Friday, March 6, 2009

Facility Manager's Green Training

Facility Manager

“Green”Training and


A new, two-part program for facility managers to better understand sustainability and to take advantage of the cost savings associated with becoming a “green” business.

Part I:

Six-week training program to certify facility managers in operating

a “green” business.

Resources, information, practical lessons and applications from field professionals will be provided for participants to complete a comprehensive facility assessment, develop an improvement plan, and conduct a site audit. Topics will include: source reduction, carbon calculations, green policy, green purchasing, marketing green, contractual negotiations, troubleshooting and compliance, green assessments and audits.

Part II:

Sustainability Implementation Workgroup (SIW)

SIW team members will implement the individually tailored sustainability plan for his/her business. The SIW acts as a support network, meeting once a week for six weeks to explore, resolve issues and implement sustainability practices including waste elimination, energy efficiencies, sustainable procurement practices, improvements to company culture and employee training and motivation.

Part I:

Dates: Tuesdays, 3/31 – 5/5/2009

Times: 5:30-7:30 PM
Fees: $400**
Location: B129

Part II:

Dates: Tuesdays, 5/19 – /16/2009

Times: 10:00-11:30
Fees: $800 per company
(Each company/facility can bring up to 3 participants to each session)
Location: B129

** Facility managers from companies/facilities in Sullivan are eligible for scholarships. Sustainability is important to all industry sectors, the Sullivan County Workforce Investment Board has made funding available to all Sullivan County businesses and municipal services.Participants are eligible for a 100% reimbursement of course fees upon successful completion of the two step program.

Space is limited. Please register by Friday, March 20, 2009

For More Information:

The Office of Workforce Development, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

Sullivan County Community College

Phone: 845-434-5750 x4398


Did you know?

According to a study by the Zero Waste Alliance of Portland, OR

Statistics showed that hotel waste consisted of the following:
  • 46% food waste
  • 25.3% paper
  • 11.7% cardboard
  • 6.7% plastics
  • 5.6% glass, and
  • 4.5% metals
"When looked at with a zero-waste attitude, these figures show the opportunities for both resource recovery and waste reduction."

Hospitalitygreen can help you attain a goal of zero-waste.