In This Issue
IFMA Breakfast
IFMA Luncheon
FMP Course
Dress for Success
Charity Golf Event
EV Charging & Multifamily Communities
ErgoX Event
Member Spotlight
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

Quick Links
Join Our List
March 2015


IFMA San Diego's 3/3/15 Breakfast
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"IFMA Professional Credentials, Which is Best for My Career?"

Wondering if your career path should include IFMA credentials?  Associate or Professional member, which are the right credentials for you?  Will an FMP, CFM or SFP enhance your career? 


As an Associate, an FMP can add a greater understanding of the facilities industry and credibility when stepping into meetings with facility professionals.   How long does it take, how much does it cost, what are the steps and what does it take to maintain the certification? 


Attend our  breakfast seminar and learn about FMP, CFM and SFP course offerings this year.  Hear success stories from our Chapter members and be informed about the exciting opportunities for advancing your career with an IFMA credential. 


Our Chapter membership is fortunate to have as an instructor, Phyllis Meng, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow and Deputy Executive Officer, General Services for the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  Phyllis has been teaching our credential classes for a number of years, graciously offering her services mainly for the joy of watching members succeed. 


Join us to learn more and to set a course for your future as a facilities professional as well as how to maintain your certification. 


Tuesday, March 3, 8 - 10 AM

Location : 

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard

San Diego 92117


REGISTER NOW  DEADLINE - March 1 at midnight
IFMA San Diego March 11th Luncheon
2015 Annual Sponsor Mini-Expo  
and "Speed Solutions"


Join us for our Sponsor Mini-Expo, where we will introduce our annual sponsors and followed by an exciting "Round Table" style forum exploring solutions to Facility Management concerns from security to landscaping, energy savings, facility maintenance, outsourcing and more.


IFMA San Diego Chapter facilitators will be seated at our lunch tables and you will be invited to join in a lively exchange of ideas and solutions.   Plan to have fun, meet your neighbors, learn more about the facility management profession and your IFMA Chapter co-members.  Ideas will be shared at our tables, with the audience, and a comprehensive listing will be posted on IFMA's website. 


NEW FOR THIS LUNCHEON ONLY!  Have you been looking for the right opportunity to get to know more about our annual sponsors and their services?  Come early to meet our 15 annual sponsors and learn more about their services.  Representatives from the following companies will be there to talk with you:



Professional Maintenance Services


Able Services,

Brad Stoner Painting,
; Evergreen Interiors, 

Four Searsons Tree Care,
GMI Integrated Facility Soltuions

Good & Roberts
Heaviland Landscape Management,

Hayworth, Pacific Building Group,

TRL Systems


DMS Facility Solutions,


Swinerton Builders



Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time:     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego
1515 Hotel Circle South
San Diego
REGISTER NOW Deadline March 8 at midnight
FMP Courses Offered in San Diego
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Did you Know?
IFMA San Diego is meeting with great success in holding FMP, SFP and CFM classes in the San Diego area.  To date, our classes has draw attendees from Utah, Hawaii, Northern California and Arizona, to name a few. 

Other things you may want to know about the Credentials Classes in San Diego:
  • A class hasn't been cancelled in over 5 years.
  • Class size ranges fro 7-13 attendees
  • Over 25 people earned their FMP since classes started
  • Thirteen have earned the SFP designation, and
  • Seventy chapter members have earned their CFM since the inception of the program.
So consider signing up for a class today and join in our chapter success!

IFMA San Diego Chapter
will be offering The FMP Course - Leadership and Strategy taught by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area.

FMP - Finance & Business Essentials Course

March 12-13, 2015 from 8AM-5PM

6060 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA


Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, 3/3/15, 12 noon


Course details and registration, click here.

CFM - Review and Learning System
May 14 - 16, 2015 from 8AM - 5 PM 

Registration deadline, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12 noon
Further details to follow 



Plan for this year's FMP, CFM and SFP Courses

July 9-10              FMP - Operations and Maintenance

August 20-21        FMP - Project Management

Nov 12-14 &         SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional  

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

Save the Date - Leverage Your Beverage
 More details will be available shortly.
Clean Out Your Closets for TWO Causes

IFMA San Diego's Community Service Committee is collecting business attire for SDYS's TAY Academy for the young people going on interviews and used textiles for recycling to earn funds for SDYS


Clean out your closet ... Gentlemen, that suit or sports coat, ties.  Ladies, the dress that you no longer like will help a young person "dress for success" at their next interview. Dress shoes, belts, purses and appropriate jewelry can also be used. All sizes are needed.


