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FAC 140 | Sustainability Guide

We hear so much about 'green buildings'.  What does that mean, and why is it important?  How can 'going green' positively impact your facility and your budget? Learn how to define and implement sustainable projects and how to finance them through community initiatives.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of sustainability, and explain why sustainable practices are advantageous to your facility.
  • Determine sustainability projects that will benefit your facility.
  • Give examples of resources for funding sustainability projects through community initiatives.
  • Identify potential challenges in implementing sustainability projects.

Presented by Atlanta Chapter of International Facility Management Association (IFMA)and Southface

The Atlanta Chapter of IFMA is the premier, focused resource for professional development and innovative solutions in strategic facility management. The IFMA Atlanta Community Services Committee partners with nonprofit organizations to assist them in improving their facilities and maximizing the value of their facility dollars. For information on the work of IFMA Atlanta in the nonprofit community:  https://www.ifmaatlanta.org/getting-know-us/

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. As the technical partner for Grants to Green, Southface and The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, assist nonprofit organizations in a 23-county Atlanta region by assessing their facilities to identify and implement high-impact opportunities for reducing operating costs and environmental impact, ideally saving finances to increase program services. www.southface.org

Faculty Bios

Cody David (P.E., LEED GA) is a 2009 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Cody joined the Southface staff as Project Engineer in July of 2010. He has a background in the design and construction of commercial HVAC systems and has worked on multiple LEED projects. At Southface, Cody has conducted over 70 commercial energy audits on a diverse array of building types and sizes. As part of the Grants to Green program, he has audited a variety of Metro Atlanta non-profit organizations to identify energy/water saving renovations and provides assistance in implementing those renovations. Through his work with the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, Cody assists building owners and operators in achieving the 20% energy and water reduction goals of the program by 2020. Cody is a member of ASHRAE and the United States Green Building Council.


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9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration Details

$150 Member
$175 Nonmember

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.