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IFMA and the IFMA Foundation, with support from IFMA’s Sustainability Committee, produce a series of white papers to provide data and information associated with a wide range of subjects related to sustainable facility management. – See more at:

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Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®)

Sustainbility Facility Professional - SFP credential for FMs

Optimize your Facility Management performance!

The IFMA SFP Credential Program is now available »Optimum “sustainability” for savvy CEOs and facility professionals goes beyond certifying the premises with the preferred building rating system. It is a commitment to improving the facility’s impact on the environment, productivity and people — not just today, but tomorrow too.


Become an SFP and play a key leadership role in creating, managing and operating sustainable facilities. The SFP is the credential for FMs seeking a higher level of sustainable performance. Go farther, faster. Engage all your company’s FM assets to truly maximize triple bottom line results.

Take advantage of your IFMA membership!

Order the IFMA SFP Credential Program and save US$300!


  1. Determine whether you have a basic foundational knowledge of FM as this knowledge is necessary to apply the SFP concepts and pass the final assessments. A Facility Management Overview is included in the SFP program as a refresher.
  2. Order the IFMA SFP Credential Program, an all-inclusive training and assessment program that combines comprehensive reading materials to help you learn about sustainable facility practices from an FM perspective, interactive online study tools to testyour understanding and retention, and final SFP assessments to qualify you to earn the SFP credential.
  3. study the electronic/printed training materials and complete the online interactive study tools for each focus area (in sequence) to enhance your skills and knowledge.
  4. Complete the three online SFP final assessments with a passing score of 75% or higher.
  5. Submit your SFP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your SFP credential.

Due to the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the sustainability environment, the SFP certificate will be issued with a three-year term of validity. After this time, SFPs will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the latest developments in sustainability through an online course and assessment.

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IFMA International Sustainability Knowledge Base

IFMA assists facility management professionals in planning and implementing strategic sustainability programs.

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Ameren’s Smart Energy Plan in Missouri includes $28 million in solar rebates. Homes and businesses can apply for the rebates starting on Nov. 1, 2018, with rebates for qualifying customers available on Jan. 1, 2019

This exciting news also comes when solar is at lowest cost ever! Federal tax credits provide 30 percent with full depreciation during the first year. This brings cost reductions up to 47 percent! Add another great opportunity since Ameren offers a $.050/W incentive, which knocks off another 25 percent or so of the cost.

Commercial clients can purchase a 25-year power plant for up to 72 percent off its retail cost. The payback period for this investment is less than five years. Residential clients can expect cost reductions around 55 percent with system paybacks under 10 years.

There’s no better time than now to reach out to your IFMA St. Louis Energy Services partners to find out more about solar. Learn how smart energy can help your company’s bottom line while you also benefit the environment with a sustainable resource.