Training & Workshops

Certificates and Credentials: IFMA Sustainability Facility Professional Credential

“ ... overall, great course, great instructor, great experience.”—Ray Janiak, Supervisor, Facilities Services & Space Planning, Omaha Public Power District

Play a key leadership role in building, managing and operating sustainable facilities. Get the information and tools that facility managers need to develop a sustainability strategy. The SFP credential will give you credibility as an informed champion and steward of the built environment in your organization and community.

SFP credential will benefit::
  • Facility directors and operations managers
  • Architects, engineers, designers
  • Consultants to the FM industry
  • FMPs and CFMs
  • LEED-certified professionals can earn 70 general CE hours for credential maintenance
  • Students can apply for three credit hours toward the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree from UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service. For more information call (402) 554-2370.
Course outline

I. Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable FM
Introduction to sustainability
Developing an organization strategy
Sustainability considerations, goals and initiatives
Communication and reporting sustainability

II. Managing Sustainable Facilities
Policy development and planning
Change management
Finance for sustainable facilities
Purchasing and procuring
Standards, systems and support

III. Operating Sustainable Facilities
Energy, water, materials and resources
Indoor environmental quality
Workplace management
Waste management
Site impact


Rick YoderRick Yoder, is UNO's College of Business Administration's first chief sustainability officer. Yoder is director of the Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC). He is a registered mechanical engineer specializing in HVAC, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and water conservation.

Five-day workshops
Call for dates. (402) 554-4095


Room 100E, UNO's College of Business Administration, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine Street, Aksarben Village campus, Omaha NE


$1,995 includes all course materials

Nearest lodgings

Residence Inn (402) 551-8000
Courtyard by Marriott (402) 951-4300