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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Sustainability How-To Guide Series: Getting Started

Title:
Sustainability How-To Guide Series: Getting Started

Abstract:
The detailed findings in this Getting Started Guide include a step-by-step process for assessing your organization, finding your starting point, identifying initiatives, evaluating their value, and implementing, measuring and monitoring their effectiveness. Those steps include the "how-to" suggestions for: Taking your organization's temperature; Creating alignment; Establishing your starting point; Creating and prioritizing sustainable initiatives; Implementing, measuring and monitoring your plan. Getting Started also includes information on making the business case for a SFM program. This includes outlining a process for the program and finding the right approach for your organization that is aligned with available time and resources. Finally, one of the most valuable sections of this guide includes case studies of three organizations that are on the path of Sustainable Facility Management. In looking at how it's done, we were able to solicit input from three organizations that are taking different paths, with different levels of available resources. They have shared their goals, approaches, results, and their lessons learned.

URL:
http://www.ifmafoundation.org/documents/public/GettingStarted.pdf

Source:
IFMA Foundation

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2009

Associated Sectors:

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