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FEMP08 Sustainable Institutional Changefor Federal Facility Managers

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by National Institute of Building Sciences
Category Innovation in design and operations

Sustainable Institutional Change for Federal Facility Managers provides practical information and action-based strategies to changeindividual and organizational behavior in support of energy efficiency and strategic sustainability goals. While advanced technologies are increasingly effective at reducing energy and resource intensity in buildings and facilities, optimal results cannot occur unless multiple strategies are employed to change individual and organizational behavior. This course emphasizes the link between individual behavior and institutional change. It introduces the framework of "rules, roles, and tools" to guide the systematic design, development, implementation, and evaluation of multiple strategies to achieve#and maintain over the long term#individual and institutional change.


  • apply the construct of "rules, roles, and tools" to effect individual and organizational change to support energy efficiency and strategic sustainability goals;
  • apply eight principles of institutional change to determine how they can help achieve agency energy and sustainability goals;
  • develop plans to implement changes in existing policies and practices, and introducenew sustainable behaviors by employing multiple strategies; and
  • enable lasting change by evaluating outcomes to determine what strategies worked and refine strategies to ensure the persistence of organizational change.
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CE Hours 3.0
AIA/CES (LU) 3.0