Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Allie McAllister
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Villanova University
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

A copy of the list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

A list and brief descriptions of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP)
The program consists of three focus areas designed to help facilities management professionals integrate sustainability efforts with the organization’s values and strategies, present a business case for a sustainability initiative, evaluate initiatives from a financial point of view and track and report accomplishments.

Focus Area 1: Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management - This section summarizes key concepts related to sustainable facility management from the organizational level and illustrates linkages and actions facility managers must take into consideration in order to make the business case for sustainability in their own facilities.

Focus Area 2: Managing Sustainable Facilities - This section looks in depth at the process of aligning a facility’s sustainability plan with an organization’s vision, strategic goals and policies. It takes the same strategies promoted in an SFP’s business case for sustainability within the organization, and provides the details behind the plans to prepare for, lead and implement those changes.

Focus Area 3: Operating Sustainable Facilities – This section looks at ways in which SFP’s can operate their facilities in a more sustainable manner through changes in building equipment and technology as well as changes in operations and maintenance procedures. Focus area 3 is organized around the eight major categories of sustainable facility management—energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, waste and site impact—from inputs, through facility processes, to outputs.

Project Management

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

The International Facility Management Association Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credential program will provide you with the tools to assist you and enhance your sustainability knowledge and earn the SFP credential in one complete program. Courses are led by experienced, certified instructors who are leaders and teachers in the field of sustainability and are committed to this goal.

This comprehensive program combines printed and/or electronic reading materials with interactive online study tools and online SFP final assessments. Study materials include:

Printed course materials: Three printed/electronic courses teach the SFP topics in an easy-to-understand format.
Online study tools: Interactive online study tools including quizzes, case studies, e-Flashcards, progress reports and more will help you apply and retain the SFP concepts.
Final SFP assessments: Successfully complete each course’s final assessment and submit your application to IFMA to be awarded your SFP credential.

Year the certificate program was created:

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :
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