Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP)


Meet the Challenges of Sustainable Facility Management

For all FM's and like-minded professionals with an interest in advancing the practice of sustainability throughout the building life cycle. IFMA,s Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) is designed for all professionals with the interest in sustainable practices. SFP candidates will need a foundational knowledge of facility management to successfully complete the program. 

The program focus areas collectively provide a complete picture of how SFP's can improve the sustainability of their facilities in all eight major categories of sustainable facility management as defined by IFMA. The three courses focus on main topics in sustainability:

Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management

  1. Introduction to Sustainbility
  2. Organizational Strategies
  3. Developing a Sustainability Strategy
  4. Sustainability Consideration
  5. Sustainability Goals and Initiatives
  6. Communicating and Reporting on Sustainability

Managing Sustainable Facilities

  1. Sustainability Policy Development
  2. Applying Sustainability to FM Plans
  3. Sustainability Program Development and Implementation
  4. Change Management
  5. Performance Management Tools
  6. Finance for Sustainable Facilities
  7. Purchasing and Procuring for Sustainable Facilities
  8. Sustainable Standards, Systems and Support

Operating Sustainable Facilities

  1. Energy
  2. Water
  3. Materials and Resources
  4. Workplace Management
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality
  6. Quality of Services
  7. Waste
  8. Site Impact

To earn the SFP, you must pass the online SFP final assessment found at the end of each focus area, with a score of 75% of higher. After passing all three assessments, simply submit your SFP applications and fee to IFMA for validation. 

1.  Strategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management Course -  Sept. 12-13 2019 (0800-1200) and Sept. 19-20 (0800-1200)
2.  Managing Sustainable Facilities Course -  Oct. 3-4, 2019 (0800-1200) and Oct. 10-11 (0800-1200)
3.  Operating Sustainable Facilities Course –Nov. 7-8, 2019 (08:00-12:00), Nov. 14-15 (08:00-12:00), and Nov. 21-22 (08:00-12:00)

Registration will open a few months prior.