Past Events

Date/Time Event
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ESUS Q2 Webinar: International Perspective of Circularity

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Speaker: Prof David Greenfield Vice President – External Affairs – Circular Economy institute

This session will provide an overview of the concept of circular economy and how it links to the broader sustainability discussions that are currently taking place across the world. David will cover some real-life examples of how circular economy works and also provide tips on how we as facility manager can incorporate a circular mindset to make a difference.

04/26/2022 - 04/28/2022
IFMA Facility Fusion

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759 USA



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
April Webinar: Combined Heat and Power at Different Scales

In the last decades, CHP has been successfully deployed in many critical infrastructure buildings such as hospitals, schools, hotels, water and wastewater treatment plants. There is still more than 148 GW of technical potential for new CHP across all sectors in the U.S., and much of this potential is found in critical infrastructure. The Department of Energy’s Southcentral CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP), will be leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications of CHP in cities at all scales: from districts to individual buildings. The potential of CHP applications to improve resilience and reduce environmental impacts in a cost-effective way will be discussed through existing CHP facilities successfully operating critical facilities for the cities that host them. 



  • Carlos Gamarra, Assistant Director, Southcentral CHP TAP
  • Deborah Nabologa, Research Assistant, Southcentral CHP TAP
  • Kurt West, Vice President of Business Development, 2G Energy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
March Webinar: Financing CHP - How to Find Funding, Incentives, and More!

Join an expert panel for an exploration of solutions to finance Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects. This webinar will dive into market trends, explain how to access incentives and tac credits, and how to find the financing that is right to your Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project.

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  • Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Assistant Director, Upper-West CHP TAP
  • McKenzie Roberts, Research Assistant, Upper-West CHP TAP

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 2022 Webinar: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond - Waste Management

Please register for Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond: Waste Management on Feb 9, 2022 1:00 PM ET

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Recording

10/26/2021 - 10/28/2021
IFMA World Workplace 2021

Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) and Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Communities Present ESUS at World Workplace 2021 in Orlando, FL


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Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Presented by:

Moderator: Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve

Panelists: Celeste Tell, Advanced Workplace Associates, Ltd

Lisa Whited, Advanced Workplace Associates, Ltd


Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Presented by:


Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP, Chair, IFMA ESUS Community



Jenny Yeung, Professional Development, IFMA Hong Kong Chapter

Jessica Wright, Sr. Project Manager, ecoPreserve, LLC

Ashley Schnetzer, Recycling Monitor, ecoPreserve, LLC

Audience contributors:

Jeff Benavides, Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer at Orange County, FL

Resham Shirsat, Sustainability Specialist, Minimalist, Holistic Medicine Enthusiast, Orlando, FL


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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
June Webinar: Stories of eco-Trends: Reuse + Health + Social 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1 PM – 2 PM CST

Stories of eco-Trends: Reuse + Health + Social CEU provides an overview of current green building trends. Utilizing these green trends and best practices as a framework the course will delve into three chapters – Reuse, Health and Social. Within each chapter, we explore multiple case stories of various market sectors with specific eco-technologies & strategies. In each scenario we look at the smart green best practices, as well as, higher levels of LEED both in Version 4 and pilot credits. Finally, this fun, interactive educational experience includes a valuable desktop reference of the green best practices for both your client and you!

Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow + WELL AP + Fitwell Ambassador
Author / Speaker / Consultant + Founder of H2 Ecodesign

Holley is known as the Commonsense Environmentalist making sustainable choices make sense for your business. H2 Ecodesign has pioneered several “firsts,” including the first LEED-CI project in the US (Platinum Level), the first LEED-CI in China (Gold Level), as well as, the first LEED project in Thailand. H2 Ecodesign facilitated a LEED-CS (Platinum Level) award for the largest energy provider in Thailand. Beyond buildings, H2 Ecodesign collaborates with a myriad of product manufacturers facilitating their green path of communication including national CEU programs and training.

Currently, she is consulting for Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. who contributes to the protection of human health through scientific research. Research initiatives are focused on air quality regarding 3D printing, furniture flammability and global air pollution. For over a decade, Holley served the National U.S. Green Building Council including Chair of the National Market Advisory Committee and LEED-CI Core Committee. With a greater emphasis on human health and wellness in the built environment, Holley is both a Fitwel Ambassador as well as a WELL Accredited Professional.

Holley is author of the book Becoming a Green Building Professional. 

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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
World Workplace 2020 Virtual Happy Hour

World Workplace 2020 for the Environmental Stewardship, Utilities & Sustainability Community Virtual Happy Hour! 

December 10th, 2020 — 4:00 to 5:30 PM (CST)
GoToMeeting Link
Access Code: 365-646-085

Opportunities are rare for the IFMA Communities of Practice members to join together in person.  As World Workplace is being held a virtual event this year the Environmental Stewardship, Utilities & Sustainability (ESUS) community is taking advantage of this occasion to host a Virtual Happy Hour.

Everyone is welcome to this free event, and registration for World Workplace is not required

Come join the ESUS Board for an interactive virtual event where we’ll celebrate the holidays and engage in open discussion with questions like “What is the most interesting thing you have done since the Pandemic started?”, “What is the most surprising event you’ve encountered in your work?”, and “What milestones have you celebrated this year?” – and more…

Put on your holiday sweater, grab your favorite cocktail, turn on your camera & join us on online!


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Webinar: Managing 3D Printer Emissions For Occupant Safety And Health

Years of research prove that designing, operating, and managing our buildings with a focus on good indoor air quality results not only in healthy, productive building occupants but also in protected property investments and reputation. As new technologies emerge, they may bring unintended consequences for human health. Therefore, researchers at Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, completed a multi-year study with Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on the impact of 3D printer emissions on indoor air quality (IAQ).

This webinar will make the case for prioritizing IAQ, reveal what Chemical Insights and Georgia Tech’s research found about the impact of operating 3D printers on indoor air quality and most importantly, focus on what you can do to best mitigate the unintended consequences associated with this exciting, innovative technology. Finally, the webinar will explore common real-life scenarios in order to evaluate which mitigation strategy is most effective, practical, and safe. Join to hear trusted experts share their unique scientific knowledge and apply it to your practice right away.

October 20, 2020 at 2 pm ET

Speakers: Dr. Marilyn Black and Dr. P. Barry Ryan

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
April 2020 Webinar -- Better Buildings: Smart Energy Analytics

Commercial buildings are full of hidden energy savings potential, and facility managers and building owners are now reaping the cost-saving benefits of data analytics through the use of Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS).

The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Better Buildings Initiative and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) encouraged the use of a wide variety of commercially available EMIS technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover those energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance. IFMA was an organizing partner in the original design of the campaign and contributed to the outreach plan to target building owners and operators.

Based on the article appearing in the Mar-Apr Facilities Management Journal, join us for an in-depth look at the analytics behind energy use and how to find those hidden savings.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Noon – 1 PM (CDT)

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Claire Curtin is a program manager at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, supporting research on EMIS. Previously, she was with Pacific Gas & Electric in the Commercial Whole Building Demonstration project and administering Automated Demand Response utility programs for EnerNOC and Global Energy Partners. Curtin spent more than 20 years as a senior producer and designer in the computer gaming industry with Electronic Arts, Maxis and Broderbund Software.
Hannah Kramer is an affiliate to the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She holds a master’s degree from the Energy and Resources Group from UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on building energy performance monitoring and diagnostics and supporting how owners implement monitoring-based commissioning. Kramer has authored numerous studies and resources on commissioning and building performance.

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