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Dutch Design Week - Kick-off circular economy foundation 20 october 2014


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During the Dutch Design Week 2014, a Circular Economy Hotspot was organized at Seats2Meet in Eindhoven. As the built environment caters for an enormous amount of use of resources, and facility managers are the constant factor during the life cycle of buildings, I was asked to deliver a presentation during the kick-off.

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Dutch Design Week - Kick-off circular economy foundation 20 october 2014

  1. 1. The International Facility Management Association Building Community & Value to Learn. Connect. Advance.
  2. 2. Legacy FM: The Old Way Thousands of FM Practitioners… no FM Community • Accidental profession • Focus on job at hand • Reactive • Conservative • No strategic value added
  3. 3. Leading the way in the 21st century • Highly trained professionals • Increased focus on strategy • Life cycle management • FM involvement in the design phase • Reduction of resources • Reduction of waste, energy usage and carbon footprint
  4. 4. European FM Coalition • Inform and involve stakeholders and policy makers • Inform FMs on public policy European 2030 Policy Framework Resource Efficiency
  5. 5. Building coalitions…
  6. 6. …and design sustainable solutions
  7. 7. Contact Info Ian van der Pool MFM Director, IFMA Board of Directors Owner VisionFM / Partner PJ Strategy +31 (0)6 46414343 7