June 25, 2008 09:00 ET

VFA's Green Building Assessment Services Named to Buildings Magazine's Top 100 Products

Services Help Prioritize Opportunities to Green Existing Facilities

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - The Buildings magazine editorial staff has named VFA's Green Building Assessment Services to its Top 100 Products of 2008, a list of innovative products and services that help decision-makers in commercial, institutional and governmental real estate with their development, construction, modernization, management and operational responsibilities.

VFA's Green Building Assessment Services help organizations identify opportunities to enhance sustainability and prioritize green investments based on cost savings, reduction in environmental impact or other business factors. VFA assessments employ evaluation criteria consistent with the guidelines of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings, as well as other emerging green standards. Assessment results help organizations including corporations, government agencies, hospitals and universities to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their facilities capital planning process.

"Our editorial staff and facilities professionals reviewed thousands of products and selected an elite group based on a number of factors including performance characteristics, solutions applicability, uniqueness and reader interest," said Buildings Editorial Director Linda Monroe. "VFA's Green Building Assessment Services certainly fit our criteria."

"VFA is honored to be recognized by Buildings for our innovative green assessment services," said Jerry Kokos, president and CEO of VFA, Inc. "While sustainable practices yield environmental and social benefits, they are also just good business. By giving organizations an objective evaluation of potential sustainability investments, VFA's green assessment services help them integrate greening programs into their long-term capital plans."

VFA is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA professionals evaluate five key areas as part of a green assessment, identifying the best opportunities to maximize operational efficiency while promoting a sustainable environment: energy efficiency; water conservation; indoor air quality and environment; site sustainability; and materials and construction. VFA's Green Building Assessment services provide detailed data on related building requirements and costs, a recommended actions report, a summary of expected benefits, and an estimate of operational cost savings.

VFA's Green Building Assessment Service was also the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Services Achievement Green Excellence Award and a finalist for the "Best New Product or Service" in the 2008 American Business Awards.

Buildings, which was launched in January 1906 as The Building Manager and Owner, serves 72,000 building owners and professional facilities managers -- the decision-makers in commercial, institutional and governmental real estate in North America. The monthly publication offers readers information on the development, construction, modernization, management and operation of buildings, as well as the products and services needed to support such facilities. For more information on Buildings, visit

About VFA

Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle -- from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. Over 400 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA's flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than two billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit

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