Eric Teicholz Sustainability Scholarship
Through the generosity of IFMA Fellow Eric Teicholz and sponsors, the IFMA Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to individuals interested in earning their Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) since 2019.
Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP)
IFMA’s SFP is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. By earning the SFP credential, you will:
- Earn recognition and credibility for your expertise in sustainable FM practices
- Influence your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.
- Maximize efficiencies and streamline operations to boost your triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.
- Learn to use knowledge-based, data-driven methods to drive decisions and develop valuable solutions.
- Professionals currently in facility management or related field with a demonstrated interest in sustainability
- Young professional members of IFMA Chapters and IFMA Councils are encouraged to apply
Applications are due by 11:59 pm PST, Tuesday, July 18, 2023
- Sustainability + Technology
- Sustainability + Supply Chain + Technology
Applicants interested in sustainability with a one or more of the additional focuses are encouraged to complete the application and submit.
Announcement of winners will be Friday, September 1, 2023
- A committee of FM professionals will evaluate each application and score according to evaluation guidelines.
- Scores will be totaled, and the top applicants will be awarded the SFP scholarship
- Diversity, financial need, impact of SFP on applicant/community are part of selection process
- Scholarship award will cover SFP Credential fees
Eric Teicholz Scholarship Bulletin
The scholarship, with the assistance of sponsors, provides free tuition for young professionals to earn their SFP certification. The program is administered by the IFMA Foundation and is provided to young professionals based on financial need, diversity, and the potential impact that the scholarship might have on the applicant. The program was established in 2020 and has grown by over 450% since its inception.
The Bulletin is divided into seven sections:
- Sustainability and Climate Change at IFMA by Dean Stanberry, First Vice-Chair, IFMA Global Board of Directors and Chablis Lindquist, Senior Editor and Writer, IFMA
- Sustainability and Climate Change at the IFMA Foundation by Diane Levine, IFMA Fellow, MCR, Executive Director, IFMA Foundation and Christina Gonzales, Program Support Specialist, IFMA Foundation
- Sustainability and Climate Change at the Environmental Stewardship Utilities and Sustainability (ESUS) by Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP, Chair IFMA ESUS Community The Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow
- Scholarship Program by Eric Teicholz and Connie Chan, 2022 Scholarship Awardee
- The Awardees
- The Awardees: In Their Own Words
- About Our Sponsors
ERIC TEICHOLZ, IFMA FELLOW
Eric Teicholz is president and founder of Graphic Systems, Inc., a firm specializing in facility management and real estate automation consulting.
- Fellow of the International Facility Management Association
- Ex-officio chair of IFMAs Strategic Advisory Group, Sustainability Task Force and Sustainability Committee
- Member of IFMA’s ESUS sustainability community,
- IFMA Foundation’s Board of Trustees
- IFMA’s Global Board of Directors
- Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) for the Federal Facilities Council at the National Academy of Sciences
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Integrated FM and Advanced Energy Projects Committees
Teicholz graduated with a Master of Architecture degree 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 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.