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Welcome

NY Tech Valley Chapter of IFMA is your regional Albany, NY chapter of the International Facility Management Association, the largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facilities managers. This well-known networking group is very excited about getting new Professional, Associate and Student members from in and around the Capital District to sign up!

Please feel free to email us at info@ifma-nytechvalley.org with any inquiries.

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Empire Generating Power Plant Tour

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September 15, 2015

Empire Generating Power Plant Tour (1:00 – 3:00, no lunch) Rensselaer NY

For info and individual directions check link below:

http://empiregen.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=2

Googling: Empire Generating Co., Riverside Ave.    gives an even better map.

Please bring hard hats, safety glasses, full length pants and closed sole shoes.

www.empiregen.com

    75 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144(518) 694-8205


Tour of Skidmore College Photovoltaic Array & Networking

TOUR OF SKIDMORE COLLEGE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY AND NETWORKING

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rain or Shine!

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us for this combined field trip event with the Capital District Albany Energy Engineers. After the tour, join us at Druthers Brewing Co. for networking!

Click here for more information.


Lunch & Learn with Big Ass Solutions

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Join us at Davies Office on June 11th for a presentation on Air Movement for Energy-Efficient Comfort in Conditioned Spaces provided by Big Ass Solutions!

For more information, click here.


Mid-Year Mixer Event with AIA

The NY Tech Valley IFMA chapter will be joining other local, like-minded professional organizations for a mid-year mixer event on June 4 at 5:30 pm at the Sports [Bar and] Grill, East Greenbush NY (4 Middle Mannix Road/Rensselaer) for cash bar and appetizers. Currently CSI, AIA eastern NY, USGBC, ASHRAE and ASLA will be participating and the organizers are still reaching out to others.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending!

June 2015 Mixer


ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section’s 95th Annual Memorial Awards Ceremony & Dinner Presentation

"How Edison Would Handle the Linked Challenges of Climate Change & Energy Independence"

Speaker: Dr. Addison K Stark, Ph.D.,
Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) Fellow

Date: Tuesday, May 5th

Time: 6:00PM social gathering, 6:30PM dinner, 7:30PM Prize Awards, 7:45PM presentation

For more information, click here.


Lunch & Learn: MedAir Associates

Come join us on May 26th at Davies Office for an enlightening discussion about indoor air quality!

Indoor Air Quality for the Built Environment

This presentation explores characterizing air quality in various programs for indoor

environments with a focus on the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program (Leadership in

Energy and Environmental Design), healthcare facilities and commercial and residential settings.

Presented by: Sander Bonvell, MedAir Associates LLC

IFMA, Tech Valley NY Chapter, Board of Directors


Essentials of Facility Management Webinar

Do you need a basic knowledge of facility management? Or is that needed by new staff of your team? Are you a service provider that works with or sells products to FMs? Do you work in one facet of FM and need to get a broader overview of all the competencies of FM? This Essentials of Facility Management Program is for you!

The Essentials of FM is a series of training workshops focusing on basic concepts that describe the field of facility management and how it can be of value to an organization. Entry-level FMs will learn:

  • The facility manager's role including the skill sets, knowledge and abilities required to effectively perform their work.
  • Basic operation and maintenance concepts and practices.
  • Tactical planning for scheduling and accomplishing daily FM tasks that support the operation of a facility.

We invite you to attend an informational webinar, which outlines the program, defines the target audience, and explains the necessity and benefits of taking the Essentials of FMprogram - either for yourself or your team.

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 PM CST 

Speaker: Chris Hodges, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow

Register Now!


CANCELLED : Lunch and Learn with Big Ass Solutions

The Lunch and Learn with Big Ass Solutions scheduled for 2/19 has been postponed to a later date. Please stay tuned for more information!


New Product: Sanitary Door Openers

For facility managers everywhere, the patented hands-free openers designed for pull-open exit restroom doors (see brochure below).  They’re inexpensive (only $94 per set of two), easy to install, require no maintenance, and last indefinitely.  We’ve had thousands installed around the country in office buildings, restaurants, factories and other public facilities.  The Golden Corral restaurant chain, for example, is installing them in all of their restaurants nation-wide.  If you would like more information, please contact us by telephone at (770) 251-9787 or visit our website at www.SanitaryDoorOpener.com.

Benefits

  • Personal Hygiene – Keep hands clean, fresh and sanitary
  • Operation - Forearm used to open door and then naturally released
  • Easy installation – Install above conventional door handle
  • Inexpensive – Only $94.00 per set of two Openers (ladies’ and men’s) with accessories
  • Savings – Reduce paper towel usage and clutter on the floor

sanitary door opener brochure


Spring 2015 Credential Courses

spring credential courses

Pave the way for professional growth and success.
Enroll in an IFMA credential course this spring.IFMA has partnered with prestigious universities, colleges, chapters and training partners to offer Facility Management Professional (FMP®) and Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®) instructor-led courses and CFM® Exam preparation* around the globe. Learn key FM topics from expert instructors, discuss current issues with FM professionals from a variety of organizations and industries, and earn the FMP or SFP credential or build confidence and knowledge for the CFM exam.

These courses are available in your area!
Whether you're looking to earn a globally-recognized facility management credential or simply enhance your professional knowledge and skills, IFMA's credential courses can help you reach your goals. Your recommended course locations are listed below. For a full list of available courses, visitwww.ifma.org/credentials.

Facility Management Professional (FMP) 

George Mason University
Location: Virtual Classroom
Email: choover@gmu.edu
Phone: (703) 993-8335
Register today!

Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) 

Villanova University
Location: Virtual Classroom
Email:james.kane@villanova.edu
Phone: (610) 519-4302
Register today!

Certified Facility Manager (CFM) 

Rice University
Location: Virtual Classroom
Email: zombakis@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-6101
Register today!