The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) is a trade association of more than 4,700 member companies from over 83 countries that manufacture, market and distribute cleaning and maintenance products, equipment and related services to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, schools, factories, foodservice establishments, corporate complexes, commercial businesses, and a vast array of other industrial and institutional facilities worldwide.
BOMA International was founded in 1903 as the National Association of Building Owners and Managers. BOMA International is a primary source of information on office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments.
BSCAI has become the trade association of the building service industry, representing a worldwide network of more than 2,500 member companies from across the U.S. and 39 other countries, who provide cleaning, facility maintenance, and other related services to building owners and managers. The association provides educational programs, publications, video training programs, seminars, and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for the building service contracting industry.
Green Seal™ is a non-profit, US based organization and has provided independent, objective, science-based guidance to the marketplace and to consumers. Green Seal has been actively identifying and promoting sustainability in the marketplace, and helping organizations be greener in a real and effective way since 1989 and meets the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Criteria for Third Party Certifiers.
A Green Seal Certification Mark on a product means that it has gone through a stringent process to show that it has less impact on the environment and human health. Green Seal takes a life cycle assessment approach, evaluating a product from the raw materials through the manufacturing process and ending with recycling or disposal. Products only become certified after rigorous science-based evaluation, including on-site plant visits. The Green Seal means that the product has passed the tests; that it works as well as or better than others in its class, and that it has been evaluated without bias or conflict of interest.
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL - The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. USGBC created the LEED green building certification program, which encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance
LEED Building Certification - LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The Property Management Association sponsors monthly meetings featuring speakers and topics on a diverse range of issues pertaining to the property management profession. PMA also offers a series of accredited seminars on practical and topical issues as well as several publications.
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has been the source for education, resources, information, and membership for real estate management professionals for more than 75 years. An affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors. With 80 U.S. chapters, 13 international chapters, and several other partnerships around the globe, IREM is an international organization that also serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry.
The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) is the leading membership organization representing commercial and multi-family residential real estate in the Washington, DC area. Serving members for 35 years since its establishment in 1974, AOBA continues to protect and enhance the value of its members’ investments through effective leadership and advocacy, information exchange, and professional development.
The Capitol Association of Building Service Contractors (CABSC) was created in 1968 to provide building service contractors a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences.
CABSC is dedicated to the proposition that the public will be best served through competition. Never the less, the founding members believed that the metropolitan Washington community would benefit from an organization of local industry members. Such an organization could promote best practices and sponsor conferences and seminars designed to educate, train personnel and better address industry challenges (for the benefit of the consuming public).
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.