Choosing Sustainable Certifications

Looking to certify your building? If you’re in the U.S., you now have more options! Check out the article in FMLink written by Mayra Portalatin and Sean McWilliams on Building managers now have more options than ever?

Mayra and Sean explain the history and differences with respect to prerequisites, cost and on-going requirements for the sustainable certifications.  Which option is best for you? LEED?  Green Globes? BREEAM?  No certification at all?  Read more here.

MayraPortalatinMayra Portalatin is a Civil & Environmental Engineer with over 18 years of consulting experience in the built environment ranging from condition assessments to sustainability audits. She has presented on the subject of sustainability and the built environment to property and facility managers in various venues including Greenbuild and IFMA’s World Workplace. Mayra is also an IFMA instructor for the Sustainability Facility Professional certification and teaches FM Technology in Catholic University’s Facility Management Master’s Program.

Sean McWilliamsSean McWilliams is currently working on his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University with graduation projected for May 2017.  Sean already has an Associate of Science with Honors in Engineering and has been working as an intern at Facility Engineering Associates during the summer of 2016.