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CBS News Reports: Empty Government Buildings Total 77,000

CBS News Reports: Empty Government Buildings Total 77,000

As reported on CBS Evening News by Jeff Pegues “A recent audit has found that the federal government continues to own and maintain 77,000 empty buildings, costing taxpayers $1.5 billion per year in electric bills, roof repairs and other monthly costs.“ What’s in my portfolio? That expression ‘knowing is half the battle’ is true in [read more...]

July 30, 2014

What’s New: VFA.facility and FacilityView

Asset Map Coordinates

VFA.facility® 10.5.3 Updates to Set Up Instructions Supported Versions of Internet Explorer Set up instructions have been updated for the currently supported versions of Internet Explorer, IE 10 and 11. FacilityView Supported Browsers Information on supported browsers for FacilityView has been added to the VFA.facility set up instructions. Automatic Population of Asset Map Longitude and [read more...]

July 23, 2014

Summer and Fall Events!

Summer and Fall Events!

We’ll be seeing you! VFA will be attending several events this summer and fall. Check out our Events Calendar to see if we’ll be at an event in your area soon! Upcoming Events: APPA Annual Conference – July 21 – 23, San Diego ASHE – August 3 – 6, Chicago MAPPA 2014 Conference – September [read more...]

July 14, 2014

‘The Living Facilities Capital Plan’ in CoreNet’s June Industry Tracker

‘The Living Facilities Capital Plan' in CoreNet’s June Industry Tracker

Check out Ed Zielinski’s article in CoreNet’s June Industry Tracker.  Ed discusses three best practices towards building a living facility capital plan and he defines a living facility capital plan as follows: “It is a plan that enables you to react and adapt to changing circumstances. It is a plan that aligns your real estate [read more...]

July 1, 2014

Recap: VFA Presents on Information Management at RICS Strategic FM Conference

Peter Scanlon RICS Conference 2014

Peter Scanlon, vice president, professional services, VFA, discussed “Investing in management information systems (MIS) to improve facility and estate efficiency” today at the RICS Strategic Facilities Management Conference in London. Information management is now a crucial part of the facility manager’s performance improvement strategy. The session focused on: Investment in MIS to improve facilities management [read more...]

June 26, 2014


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