Deadline for Application:
JUNE 30, 2020

Eric Teicholz Sustainability Scholarship

Through the generosity of IFMA Fellow Eric Teicholz, the IFMA Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to individuals interested in earning their Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) in 2020.

Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP)

IFMA’s SFP is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. By earning the SFP credential, you will:

  • Earn recognition and credibility for your expertise in sustainable FM practices
  • Influence your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines.
  • Maximize efficiencies and streamline operations to boost your triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.
  • Learn to use knowledge-based, data-driven methods to drive decisions and develop valuable solutions.


  • Young professionals currently in facility management or related field with a demonstrated financial need. Young professional members of IFMA Chapters and IFMA Councils are encouraged to apply
  • The application will be available on May 27, 2020.
  • Applications are due by June 30, 2020.

Selection Process

  • A committee of FM professionals will evaluate each application and score according to evaluation guidelines.
  • Scores will be totaled, and the top three applicants will be awarded the SFP scholarships
  • Awardees will be notified within 48 hours after the decision is made.
  • The scholarship awards will cover SFP Credential fees


Eric Teicholz is president and founder of Graphic Systems, Inc., a firm specializing in facility management and real estate automation consulting.

  • Fellow of the International Facility Management Association
  • Ex-officio Chair of IFMA's Strategic Advisory Group, Sustainability Task Force and Sustainability Committee
  • Member of IFMA’s ESUS sustainability community,
  • IFMA Foundation’s Board of Trustees
  • IFMA’s Global Board of Directors
  • Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) for the Federal Facilities Council at the National Academy of Sciences
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Integrated FM and Advanced Energy Projects Committees

Teicholz graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he later became an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the university’s largest R+D facility, the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis.  He also is the author/editor of 17 books related to FM, CAFM/IWMS and GIS technology. Teicholz was awarded the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy under President George W. Bush for his participation on a blue-ribbon FM panel defining the future strategy for naval shore facilities.