IFMA News, Webinars and Events — May/June 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
For states, local governments, and K-12 schools seeking to reduce costs and meet efficiency goals, financing needs to be customized and simplified through technical assistance. Speakers will discuss how various financing products can address public sector barriers when paired with effective technical assistance. Register Now
2. NEXT-GENERATION BUILDING PERFORMANCE POLICIES: MAXIMIZING ENERGY SAVINGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Thursday, July 16, 2020 I 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Hear from leading cities deploying the next generation of building performance policies about their strategies for policy design, implementation challenges and successes, and early policy impacts. Register Now
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 I 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Join DOE’s Plug and Process Load Technology Research Team and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for a technical presentation about a Statewide Plug Load Strategy developed by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Department of Energy. Register Now
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Learn how to make the business case for energy efficiency in data centers. This webinar will help participants identify key stakeholder interests, underlying drivers, and institutional and technical barriers that need to be considered and give attendees an overview of the technical concepts and relevant tools and resources involved. Register Now
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 I 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Organizations of all shapes and sizes can benefit from better understanding their granular energy usage. Partners from across sectors will discuss how to persuade decision-makers and make the business case for the value of submetering; they will also share how to tie submetering to benchmarking and data management for greater success. Register Now
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6. Recorded Webinars | IFMA Webinars
IFMA is hosting a series of webinars on FM + COVID-19 addressing common questions and discussions on re-entering the workplace. Click the link above to view these recorded webinars featuring subject matter experts from around the globe.
7. Recorded Webinars | Building a Clean Energy Workforce
Better Buildings (Virtual) Summit, June 9, 2020
Across the country, millions of Americans participate in the clean energy workforce who make it possible to design, build, operate, and finance better buildings. Ensuring that this workforce is widespread and well prepared to deploy new technologies is vital to achieving Better Buildings Challenge goals, as well as state and local energy commitments. Hear from speakers about the landscape of the clean energy and buildings workforce today, and how gaps in existing awareness, pathways, and training can be filled.
Speakers: Phil Jordan, BW Research; Dean Stanberry, International Facility Management Association; Sarah Truitt, National Renewable Energy Lab
8. ESUS in the FMJ
Appearing in the Jul-Aug 2020 FMJ
The Greenlining Institute | Equitable Building Electrification
Building electrification is coming. As nations around the world grapple with climate change and carbon emission reductions, we see increasing recognition from governments and communities alike that the buildings where we live, work, and play represent a major part of the problem–and, therefore, the potential solution. Many localities are already taking steps to encourage switching from gas to clean, efficient, electric appliances for heating and cooking, particularly in new construction.
Transitioning from gas appliances and systems to electric options signals a significant change for the entire buildings sector. It’s critical that we get this right, because ultimately this will affect all communities and all types of facilities, from single-family homes to large apartment and office complexes, factories, hospitals, campuses and more. Facilities managers need to understand the ramifications of this transition and can play an important role in helping to guide it in a way that benefits all.
9. FMJ Editorial Calendar
The July-August theme is Real Estate & Property Management + Space Occupancy. Features will include building a better outside, managing & optimizing your real estate portfolio, and Capital planning.