Applications Being Accepted for the 2022 Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship and Partner Program
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – The IFMA Foundation is accepting applications for the Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship until July 15, 2022. The scholarship is open to young professionals with a demonstrated financial need who are currently working in facility management (FM) or a related field and are interested in attaining a specialty credential in sustainability. Additional selection criteria include diversity and the potential impact of the scholarship on the applicants and their environment.
IFMA’s SFP is an assessment-based certificate program that teaches FMs to take a comprehensive approach to sustainability, focusing on data-driven analytics in managing the built environment. The Eric Teicholz SFP Scholarship covers SFP credential fees, taking the financial burden off professionals who want to earn recognition for their expertise in sustainable FM practices and make a positive impact on their organizations’ economic, environmental and social bottom lines.
The foundation is also accepting inquiries from organizations interested in participating in its SFP Partner Program, which makes additional scholarships available and provides an opportunity for corporate sponsors to support a sustainable future. Partner organizations can opt to introduce a scholarship program in a topic area of their choosing or join an existing program, such as the SFP Partner Technology or Supply Chain Programs. Current corporate sponsors include Planon Corporation, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), SDI The Digital Supply Chain Company and Jumbo Chains.
Sustainability skills will remain essential for facility managers in the foreseeable future and will increase the leadership potential for those with demonstrated expertise in maximizing efficiencies, streamlining building operations, and implementing projects that save money and positively impact the community.
“Through the establishment of this scholarship, I hope to create a legacy to support a future generation of facility managers in their study and mastery of climate science as it relates to the built environment,” said IFMA Fellow Eric Teicholz. “Skill sets taught in the SFP program result in a better understanding of climate change and how buildings can be managed to reduce negative environmental impact.”
Scholarship applications are due by July 15, 2022. Applicants can learn more about eligibility and the selection process here. The online application can be found here and takes about 60 minutes to complete.
Companies/organizations interesting in the SFP Partner Program are asked to contact Eric Teicholz directly at email@example.com.
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and a separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote leading research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors, and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit foundation.ifma.org.
Founded in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 20,000 members in 135 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (139 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services. IFMA is a key contributor to the development of international FM standards and works with decision makers to inform FM-related policy. Among the association’s values is the belief in the benefit of global diversity, inclusion and social equity, and recognition that sustainability, resilience and responsible environmental stewardship are paramount. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages. For more information, visit ifma.org.
About Eric Teicholz
Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he later became an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the university’s largest R+D facility, the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis. He also is the author/editor of 17 books related to FM, CAFM/IWMS and GIS technology. Teicholz was awarded the U.S. Navy’s Superior Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy under President George W. Bush for his participation on a blue-ribbon FM panel defining the future strategy for naval shore facilities.
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