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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 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


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 .

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 
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 

Introducing Our Newest Board Member, Joe MacFawn

The NY Tech Valley Chapter of IFMA is pleased to announce our new Events Committee Chair, Joseph MacFawn. Joe is the President of MacFawn Fire and Flood Restoration as well as an active member in a number of professional organizations. The Board and Chapter welcome Joe and look forward to the coming year's events.


Joseph MacFawn BSc.

President, MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration

Founding Member, National Development Co. LLC​

Real Property Administrator
Licensed Public Adjuster, NY State        

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B.Sc., Business Administration;  M: Finance & Marketing
University of Albany, 1990
R.P.A., Real Property Administrator,
CR BOMA, 2000
Licensed Public Adjuster, New York State, 2006


Joseph MacFawn started his company in 1989 with two commercial accounts and several domestic emergencies. After he hit the ground running with commercial and residential work, he opened two additional offices in Philadelphia and South Florida as his company’s services were requested throughout the Northeast and New England. In addition to his academic achievements at SUNY University at Albany, Joseph MacFawn has pursued myriads of professional certifications that set him apart from his peers. Joseph MacFawn is a true humanitarian, having served on a number of nonprofit boards and committees including most recently, the March of Dimes. He is member to all Gold Standard Industry organizations that delineate best practices in his field including the (ICRA) International Cleaning and (RIA) Restoration Association, Restoration Industry Association, (IICRC) Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration, (IFMA) International Facilities Management Association and more. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the BOMA, Albany Executives Association (AXA), New York Rug Cleaners Institute (NYRCI) and other organizations that he values for professional development.

Professional Expertise

In addition to Mr. MacFawn’s professional expertise in Disaster Restoration and Real Estate he is well versed in Business Management, Finance and Emergency Rescue. He is a highly motivated and results oriented business owner with more than 20 years of management experience with a track record of high gross sales that grows substantially year after year. He values proficiency in utilizing technology to deliver processes, which optimize organizational effectiveness of any business enterprise and he epitomizes multitasking with a diverse and wellrounded skill set that encompasses technology, communication and business operations.


  • Water Damage Restoration - IICRC
  • Applied Structural Drying - IICRC
  • Odor Control - IICRC
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration - IICRC
  • Commercial Drying Specialist - IICRC
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist - NYAFST
  • Certified Mold Technician - IOT
  • Radiological Emergency Response - EMI
  • IS Emergency Program Manager - EMI
  • Mitigation for Homeowners - EMI IS 394
  • Hazardous Materials Technician - NYAFST