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March 2018


Call for Volunteers in the ACE Program
ACE (which stands for architecture, construction and engineering) is a national extra-curricular high school program. Locally, students from twelve different area high schools meet twice monthly after school to develop a theoretical project. Industry mentors provide expertise and guidance throughout the school year. The program culminates with an annual presentation of all the projects and scholarship awards.
We are honored that the administrators of ACE recognize the importance of the post construction lifecycle of a facility and as part of our Chapter's Outreach program (to expose potential future facilities managers to this career choice), we have partnered with the ACE Program.
As we develop this relationship with ACE, our involvement is solely with the El Camino High School in Oceanside. The students are planning to present a plan for a soccer stadium in the El Corazon area. Industry experts are desperately needed to come and present for 15-20 minutes to the students about your area of expertise - what you do, how you prepared for your job, what kind of projects you work on, etc. Meetings are every other Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. at the school.
Of particular interest at the moment is structural engineering, but facility managers, landscape architects, security consultants, transportation planners, interior designers/planners - all are needed! If you are interested in becoming an ACE mentor or being a one-time presenter, please contact Jolie Lucas at Joliefab@cox.net to schedule a date.
2018-2019 Directory Ads Now Available!
IFMA San Diego is working to publish its 2018-2019 Membership Directory and Resource Guide.  If you are an associate member in good standing and would like to have an advertisement in this guide, the submission deadline is Friday, March 16th.  Click here for more details.
San Diego Commercial Properties Expo
By now you've seen the imagery everywhere - Save the Date for the 2018 Joint Expo - Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 .
We're doing things a bit different this year, for the first time EVER we're excited to announce FOUR organizations have joined together to deliver the best expo yet! BOMA San Diego, IFMA San Diego, IREM San Diego and SDBEA!

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Welcome New Members
  • Thomas Best
  • Janet Brown, Highland Commercial Roofing
  • Ross Brown, Mohawk Group
  • Jasper Bruinzeel, Convergint Technologies
  • Flemming Christiansen, Wright Management
  • Kip Engen, Empire Cleaning Systems
  • Elizabeth Fernandez-Abeyta, Hawthorne Power Systems
  • Jessica Fortin, Airteck Indoor Air Solutions
  • Ty Haga, Rayco Exteriors
  • Bethany Legler, FSI: Total Floor Care
  • Hector Lizarraga, Albireo Energy
  • Clint Logsdon, AT&T
  • Edward Lopez, Superdry Restoration Inc.
  • Jon Maxwell, Horizon Professional Window Cleaning
  • Nicole Nicoletti, Red Hawk Fire & Security
  • Nick Roth, ARC Document Solutions
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We Want Your Photos
Do you have group photos of IFMA events or IFMA memb ers on your phone?  We want them! Please send all photos  to Melanie Bamba with the subject line: IFMA Pics. 
Inked by IFMA
Greetings  IFMA Professionals and Associates!
Ink splat Does your company do business with one or more of IFMA San Diego's Professional members? We'd like to celebrate these Inked by IFMA relationships by sharing them with chapter members to promote this valuable trend and recognize Facility Managers and Service Providers.   
Here's how you can participate: 
  1. Identify the IFMA Professionals you are doing business with.
  2. Request their approval to share your relationship.
  3. Email Kirsten Finneran with the names of the companies you are providing services to currently or have in the past year.
  4. CC the professionals on your email to Kirsten indicating the professional's approval.
  5. Please include the type of service provided. 
  6. That's it!
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Pricing Plans for Businesses Based on Time of Day  
It's time to start thinking about energy differently. To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, time of use pricing plans are the current standard for business customers. These plans are based on both how much, and when, you use energy and offer you choices on how to better manage and control your costs.

Time of use pricing plans split the day into different time periods, on-peak and off-peak.  During peak hours, prices are higher as the demand for electricity increases. The cost to produce and deliver electricity also increases. By shifting energy use to off-peak times, you decrease the demand for energy, thus saving on energy costs.

Peak hours were previously from 11:00 to 6:00 PM The recent increase in use of renewable energy, primary solar, has shifted the hours of peak energy demand to 4:00 to 9:00 PM.  The shift is occurring because, as the sun goes down, production from solar drops.

The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved a seasonal change. The month of May more closely aligns with winter month data versus summer data. The new seasonal periods are:
Many of these changes depend on what pricing plan your business is on.  If you don't know what pricing plan you're on, you can find out by  visiting myaccount.sdge.com . Find out how your business can save energy by visiting SDG&E's new Business Resource page for savings and solutions at  sdge.com/bizrebates .
SDG&E Seminars -   SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 
Cherry Blossom Festival Waste Benchmarking
spring_blossoms_butterfly.jpg We're excited to benchmark waste at the upcoming Cherry Blossum Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden, Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11.
We'd like to invite you, our committed sustainability advocates, to join us! As a Green Team volunteer you'll be helping sort, weigh, record and identify waste streams from the event. This information will be valuable in helping the Japanese Friendship Garden and other organizations in Balboa Park plan for green and sustainable events. 

The following shifts are available:
  • Fri March 9: 9:00 to 2:30 Om (5 slots) or 1:30 to 7:00 PM (3 slots)
  • Sat March 10: 9:00 to 2:30 Om (5 slots) or 1:30 to 7:00 PM (6 slots)
  • Sun March 11: 9:00 to 2:30 Om (5 slots) or 1:30 to 7:00 PM 6 slots)
Shifts are 5 1/2 hours long, including a volunteer orientation. Food and drink will be provided to volunteers, and you get the special opportunity of experiencing one of the prettiest festivals in Balboa Park! 

To sign up visit the Japanese Friendship Garden's   Volunteer Page. Search for   Green Team  morning or afternoon shifts on the day(s) and time(s) of your choice. Please sign up no later th an Wed March 7.

We hope you can join and help Balboa Park be more green!
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IFMA Facility Fusion - Influencing Change, Building Toward Our Future
March 20-22, 2018, Chicago, IL

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