We are also looking to recycle bedding, clothes, sleeping bags and so many other things.


How can you help? Give us your clean, gently used office attire!


We will be collecting these items at the March 11 and April 8 Luncheons.  Contact Vicky Cate or call her at 619-520-7189 

Charity Golf Event Change - NOW on 6/5/15
Our annual Charity Golf Event has been rescheduled to Friday, June 5 and will be held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  Planning has just begun, so more details will be available shortly.
Future of Sustainable Construction

San Diego Green Building Council will host a morning session to discuss how manufacturers respond to the latest environmental challenges. Co-Founder and CEO GLENN CAMP will speak about how ENVIRO BOARD addresses the environmental challenges inherent in the design, manufacturing and construction of today's commercial and residential buildings.


Date:  Friday, March 20, 8:00 to 9:30 AM

Place:  SDG&E Energy Innovation Center (4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd)

For more detail or register -click here. 

EV Charging at Multifamily Communities

The words Compliance, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines on colorful arrow road signs directing you to comply wih important laws or standards


Multifamily communities have unique challenges and there is a spectrum of creative solutions. Many such property owners are looking to such an amenity to attract a new group of tenants, increase their "green" image for marketing; or getting points toward LEED certification.


We are seeing more and more of these plug-in cars on our roads, and with about 50% of our region living in multifamily communities managers of these properties are getting asked more frequently about the possibility of charging.


Multifamily communities have unique challenges and there is a spectrum of creative solutions. Many such property owners are looking to such an amenity to attract a new group of tenants, increase their "green" image for marketing; or getting points toward LEED certification.


Do these five things when considering installing charging on your own property:

  1. Conduct a survey of residents to see if they plan to purchase an EV

  2. Research the options you have for charging

  3. Contact an electrical contractor for installation costs

  4. Call SDG&E to discuss rate options

  5. Contractor will coordinate planning with SDG&E and municipal government for permitting and inspections


    For a complete list of the seven key steps to know when considering charging installation, visit SDGE Clean Energy For questions about charging installations at your facility email SDG&E's Clean Transportation Team at  

ErgoX:  An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event - June 17- 19, 2015       


At ErgoX, world-class leaders in the ergonomics field will translate the latest scientific findings and best practices into effective information, procedures, tools, and approaches you can use to improve your work safety and wellness outcomes - all in a unique, user-friendly, and intimate setting.


ErgoX is focused on helping you find solutions to your specific ergonomics challenges through our expert panel and innovative "State Your Case" poster session. Bring your challenges and problems and let ErgoX provide the solutions!


For further information and registration information, CLICK HERE 

This month's Member Spotlight shines on Heather Collins of ServPro of LaJolla.
Read more about this incredible individual.
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
March 3 - Educational Breakfast
March 11 - Monthly Luncheon 
March 12-13 - FMP Finance & Business
April 8 - Monthly Luncheon
April 15 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative)
April 21-23 - IFMA Facility Fusion 
May 13 - Monthly Luncheon 

May 14 - 16 - CFM Review and Learning System

May 18 - FM Roundtable

May 19 - FM Roundtable

May 20 - FM Roundtable

May 21 - FM Roundtable 

June 2 - Educational Breakfast

June 5 - IFMA-SD Charity Golf Event

June 10 - Monthly Luncheon

June 12-13 - Painting and Clean Up Party at SDYS

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 

August 17 - FM Roundtable

August 18 - FM Roundtable

August 19 - FM Roundtable

August 20 - FM Roundtable 

August 20-21 - FMP Project Management

September 1 - Educational Breakfast

September 9 - Monthly Luncheon

September 23 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative) 

October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace

October 14 - Monthly Luncheon

November 9 - FM Roundtable

November 11 - Monthly Luncheon

November 12-14 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1

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.
  • Paul Burke, Lightificient LLC
  • Leon Matthews, Sharp Business Systems

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 