Program Topics

The SFP program is made up of three focus areas: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management, Managing Sustainable Facilities, and Operating Sustainable Facilities. Taken together, these focus areas provide a complete picture of how SFPs can improve the sustainability of their 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. This series of focus areas will equip the SFP 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.

  • Focus area 1: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management: This section summarizes key concepts related to sustainable facility management from the organizational level and illustrates linkages and actions facility managers must take into consideration in order to make the business case for sustainability in their own facilities. View table of contents.null

 

  • Focus area 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities: This section looks in depth at the process of aligning a facility‘s sustainability plan with an organization‘s vision, strategic goals and policies. It takes the same strategies promoted in an SFP’s business case for sustainability within the organization, and provides the details behind the plans to prepare for, lead and implement those changes. View table of contents.null

 

  • Focus area 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities: This section looks at ways in which SFPs can operate their facilities in a more sustainable manner through changes in building equipment and technology as well as changes in operations and maintenance procedures. Focus area 3 is organized around the eight major categories of sustainable facility management— energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact—from inputs, through facility processes, to outputs. View table of contents.null

 

To earn the SFP, you must pass the online SFP final assessment found at the end of each focus area, with a score of 75% or higher. After passing all three final assessments, simply submit your SFP application and fee to IFMA for validation. 

How can individuals and employers benefit from the SFP credential?