Houston-based International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Johnson Controls, Glendale, Wis., released their third-annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, revealing that North American business leaders continue to express robust interest in energy efficiency, but their actions to improve buildings have weakened. Seventy-one percent of the 1,422 survey respondents said they are paying more attention to energy efficiency now than they were 12 months ago, and more than half the respondents—58 percent—said energy management is very or extremely important to their organization. However, for a consecutive year, research showed a decline in capital and operating expenditures for energy efficiency. Many respondents reported taking fewer actions or none at all toward improving efficiency in the past year. Limited funding, a desire for greater incentives and shorter payback periods, uncertainty about energy and regulatory policy, in addition to the uncertain economy, all contributed to the setbacks. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.