Facilities management employees set record through training


Thirty-six staff members in the Facilities Management Department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently earned the Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP) credential from the International Facility Management Association.

Professionals who become SFPs complete a series of comprehensive exams covering strategy related to managing and operating sustainable facilities. This certification focuses on energy, water, materials and resources, workplace management, indoor environmental quality, quality of services, and waste and site impact.

“I’m extremely proud of my staff for achieving this tremendous accomplishment,” said Melissa Hopkins, assistant vice chancellor and assistant dean of facilities operations at the School of Medicine. “It not only demonstrates their support of the university’s commitment to sustainability but also their personal dedication to striving for excellence.” Hopkins said the School of Medicine now holds a world record for employing the largest number of SFPs.

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