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Building Owners and Managers Association
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Upcoming Webinar Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2 - 3 PM ET
From Surviving to Thriving: How FlexTech Can Help Your Business Achieve Long-term Success

Join NYSERDA and the Business Council of New York State for this informational webinar focused on NYSERDA's FlexTech program and the benefits it can provide to your business.
As we all know, New Yorkers have faced extraordinary circumstances these past several months. But we are NY Tough, and as the State begins to reopen across all of its regions safely and responsibly, building back better and jump starting the economy are key priorities for NYSERDA and the Business Council of New York State. We want to help you make the most of the things you can control and prepare your businesses for success as you navigate the reopening process.
During this transitional period, optimizing performance, containing cost, and reducing risk and waste are critical business survival strategies. Now is an ideal time to assess your overall operations to identify opportunities that will save you money and energy, improve business continuity, and increase safety and comfort in your facilities.
As businesses recalibrate their strategic planning, it can be hard to know where to start. NYSERDA’s FlexTech program can help. This program provides cost-share support for businesses interested in receiving technical assistance and undertaking energy studies to identify and prioritize energy, process, and operational improvements. These studies can provide valuable information and data to help you build a comprehensive capital plan and effective energy strategy. 
Attend this webinar to:
  • Find out how the FlexTech program works and recent improvements to the program.
  • Learn how to apply for the program.
  • Hear from program participants about what types of studies are possible, the benefits they are realizing, and how the program can help maximize the value of your investments.
Register Now for Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2 - 3 PM ET
This webinar is complimentary
Membership to the Business Council of New York State is not required to participate.
Key Takeaways from BOMA International 2020
Last week, commercial real estate professionals came together (online) for the first-ever virtual BOMA International Conference & Expo. Throughout the three-day program, participants attended education sessions on a range of hot topics, engaged in lively online chat rooms and perused the virtual exhibit hall, all while gathering valuable insights to help them navigate these unprecedented times.

We covered a lot of ground in just a few days, touching on issues like the future of the workplace in a post-pandemic world, health-centric office design and building a more diverse and inclusive industry. If you tuned in on Day 1 for my 2020 State of the Industry address, you know that each of these issues will play a critical role in moving the commercial real estate industry forward—and that headlines about the “death of the office” are greatly exaggerated.If you missed it (or just want a refresher), I’ll be sharing some highlights from my presentation in today’s vlog .

You can read more about the research I mention in my presentation in these terrific reports from Gensler and Cushman & Wakefield . And with #BOMA2020 in the rearview, now is the time to mark your calendars for BOMA 2021! Join us next summer in Boston from July 18-21 for a much-anticipated in-person reunion. Check out this video from BOMA/Boston for a preview of what the historic city has to offer and get excited for another great annual conference. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Henry H. Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE
President and COO
BOMA International
Pandemic Recovery Planning: A 10-Step Process
Use this checklist derived from school facilities to help prepare to reopen as well.
5 Steps Buildings Should Take to Prevent Coronavirus Spread
What can actually be changed regarding HVAC and building design to help reduce the spread of COVID-19? Here are five specific steps. 
4 Coronavirus Strategies Facilities Managers Should Be Doing Now
The global coronavirus pandemic is going from bad to worse. Are you prepared? Here are some steps all facilities managers should consider. 
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2020 BOMA CNY Golf - Monday, Sept 28 at The Cavalry Club in Manlius, NY

We hope you are Healthy & Safe!
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