VFA to Host Webinar on Meeting the Federal Guiding Principles

March 26, 2012

VFA Helps Federal Agencies Evaluate, Prioritize Sustainability Investments for Greatest Impact

BOSTON—March 26, 2012VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that it will host a webinar discussing how federal agencies can comply with Executive Order 13514, mandating that at least 15 percent of existing buildings and leases meet the Guiding Principles by 2015. With constrained budgets, federal agencies are challenged to meet this objective. Success hinges on the ability to evaluate and prioritize sustainability investments to achieve the greatest impact, all within the context of their overall mission and capital plans.

VFA Project Director Susan Buchanan, LEED AP, will present “Sustainability on a Budget: The Guiding Principles Challenge” on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. EDT. Sustainable practices need to be integrated into not only daily facility management programs, but also into long-term capital planning processes. By combining initiatives to meet the Guiding Principles with detailed data about overall deficiencies across an existing building portfolio, federal agencies can get a holistic view of a facility’s needs to maximize both facility condition and sustainability.

Webinar attendees will learn how to: develop strategies to meet the Guiding Principles with limited budgets; define and track key performance metrics; identify green opportunities alongside conventional capital improvements; prioritize and rank options; and integrate sustainability into the capital planning process.

To register for the webinar, please visit vfa.com.

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