New Book on Cost-Efficient, Sustainable Facility Practices to Debut at World Workplace

We are very pleased to share the following special announcement from the IFMA Foundation (Charlie and I authored one chapter of the book and did much of the production and quality-control editing):


HOUSTON — (Sept. 11, 2009) — The IFMA Foundation is pleased to announce a new publication detailing how facility professionals can immediately cut operating costs, institute sustainable building practices and gain a voice in the strategic facility decisions made within their organizations.

Cut it Out: Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow is an 11-chapter quick-reference guide focused on efficiency and featuring distinguished authors from organizations such as Jones Lang LaSalle, SCAN Health Plan, iNPOINT Advisors and the Work Design Collaborative.

The new book will be formally unveiled during a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2009 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. It has been produced in partnership with Steelcase, JohnsonDiversey, Acuity Brands and other industry-leading companies.

“This publication is the collaborative result of a team of experts who understand today’s economic and environmental climate in the commercial real estate industry,” said Jennifer Corbett-Shramo, ICE, IFMA Fellow, regional vice president of DCS Global Enterprise, and one of the authors of the book. “It is a must-have tool for facility and property managers who need to rapidly reduce their operating costs while maintaining their sustainability initiatives.”

The new book will feature chapters outlining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® strategy; how to save money on real estate expenses; remote and mobile workplace strategies; energy efficiency; landscaping; outsourcing; and making the business case for facility initiatives, among others. It will also include specific case studies describing how companies achieved their results.

The book’s authors and other distinguished guests will speak about the new publication at its unveiling during World Workplace. The general public and members of the media are invited to attend. The publication will be available in the IFMA Bookstore upon its release.

To learn more about World Workplace 2009 or for a complete list of details, visit Members of the media interested in attending World Workplace may register at no cost by clicking here.

IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo is an annual three-day educational and networking event focused on the future of the built environment. Building on the professional development opportunities available through the association year-round, the World Workplace experience includes a conference focused entirely on education and an exposition incorporating product demonstration and instruction. This year’s conference will be held Oct. 7-9, 2009, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the conference’s NETworkplace page.

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