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Building Owners and Managers Association
For BOMA Central New York

Richard C. Rivers
The Rivers Organization
312 West Commercial St.
East Rochester, NY 14445
P. 585-586-6906
F. 585-385-6053
Cell 585-355-6037 – call any time
It is our intent to keep you abreast of information and webinars; not just to forward all the news that fits…but it seems like the information below may be helpful to you, your team and clients. Newsletter #28

BOMA CNY is planning a Face to Face meeting

“Balancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability within the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act”

Presented by Dennis Elsenbeck, President,
Virdi Parente, Inc.

Dennis is also the Head of Entergy and Sustainability
with Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Press Room Pub
220 Herald Pl, Syracuse, 13202
Plenty of off-road parking
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
FREE WEBINAR - from BOMA Georgia - OPEX 360
Exploring Operating Expenses and Tenant Passthroughs
Nov 11, 2020 11 AM - Noon PM ET

Even as the 2020 budget season wraps up, there is the old saying: “It is always budget season.” For 2020 and 2021, this saying will be especially true as asset and property managers deal with the unique challenges to building operations and operating expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With these challenges comes considerations that must be made not only for the management and operations teams at a property, but also for the equitable treatment of the tenant customer. During this presentation, Marc Fischer with InspiRE University will share and explore research and insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting operating expenses and tenant passthroughs. The program will include a dialogue facilitated by Pat Freeman with Brand Properties that looks at these trends and their effect on management, operations staff, and the tenants at a property.  
HVAC Strategies for Higher Education During the Pandemic
Protect the health of returning students and staff with these tips and lessons learned regarding HVAC strategies in higher education facilities. 
From BOMI International BOMI.ORG
Do your members wish getting their RPA and FMA designation was easier? Faster? More efficient?
Introducing The Capstone Experience!
On January 1, 2021, all your members’ wishes will come true! Based on feedback from learners and industry experts, we’re enhancing our programs to help learners achieve their RPA and FMA designations faster and more efficiently, while maintaining the highest standards in the industry. Here’s what’s changing:

As of January 1, 2021, all course exams will now be taken in BOMI’s learning portal. What does this mean for your members?
  • Learners can take their exam immediately after finishing their course – no scheduling needed
  • No travel time or expense, saving seven visits to a PearsonVUE testing center
  • Course exams are timed, but not proctored, reducing test anxiety

We’ve modified the Experience Form to require employment verification history only.
  • No notary required
  • No employer skill-evaluation required

Maintaining program integrity and credibility is the highest priority for BOMI International. Under the new program, once all RPA and/or FMA course requirements are complete, learners will undergo a culminating RPA/FMA Capstone Exam.
The RPA/FMA Capstone Exam includes:
  • Two-hour, 100-question multiple choice exam
  • Proctored exam to be taken at PearsonVUE or through OnVUE (PearsonVUE’s online proctoring exam option)
  • Questions are application-based, using scenarios that rely on the learners’ three years experience in commercial property and facility management
  • Optional Online Self-Paced Capstone Exam prep courses are available for the RPA and FMA
What if your members are currently enrolled in the RPA or FMA designation?
Current learners can opt-in to the new Capstone Experience program. Those who wish to stay with their current program and not opt-in have until December 31, 2021 to complete their designation with the current Experience Form. All courses that begin after January 1, 2021 will be able to take advantage of the online, unproctored, timed course exams.
New learners who enroll as of January 1, 2021 or later will automatically be enrolled in the new Capstone Experience program.
BOMI International will contact all current learners via email throughout the month of December so they may choose either to stay with their original program or to move into the Capstone Experience program. If a learner chooses to remain with their original program and does not complete by December 31, 2021, they will be automatically moved into the Capstone Experience.
Watch for Upcoming Events
Upcoming Discussion | November 5th
HVAC Best Practices Think Tank
Upcoming Webcast | November 17th
Antimicrobial Surface Protectants & What You Need To Know
Learn more about the new products you can use against COVID-19 and what you can expect from them.
We hope you are Healthy & Safe!
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