Sustainability Facility Professional

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Course Overview

Going for High Performance? Aim Higher! Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®)
Optimum “sustainability” for savvy CEOs and facility professionals goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. It is a commitment to improving the facility’s impact on the environment, productivity and people — not just today, but tomorrow too.
Become an SFP and play a key leadership role in creating, managing and operating sustainable facilities. The SFP is the credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all your company’s FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.
Leoron is now offering the IFMA SFP Credential Program™ course to provide FM professionals, related industry professionals, and product and service providers with a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of facilities in all eight major categories of sustainable facility management as defined by IFMA: energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact. The SFP program is made up of three focus areas designed to equip professionals to integrate sustainability efforts with the organization’s values and strategies, present a business case for a sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial point of view, and track and report accomplishments.
Our courses will help you gain the knowledge, test your ability to apply that knowledge at your workplace, and earn the SFP credential which is a training program accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Take advantage of instructor expertise, peer interaction, and a structured course that will keep you on track to meet your goals. The full course is 36 to 40 hours long and presented in 2 weekly sessions lasting from 3 to 4 hours each during the 6-week long training course.
After the live virtual instruction, the SFP final assessments must be completed online. Once you have completed and passed all three final assessments, you will submit your SFP application and fee directly to IFMA to receive your SFP credential.

Key Takeaways

Learn how key sustainability initiatives and tasks can be identified.
Learn how sustainability tactics can be integrated and aligned with organizational values and strategies.
Learn how sustainability initiatives can be evaluated, tracked and reported.
Learn how facility operations and maintenance can contribute to a facility’s environmental and corporate social sustainability goals.
Prepare for the SFP exam.

International Facility Management Association
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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,500 members in 94 countries. The association’s members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. To meet its mission to “advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities,” on an annual basis IFMA: » Certifies facility managers through three credentialing programs. » Produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition, and Facility Fusion, a more intimate gathering of FM professionals with powerful networking and a fusion of education, leadership training, best practices and an exposition. » Conducts research that strengthens the knowledge and skills of FM professionals while advancing the FM profession. » Provides a wide range of educational courses from entry-level programs to those for highly experienced facility managers.

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
Day 1
Introduction to Sustainability
→ What Is Sustainability?
→ The Triple Bottom Line
→ The Importance of Sustainability
→ Eight Major Categories of Sustainability
Day 2
Organizational Strategies
→ Introduction to Strategic Planning
→ Is Sustainability a Factor for the Organization?
→ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
→ The Role of the SFP
Developing a Sustainability Strategy
→ Aligning FM Strategy with the Organization’s Sustainability Goals
→ Developing the Sustainability Strategy
Day 3
Sustainability Considerations
→ Sustainability Principles
→ Carbon Footprint
→ Financial Considerations
→ Challenges
Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
→ Sustainability Goals
→ Sustainability Initiatives
Day 4
Communicating and Reporting on Sustainability
→ Communications Strategy
→ External Reporting Strategy
MODULE 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities
Day 4 (Continued):
Sustainable Policy Development
→ Sustainability Policies
→ Policy Development
Applying Sustainability to FM Plans
→ Developing the Plan
→ Sustainability Initiatives
→ Implementing the Strategy
Day 5
Sustainability Program Development and Implementation
→ Program Development
→ Sustainability Program Implementation
→ Monitoring Sustainability Programs Change Management
→ Managing Change
→ Leading Change
Performance Management Tools
→ The Balanced Scorecard
→ The Sustainability Balanced Scorecard
→ EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Day 6
Finance for Sustainable Facilities
→ Sustainability Financial Concepts
→ Capital and Operating Budgets
→ Basic Accounting
→ Financial Tools and Calculations
Purchasing and Procuring for Sustainable Facilities
→ Sustainable Purchasing Practices
→ Sustainability Claims
Day 7
Sustainability Standards, Systems and Support
→ Sustainability Standards
→ Building Rating Systems
→ Continuous Education and Training Programs
MODULE 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities
Day 7 (Continued)
→ Energy and Sustainable Facilities
→ Energy Metrics
→ Sustainable Facility Energy Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line of Sustainable Energy Use
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Energy Use
Day 8
→ Water and Sustainable Facilities
→ Water Metrics
→ Sustainable Facility Water Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line of Sustainable Water Use
→ Examples of Sustainable Water Use
Materials and Resources
→ Materials, Resources and Sustainable Facilities
→ Materials and Resources Metrics
→ Materials and Resources Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Materials and Resources Management
Day 9
Workplace Management
→ Workplace Management in Sustainable Facilities
→ Workplace Management Metrics
→ Workplace Management Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Workplace Management
Indoor Environmental Quality
→ IEQ and Sustainable Facilities
→ IEQ Metrics
→ IEQ Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility IEQ
Day 10
Quality of Services
→ Quality of Services and Sustainable Facilities
→ Quality of Services Metrics
→ Quality of Services Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Quality of Services
Day 11
→ Waste and Sustainable Facilities
→ Waste Metrics
→ Waste Management Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Waste Management Initiatives
Day 12
Site Impact
→ Site Impact and Sustainable Facilities
→ Site Impact Metrics
→ Site Impact Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Transportation Initiatives

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
→ FM professionals with an interest in sustainable FM practices and increased facility efficiency.
→ Related industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
→ Facility-related product and service providers.
→ LEED Professionals seeking complementary knowledge and CE hours.
→ CFMs and FMPs interested in expanding their depth of expertise in the area of sustainable FM.


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or [email protected]
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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