The Washington, D.C.-based National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council and International Facility Management Association, Houston, hosted a joint policy forum at the U.S. Capitol in September about efficient energy use in buildings. The third-annual Public Policy Forum presented legislators with emerging issues and best practices relating to sustainability in facility management.

Discussion topics included energy-efficient solutions for the built environment, the regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions from commercial buildings, and challenges related to creating and supporting sustainable initiatives. For more information, visit