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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.ifmanytechvalley@gmail.com with any inquiries.

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Building Automation Systems with Kendra Potasiewicz & Happy Hour | April 19th

Planned maintenance is an important part of facilities management. Most facility professionals can name dozens of tasks as it relates to their HVAC equipment – filter & belt changes, coil & tube cleanings, etc. But what about your Building Automation System (BAS)? There is a common misconception that BAS’ are “set-it and forget-it”, but did you know that you could be missing out on valuable cost savings and asset life-extension by not employing a planned maintenance strategy for your BAS? In this vendor-neutral presentation, we will discuss preventative maintenance strategies for your BAS and best practices for strategy development. If you are looking to learn more about Building Automation Systems and how to optimize your system, this presentation is for you.

Join us at Sake in Latham at 4:30PM on April 19th for the presentation with Happy Hour to follow! Please RSVP to info.ifmanytechvalley@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 17th.

Kendra Potasiewicz is head of business development for PASCO Building Automation Systems’ Capital District office. She is a 2011 graduate of Clarkson University with a BS in Engineering Management and has worked in the HVAC building automation industry for 7 years. Kendra started her career with Johnson Controls in New York, NY in 2011. Throughout her career she has worked with building owners, consulting engineers and mechanical contractors to design and construct a multitude of HVAC equipment and control systems. Kendra is the incoming President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Northeast Chapter and past Board Member for the New York, NY Chapter. She volunteers as an Alumnae Advisor for her collegiate sorority, and in her free time enjoys thoroughbred horse racing and spending time in the Adirondacks.


Sustainability Lunch 'n Learn with Baani Singh | March 22nd

Topic: Sustainability Existing Facilities & Campuses

Review Sustainability for Existing facilities and campuses in terms of Energy efficiency, health, carbon foot print, water use and more.  Introduction to various Green Building Rating systems with focus on systems for Existing facilities like Green Globes and LEED. Review of Possible Incentives and rebates.

See more on our event page!


Pop-Up Networking Event | Brick House Tavern + Tap

You’re invited to…

Join us for Happiness Hour at Brick House Tavern + Tap in Latham on Thursday, January 25th for a pop-up networking event! Appetizers on us.

The event begins at 4:30, but we know your schedules are chock-full, so stop by on your way home from work! Brick House Tavern + Tap is right off exit 6 on the Northway and has plenty of parking. You can even bring a friend!

Please RSVP to info.ifmanytechvalley@gmail.com by 1/24 if you are planning to attend! We have an area in the bar reserved for us. See you there! More information on our event page here.


New position available in the Career Center!

CBRE is looking for experienced individuals for an open Integrated Facilities Manager position in Albany, NY. For more information and to apply for the position, please visit our Career Center!


IFMA Solar Tour | October 26th

Join us at the Regional Food Bank of Northeast NY

Solar Power in Upstate NY

Hosted By Bill Jordan,
Founder & CEO of Jordan Energy

Regional Food Bank Northeastern NY
located at 965 Albany-Shaker Road

RSVP TODAY!

Registration begins at 11:45 am with a working lunch served at 12:00. Guests will also enjoy a personalized tour of the roof mounted solar panels by Founder & CEO, Bill Jordan.Jordan Energy has been in business for over 10 years and offers a comprehensive solution that enables customers to harness the power of the sun and other sustainable resources. The Regional Food Bank system became operational in 2016 and has a total system size of 628kW.Not only are many companies are able to reduce electricity expenses, but Jordan Energy also partners with other energy efficient technologies to give the optimal energy solution to their customers.
Please RSVP to Anna at ashapiro@macfawn.com .

422 Broadway Tour & Mixer Photos

We had a great time at the 422 Broadway Tour & Mixer - check out some photos from the event!


422 Broadway Tour and Member Mixer | 7/11/2017

This July, we will be offering Members and Member Guests of our local chapter an inside tour of one Bonacio Construction's more intricate projects located at 422 Broadway in Saratoga Springs followed by a Member Mixer at Sperry's in downtown Saratoga!

Mark your calendars! This is not to be missed!

For more information, view the event page here.


Lunch & Learn | IMAGINiT Technologies 6/6

Please join us for a Lunch & Learn with IMAGINiT Technologies on June 6th at the Latham Berkshire Bank Community Room.

The presentation will cover things such as:
-Why modeling offers more data than CAD
-How models can useful for maintenance
-How to understand what owners really want from a model
-How to help owners understand what modeling is
For more information, please visit our Events page here.

Lunch & Learn | Energize NY 5/16

Please come join us for a Lunch & Learn with Robert Fischman on May 16th.

Robert Fischman is the Director of the Energize NY Commercial program offered by the Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), a non-profit, local development corporation owned by municipalities across the state, including many here in the Capital Region.

Energize NY helps commercial and not-for-profit building owners reduce energy waste and save money through energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements, and helps them leverage Energize NY PACE, New York State’s Property Assessed Clean Energy finance program.  Facility management professionals can use PACE financing to tackle many projects, ranging from deferred maintenance needs to energy upgrades to the addition of renewable energy.

Robert brings three decades of professional experience in the building industry, having directed more than $500 million in capital construction programs, and has been a longtime advocate for sustainable and energy efficient building practices.  He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Union College and a MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

Please view the event page here.


Lunch & Learn | TAG Solutions 3/21

TAG Solutions Lunch & Learn

Tuesday March 21st, 2017 
11:30-1:00PM 
TAG Solutions 12 Elmwood Rd # 1, Albany, NY 12204 

A special presentation on IT Network Security, including information on hacking, identity theft, and a business's weakest link in Online Security. They will also briefly discuss the pitfalls of having inappropriate systems in place and areas that businesses may be able to improve. 
 
Please RSVP by noon on 3/17 to info.ifmanytechvalley@gmail.com