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January 19, 2022


Industry News

DOE’s Better Plants industrial partners save $9.3 billion in energy costs (Publications)

Top 6 smart lighting tech predictions for 2022, from Toggled (Surveys and Trends)

Covid-19 survey reveals difficulties faced by universities in selecting effective IAQ solutions this year (Surveys and Trends)

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2: The AHR Expo, “The Essential Event for HVACR,” is live in Vegas for 2022! (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

NREL tool will help facilities engineers assess impact of specific retrofits on reducing carbon; Part 1: Residential (Publications)

Industrial FMs working to accurately track supply chain emissions to reduce carbon will benefit from this partnership (Developments » Environment and Sustainability)

March 29-31: For FMs ready to Rethink, Reconnect & Reimagine, NFMT 2022 (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

This boiler app can help your techs with setup, maintenance and troubleshooting (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

AFE Updates

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Ronald C. Anderson, a veteran of Illinois schools, is the 2022 President and Chairman of AFE

Following a history of making an impact on school districts in Illinois, Ronald C. Anderson is taking the helm as The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)’s new national president and chairman of the board for 2022. He serves as the executive director of Operations for Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 in Oak Park, Illinois. He has been with Oak Park for the past two years but has 15 years of experience as an operations manager. Anderson also is the chairman of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Planning and Construction Professional Development Committee.

Click here to find out the chairman’s top three goals for AFE this year.

Anderson took office along with other new AFE leaders at the 2022 AFE Officer Inauguration on January 14 in Chicago, some of whom appear below.

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AFE President & Chairman Ron Anderson (center) with newly appointed AFE 1 – Chicagoland leadership board members Jim Kaplanes (left) and David Schuh (right)

B. AFE Chicagoland leadership

New AFE 1 – Chicagoland leadership with AFE President & Chairman Ron Anderson (far right). From left to right: David Schuh (board member), Jim Kaplanes (board member), Akil Khalfani (board member), L.T. Taylor (Chair, Professional Development), Arica Finney (on screen – far right: Chair, Membership), Rita Tarullo (Treasurer), and Elliot Echols (President)

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President & Chairman Ron Anderson (left) with President-Elect Esther Walker (right)

New! AFE Credential Holder Directory

If you are looking for a credentialed engineer or facilities professional for an opening at your company or organization, be sure to click on the just-launched AFE Credential Holder Directory. The listings offer professionals holding the Boiler Level 2, CPE, CPMM, CPS, and those who have earned the AFE Fellow designation.

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AFE Career Center

Visit the AFE Career Center to post or find a facilities engineering-related position. Companies posting jobs in the past two weeks include MycoWorks; SeeScan; University of California, San Diego; Calviri; City of Fairfield, CA; Zenith Insurance Co.; Judicial Council of California; New Energy Risk; Sysco; PIC Group; Zimmer Biomet; Baxter; Trimble; McKesson; Campbell Soup Co.; Stericycle; and Reynolds Consumer Products.

AFE Certifications

Certifications from AFE include: Certified Plant Engineer (CPE), Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM) and Certified Professional Supervisor (CPS). Click the image to learn more about core topics, courses to prepare for the exams, and eligibility.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Jan 21: AFE CPMM Exam - Q1 2022 [VIRTUAL]

Jan 26: What’s Next for Healthcare Facilities in These Unsettled Times?

Jan 27: AFE 6 - Greater Philadelphia Professional Chapter Meeting [VIRTUAL]

Jan 27: AFE 33 - Boston Professional Chapter Tech Talk

Jan 29 – Feb 2: ASHRAE Winter Conference [HYBRID]

Jan 31 – Feb 2: AHR Expo

Jan 31: AFE CPMM Instructor-Guided Online Review Course

Jan 31 – Feb 3: AFE CPS En Espanol Curso de Revision en Linea Guiado Por un Instructor

Feb 7-17: AFE CPS Instructor-Guided Online Review Course

Feb 8: AFE CPMM Instructor-Guided Online Review Course

Feb 16: Planning and Scheduling TAB Work for the Best Value Outcome [AABC webinar]


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