IFMA News, Webinars, and Events – Nov/Dec 2019


Webinar | Introduction to PropTech (Part 1)

Thursday January 23rd, 1:00 – 2:15 PM ET
This webinar is jointly hosted by IFMA’s ESUS and IT Communities and will cover an introduction to PropTech technology, MicroWeather, Blockchain, and BIM/Machine Vision.  Hosted by IFMA’s IT Community, Part 2 will be scheduled in February and will dive deeper into into the underlying PropTech technologies.
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Webinar | Save Money and Build Resilience with Distributed Energy Technologies

 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Learn about tools from the National Labs for assessing potential facility-level energy technology assessments and how Better Buildings Challenge partners were able to use those assessments to incorporate distributed energy technologies that optimized their facilities’ energy needs.
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Webinar | Building Value: Energy Efficiency’s Impact on Financial Performance

 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This webinar will present a range of research – empirical, quantitative, and market-based – on the effects of energy efficiency and green building measures on the financial performance of commercial real estate.
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Appearing in the March/April 2020 FMJ

U.S. Department of Energy | Better Buildings Initiative – Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

As building energy and system-level monitoring becomes more common, facilities teams are faced with an overwhelming amount of data. These data do not typically lead to insights or corrective actions unless they are stored, organized, analyzed, and prioritized in automated ways. Buildings are full of energy savings potential that can be uncovered with the right analysis. With analytic software applied to everyday building operations, owners are using data to their advantage and realizing cost savings through improved energy management. The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign ( is a public–private-sector partnership program focused on supporting commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) and monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) practices for commercial buildings. With the release of the year-three report, the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign has found that study participants with energy information systems achieved a median energy savings of 4 percent ($0.04/sq ft) and participants with fault detection and diagnostic tools2 (FDD) achieved a median savings of 9 percent ($0.24/sq ft).


FMJ Editorial Calendar

The May-June theme is Planning & Project Management.  We anticipate an article from The Greenlining Institute on Equitable Building Electrification.