IFMA News, Webinars and Events Mar/Apr 2021

Getting to Net Zero Energy Through Strategic Building Operations and Plug Load Management

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1 PM – 2 PM (EDT)

Plug loads comprise a much greater amount and proportion of total building energy consumption than they have in the past. There is a significant opportunity to reduce this consumption. However, these loads are rarely managed well due to lack of effective technologies and plug load management strategies. Properly managing plug loads were a key reason the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) was able to transition its headquarters from a LEED Platinum office building first occupied in 2017 to become the first Net Zero Energy certified office building in Texas in early 2020. The technologies used, the different stages of plug load consumption, and the strategies adopted to manage and reduce plug loads and overall building energy consumption will be discussed.

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Monitoring Healthy Buildings: Using EMIS to Identify Issues with Ventilation, Air Quality, and Thermal Health

Tuesday, June 21, 2021 1 PM – 2 PM (EDT)

What data and metrics can be monitored to determine if a building is healthy for its occupants?  Are additional sensors necessary? In this presentation, the Better Buildings EMIS Tech Team clarifies opportunities for monitoring and analytics to identify areas that need attention, from fresh air delivery (including air change rates and purge cycles) and airborne contaminants to comfort metrics.

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Recorded Webinars | IFMA Experts’ Assessment Webinars

 Everything You Need to Know about Managing Facilities Post-COVID-19

Industry insights and best practices built on consensus collected from hundreds of thought leaders and FM experts from around the globe teaching you on how to best manage the workplace in a post-COVID world.

What are the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic? New ways of working (NWOW) will develop when societies return to normal will depend upon the choices we make NOW and how we adapt TO THE NEW NORMAL post-COVID-19.

The Future Workplace and What Will Change After COVID-19 | IFMA Experts’ Assessment: Ep.01 – YouTube

How Covid Will Reshape Facilities in Demand & How to Best Prepare | Experts’ Assessment | Ep. 02 – YouTube

Pandemic Strategies for Facility Management and Business Leaders | Experts’ Assessment | Ep. 03 – YouTube

Facilities in Demand – 2021 and the Return to the New Normal | The Experts’ Assessment | Ep. 04 – YouTube

How to Plan Your Return to the Workplace | The Experts’ Assessment | Ep. 05 – YouTube

Derailing Sustainable Buildings? | The Experts’ Assessment | Ep. 06 – YouTube


ESUS in the FMJ

The ESIS Community sponsored articles for the March-April 2021 FMJ include;

  • The Science Behind Good IAQ and Safer Spaces, Dr. Marilyn Black
    Pg 54, or Read Online


FMJ Editorial Calendar

The May-June 2021 theme is O&M/Planning and Project Management.  Features will include O&M where you are – local vs global, Standardizing standards/global benchmarking, Creating the best experience for your tenants, Budgeting, Everyday O&M, and Managing an emergency project.

The July-August 2021 theme is Technology.  Features will include PropTech, What’s next in FM tech, Down the road, Rebuilding the Built Environment, Using AR and virtual assistance to build the workspace, Human factors in tomorrow’s technology,  Workspace automation, and Choosing the right time to upgrade.