Sustainability Facility Professional
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When you earn the SFP®, you’re supporting the future growth of your career and your organization. As an SFP, you’ll be equipped with sustainability expertise to meet the evolving demands of corporate environmental responsibility. Position yourself as a leader of sustainable facilities practices and an invaluable decision-maker.
The SFP® covers three focus areas of sustainable facility management:
→ Strategy and Alignment
Learn how to align, implement, review, measure, and communicate sustainable strategies.
→ Managing Sustainable Facilities
Manage sustainable program development from concept to implementation to change management. Identify goals, metrics, and tools to measure program performance.
→ Operating Sustainable Facilities
Implement tools and strategies to improve the sustainability of facility practices including water resources, materials, quality, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, waste management, and site considerations.
The SFP is an ANSI-accredited online program with optional print materials. Once participants have completed the coursework, they can complete the final assessment at the end of each module. When all three final assessments are completed within the SFP® program, students can apply for the lifelong credential.

Key Takeaways

Evaluate and prioritize sustainability goals and strategies to align with business objectives and stakeholder needs.
Develop and implement sustainable facility management practices and procedures to reduce environmental impact and promote social responsibility.
Analyze and interpret data to track performance and identify opportunities for improvement in energy efficiency, waste management, and resource conservation.
Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to promote sustainable practices and demonstrate the value of sustainable facilities management.
Maintain compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards related to sustainability and environmental management.

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

Part 1: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
Introduction to Sustainability
→ What Is Sustainability?
→ The Triple Bottom Line
→ The Importance of Sustainability
→ Eight Major Categories of Sustainability
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
Sustainability Considerations
→ Sustainability Principles
→ Carbon Footprint
→ Financial Considerations
→ Challenges
Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
→ Sustainability Goals
→ Sustainability Initiatives
Communicating and Reporting on Sustainability
→ Communications Strategy
→ External Reporting Strategy
Part 2
Sustainability Considerations
→ Sustainability Principles
→ Carbon Footprint
→ Financial Considerations
→ Challenges
Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
→ Sustainability Goals
→ Sustainability Initiatives
Communicating and Reporting on Sustainability
→ Communications Strategy
→ External Reporting Strategy
Sustainable Policy Development
→ Sustainability Policies
→ Policy Development
Applying Sustainability to FM Plans
→ Developing the Plan
→ Sustainability Initiatives
→ Implementing the Strategy
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
Part 3
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
Sustainability Standards, Systems and Support
→ Sustainability Standards
→ Building Rating Systems
→ Continuous Education and Training Programs
→ Energy and Sustainable Facilities
→ Energy Metrics
→ Sustainable Facility Energy Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line of Sustainable Energy Use
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Energy Use
→ 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
Part 4
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
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
→ Waste and Sustainable Facilities
→ Waste Metrics
→ Waste Management Initiatives
→ Triple Bottom Line Considerations
→ Examples of Sustainable Facility Waste Management Initiatives
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
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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