The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting over 22,655 members in 78 countries. The association’s members, represented in 127 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than U.S. $100 billion in products and services. The mission of the organization is to advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities.
IFMA provides best-in-class education and research delivered through traditional channels and the latest technology. The association also prepares its members by keeping them up to date on business trends and future developments that will affect the built environment and their managerial decisions.
Facility management professionals have long been concerned with and engaged in the environmental aspects of the facilities they operate, especially from the perspective of energy conservation and high-performance buildings. The association promotes efficient and responsible use of the planet's finite resources in workplace applications and advocates that sustainable initiatives are also good for business. IFMA provides facility professionals with access to educational, informational and networking resources geared toward managing assets sustainably, either independently or with strategic partners.