Helpful Links

Helpful Links

McLemore Building Maintenance is committed to continuous improvement and stays on the leading edge of topics related to our industry ensuring we provide clients the very best in technology, processes and procedures as well as environmental sustainability initiatives.  Following are website links to organizations that help shape the facility services industry.

PACE:  Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities

PACE welcomes public and government entities, including cities, counties, independent school districts, higher education institutions, non-profit agencies, political subdivisions, and other.  PACE finds vendors to assist members in meeting their operational goals and saving funds when obtaining goods and services.

TIPS:  The Interlocal Purchasing System

TIPS is available for use by all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government entities.  TIPS provides school districts and other governmental entities opportunities for greater efficiency and economy in acquiring goods and services.

APPA:  Leadership in Education Facilities

With one eye on providing excellence in today's educational environment, and one always trained on adapting, enhancing, and transforming the facilities of the future, APPA seeks to create positive impact in educational facilities.

BOMA International:  Building Owners and Managers Association

BOMA International represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space.  Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.

BSCAI:  Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI represents companies that provide cleaning, facility maintenance, security, landscaping and other related services to building owners and managers.  BSCAI provides contractor specific educational programs, individual certifications, publications, seminars, industry data and research.

CDC:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC increases the health security of our nation.  As the nation's health protection agency, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Facility Maintenance Journal

IFMA's official magazine, written by and for workplace professionals.  Articles offer practical takeaways and globally applicable best practices to help you optimize your facilities.

GBCI:  Green Building Certification Institute

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practices globally.  GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems.

 
Green Seal

Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent and essential to helping manufacturers, purchasers and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.  Thousands of products and services in hundreds of categories have been certified to meet Green Seal standards.  Green Seal provides public education and guidance for creating a more sustainable world.

IFMA:  International Facility Management Association

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries.  IFMA's mission is to "advance the professional discipline of facility management worldwide".

LEED:  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

No matter where a LEED project is, its certification is an achievement in green building that's recognized around the world.  LEED is a certification program for buildings and communities that guides their design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability.  It's based on prerequisites and credits that a project meets to achieve a one of four rating levels:  Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

OSHA:  Occupational Health and Safety Administration

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA sets and enforces standards to safeguard the land, air and water as well as protect human health.  The EPA also publishes a great deal of information for public and industrial education about protecting the environment and limiting the impact of people and their activities.

U.S. Green Building Council

Every day USGBC is helping advance spaces that are better for the environment and healthier for us to live, work and play in.  Through its community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, USGBC remains a key driving force in the green building sector.