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 with any inquiries.


Lunch & Learn : Combined Heat & Power with NYSERDA

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Contact:  Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.


International Facilities Management Association

February 9, 2016

Note Special Starting Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

No Cost Lunch provided

Note New Location:

NY State Energy Research & Development Authority

17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399

Presented by:

Edward Kear, P.E.

Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA

Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

A general introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP), what it is, how it works, benefits it provides, kinds of facilities likely to see those benefits, and real-life examples. We’ll also hear what NYSERDA is doing to promote the use of CHP.

Lunch & Learn : Curved Glulam


Contact:  Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.


November 10, 2015

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch provided

available: 1 AIA HSW Learning unit

Davies Office

40 Loudonville Road

Albany, NY 12204

Curved Glulam:

Overview, Case Studies, Manufacturing and Design

Presented by:

Liz Connor

Structural glued laminated timber has been used in the US for over 75 years. Liz will discuss the utility of this engineered construction material, and the shared responsibilities of design and manufacturing specific to curved glulam.

Lunch and Learn : Big Data and the Internet of Things

Contact Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.




October 13, 2015

Networking @ 11:30 am

Lunch (no charge) and Presentation at noon at:

Davies Office

40 Loudonville Road

Albany, NY 12204


Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT)

InScope Energy will provide an introduction to data analytics and the Internet of Things, and demonstrate how they can be used to dramatically optimize building performance by providing deeper visibility into facility operations.  InScope’s IoT energy efficiency solutions provide remote, real-time and actionable building intelligence – saving facility managers energy, money and time.

Presented by:

Katie O’Leary

Sr. Director of Business Development

Empire Generating Power Plant Tour


September 15, 2015

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

For info and individual directions check link below:

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

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

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

Tour of Skidmore College Photovoltaic Array & 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


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!