In This Issue
July 8 Luncheon
CFM & FMP Courses
FM - What Keeps you Up at Night
Thanks for SDYS
Professional Member Campaign
Member Spotlight
News fron SDG&E
Efficiency Sales Boot Camp
SDG&E Honors
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

Quick Links
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JULY 2015


July 8th Luncheon - Minimum Wage Hike & Their Impacts 
Anticipating and Preparing for the Impact of The Minimum Wage Increase - Facility Managers are currently facing pressure and price increases from many of their key services and suppliers as a result of the increasing minimum wage.  Come learn more about the history of the minimum wage, the issues facing employers at every level and steps you can take to minimize the impact of increasing wages.
Our Speaker:  Greg Brown has successfully coordinated the efforts of Expense Reduction Analysts team of expert Project Analysts on 53 different projects, delivering consistent costs savings for 32 separate clients over the past five years.  Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is an international consultancy that specializes in cost reduction for businesses. By focusing on non-core/G&A expenses, consultants help businesses save money without compromising service levels or quality. Working on a success-based fee structure, our consultants have saved clients an average of 20% in more than 40 expense categories including freight, telecommunications (voice and data), insurance, office supplies, waste management, document storage and many others.

Date:  Wednesday, July 8, 11:30 - 1 p.m.


Phil's BBQ Event Center

3750 Sports Arena Blvd

San Diego, CA


REGISTER HERE Deadline - Sunday, July 5, 11:59 p.m.

CFM & FMP Courses Offered in San Diego
CFM logo

IFMA San Diego Chapter
will be offering the FMP Credential Courses - taught by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area.

FMP Operations and Maintenance (DATE CHANGE)

July 16-17, 2015, 8 AM to 5 PM

Registration deadline, Monday, July 6, 2015, 5 PM

To register now, CLICK HERE      


FMP Course - Project Management

August 20-21, 2015, 8 AM - 5 PM

Registration deadline, Monday, August 10, 2015, 5 PM     

To register now, CLICK HERE 


Plan for UPCOMING Courses 


Nov 4-6: SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional Part 1 

Dec 10-12:  SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2


FACILITY MANAGERS - What Keeps You Up at Night
FM Roundtables are designed for the facility professional only.  Roundtables give attendees the opportunity to discuss and share challenges that they encounter daily.  To participate in one of the roundtables, please email Ben Friesen

For detailed information on area roundtables (dates, locations and times), please click here .

I FMA San Diego - THANKS from SDYS

2015 Professional Member Campaign


The Membership Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Professional Member Campaign! We have a goal of inviting 50 new professional members to join IFMA SD by November 30, 2015! 


 We are asking each existing member to invite new potential facility managers to an IFMA SD luncheon during the promotional period. You will receive recognition at each luncheon you bring a new potential facility manager to! 


 For every facility manager you bring, you will receive a ticket for a prize drawing! For every facility manager you sponsor and joins IFMA SD you will receive a second ticket for a bigger prize drawing! The drawing winners will be announced at the December Holiday Social!

For more information please talk to one of your Membership Committee members at check-in or email Lydia Reyes


To sign up a potential Facility Manager for a IFMA SD Luncheon please email Caryn.



Let's shine a light on this month's member, TRACI BENSON.




No-Cost Classes at Energy Innovation Center

The Energy Innovation Center's Workforce Education & Training program offers individualized help to Trade Professionals, associations and business & residential customers through industry-specific seminars, workshops and certification courses. There's even a Food Service Demonstration Kitchen where food service professionals can test and compare over 40 pieces of energy-efficient equipment.


Visit INNOVATION CENTER for a list of classes and to learn more.


Business Energy Solutions 
SDG&E's Business Energy Solutions Program (formally known as the Direct Install Program) has gone through a makover with some exciting new changes. Beginning July 1, 2015, the improved program will offer an expanded product catalog and services will be extended to more eligible customers. This one-stop-shop experience can help address eligible small and mid-sized customers' energy efficiency needs.

Interested? Email BusinessEnergySaving, or call 1.800.644.6133.


San Diego Efficiency Sales Professional Boot Camp   
SDG&E has sponsored this program six times in the last four years. We regularly receive feedback from attendees that this training is by far the best they've ever attended. Mark has two decades of experience successfully selling energy solutions, so he has plenty of scar tissue around what works and doesn't work, and his concepts are both field-tested and easy to apply in the real world.
DATE: July 13th - 17th, 2015 
TIME: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
CLICK HERE for registration details
(There are only NINE seats left)
SDG&E Honors The City Of San Diego And Balboa Park As Energy Efficiency Grand Champions


The following organizations were honored with Energy Champion Awards:

  • Grand Champion:City of San Diego/Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
  • Entertainment:Pala Band of Mission Indians
  • Biotech: Ilumina
  • Communications: Qualcomm
  • Local Government: City of Oceanside
  • Property Management: Alexandria Real Estate
  • Hospitals/Healthcare: Kaiser Permanente
  • Food Distribution: Monterrey/The Natural Choice
  • Federal Government: MCB Camp Pendleton
  • K-12 Schools:Escondido School District
Read more about the awards and the awardees, CLICK HERE


Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
July 8 - Monthly Luncheon 

July 16-17 - FMP Operations and Maintenance

August 1 - Start of the "Kids Clothing Drive" for SDYS (thru 9/9/15) 

August 12 - Monthly Luncheon - How to Sell to FMs

August 17 - FM Roundtable

August 18 - FM Roundtable

August 19 - FM Roundtable

August 20 - FM Roundtable 

August 20-21 - FMP Project Management

August 26 - Leverage Your Beverage

September 1 - Educational Breakfast

September 9 - Monthly Luncheon

September 15 - BOMA/IFMA Expo

September 23 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative) 

October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace

October 14 - Monthly Luncheon

November 4-6 SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1

November 9 - FM Roundtable

November 11 - Monthly Luncheon

November 17 - FM Roundtable

November 18 - FM Roundtable

November 19 - FM Roundtable 

December 1 - Educational Breakfast

December 7-8 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront

December 9 - Holiday Social

December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2


IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings

2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee

2nd Thursday - Membership Committee

3rd Friday - Government Affairs Committee

4th Thursday  - Communications Committee

4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting

4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee

Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 

Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  


Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.

Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Miguel Becerra, Unif of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  • Philippe Desnabedian, Good Earth Plants
  • Jimmy Friedrich, Cresa
  • Peter Hamman, Stemedica Cell Technologies
  • Thomas Johnson, Nusenda Credit Union
  • Carol Logan-Cummings, Commercial Operations & Retail Engineering
  • Susan Lord, Abrijit Inc.
  • Diane Lowry, Hailstorm Solutions Ceiling Pro
  • Dorain Thompson, Ferring Research Institute

E-News Submission 

E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an email article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Website newsletter.

Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International!

Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.


To update your information, just contact:


International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124
IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

If you would like more information about the chapter and its eNews, please consult our website

About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) · f: 858-228-4365 ·