Chairman’s Blog, April/May 2024

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Hello ISC Community Members,

Wow, 2024 is off to a good start, the ESUS Community officially became the” IFMA Sustainability Community (ISC)”. Thank you to all who submitted suggestions at World Workplace 2024 for the name change. Congratulations to Derek Bacigal who submitted the winning entry. Behind the scenes the ISC Board and Committee Members have been busy updating our website, brochures, etc. and the IFMA website to reflect our new name. Special thanks the IFMA Staff: Natalie Ortega and Treslyn Onajoko and the ISC Administrator, Endrea Kosvens for all their hard work.

ISC membership has been growing at steady pace, but we need your help so we can continue to provide informative Programs, Newsletters and Website Content. We invite all members to join one of our committees: 

  • Membership, Outreach & Partnership’s
  • Programs
  • Publications
  • Public Relations
  • Sponsorship

Contact us at to volunteer. Invitations to the next committee meeting will be sent to you so you can participate. 


Facility Fusion 2024, May 5 – 7, 2024 in Boston, MA, USA, is approaching fast, ISC is sponsoring two sessions, a Fireside Chat with Dean Stanberry on Sunday, May 5th and Opportunities for Leadership on May 7th. Details are in the Newsletter, please plan to join us, we would love to meet you in person.

ISC is also busy planning our sessions and special ISC events for World Workplace 2024 in San Antonio, TX , October 9 – 11, 2024.

ISC is your Community, let the Board know your challenges, interests and areas of expertise, so we can continue to collaborate, sharing trends in the industry, hot topics and more.

Together ISC can impact change.

Sustainably Yours, 


Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow

Chair, IFMA Sustainability Community