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Sustainability in FM

"Knowledge Transfer Partnerships” (KTP) are a Technology Strategy Board programme set up to improve competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills. The Sustainability in FM research project is a partnership between BIFM and the University of Reading under this part government funded scheme.  The project is an initiative of the BIFM Sustainability SIG.

The aim of the project is to develop practical tools for the FM professional so that they can improve the implementation and management of sustainable practices in the working environment.

The project has through a series of workshops, surveys and interviews established the knowledge gaps and requirements of the FM profession. This knowledge has allowed the development of a tool that illustrates good practice through practical examples, clear descriptions of the issues, unbiased reflections of lessons learnt and links to centres of excellence.

The research stage of the project has been funded through a grant from the Technology Strategy Board and sponsorship provided by Kinnarps. Sponsorship is still being sought for the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the web pages, to make the tool sustainable over many years.

British Institute of Facilities Management

The BIFM is the ‘natural home’ of facilities management in the UK. Founded in 1993, the Institute provides information, education, training and networking services for over 13,500 members – both individual professionals and organisations.

BIFM Mission:

“To advance the facilities management profession”

BIFM Strategy


Represent and promote the interests of members and the wider FM community.
Promote participation and collaboration.
Build an effective relationship with Government and other stakeholders.


Deliver best in class services, benefits and offers for members.
Promote a professional standards framework.
Enable continuing professional development.


Maintain BIFM as a best of class, online Institute.


Determine policy and strategic direction to support mission.
Run the Institute effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrate good governance.


Deliver a comprehensive communication programme.
Identify and target key audiences.
Use most appropriate and effective media.


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