IFMA Foundation Announces the 2020 Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship Program Awardees
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – (August 24, 2020) – The IFMA Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship Program. Awardees include:
Ishah Ahumada Michael Mafa DeMarcus Means, Sr.
Senior Facilities Coordinator Facilities Consultant Facilities Intern
Kipp So Cal Public Schools Dikago Facilities Solutions Florida A&M University
Los Angeles, CA, USA Gaborone, Botswana Tallahassee, FL, USA
IFMA Fellow Eric Teicholz and the IFMA Foundation recently established the Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) Scholarship, which is open to young professionals with a demonstrated financial need who are currently practicing facility management (FM) or a related field and are interested in earning a specialty credential in sustainability.
“There is a growing sense of urgency about climate change and its impact on all aspects of our lives and the environment,” said Eric Teicholz. “Unlike the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no vaccine to mitigate its impact. With this in mind, the Eric Teicholz Sustainability Scholarship program has been established to provide financial support for a future generation of facility managers in their study of climate science as it relates to the built environment.”
IFMA’s SFP is an assessment-based certificate program that teaches facility managers to take a comprehensive approach to sustainability, focusing on data-driven analytics in managing the built environment. Skill sets taught in the SFP program lead to a better understanding of climate change and how buildings can be managed to reduce negative environmental impact.
“The sustainability skills that the scholarship awardees will learn will remain essential for their careers now and in the foreseeable future,” said Joe Archie, IFMA Foundation Chair. “The SFP will increase their knowledge and allow them to demonstrate and apply their expertise in sustainable facility management practices to ultimately impact their organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.”
Those interested in applying for the 2021 Eric Teicholz Sustainability Facility Professional Scholarship can learn more at https://foundation.ifma.org/students/scholarships/eric-teicholz-sustainability-scholarship/
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.
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 23,000 members in more than 100 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (142 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. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management; conducts research; provides educational programs, content and resources; and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. 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.
For more information contact: Diane Levine, IFMA Foundation,+1-562-449-8998 firstname.lastname@example.org