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May Luncheron
May Breakfast
FMP Courses
19th Annual Golf Outing
Job Bank
Chapter News
Climate Fundamentals
Energy Star Program
Camp Pendleton
Calendar of Events



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MAY 2016


IFMA SD  - May 11 Luncheon
Susan "The Worth of Water" 

El Nino didn't quite perform as we had hoped, and despite all the green we see around San Diego this spring, the drought continues and fires are a real concern.  And that's not all that building owners and facility managers have to worry about as it relates to water! Learn more....  

Registration Deadline is Sunday, May 8 
IFMA SD May 18 Breakfast
Reclaimed Water Retrofits 
Purple Pipe is expanding around San Diego county, but how do you get it to your building and put that reclaimed water to good use?  Join us for this educational breakfast to learn all about reclaimed water, how it's delivered and its effect on plant materials.  
Registration Deadline Sunday, May 15
FMP Courses in San Diego
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May 11 - 13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego 
Registration details  Deadline Tuesday, May 3

Upcoming FMP & CFM Courses
Operations & Maintenance 
July 14 - 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration details  Deadline Tuesday, July 5  
Project Management 
August 11 - 12, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration details  Deadline Monday, August 1 

Sustainability Facility Professional
Nov 9-11 & Dec 7-9 

Questions about these courses:  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020
19th Annual Golf Charity Golf Event - Friday, June 3rd at RBI
Ronald'sw house
Be a part of IFMA San Diego's largest fundraising event of the year as a sponsor and supporter. This is your opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with facility management professionals and support our new charity of choice for this 2016 event, Ronald McDonald House Charities.
For complete details, please click here.

Other ways to be involved: 
Donate to the 
Sign Up for one of our Golf Scholarships by contacting Christy Gramann
Inked by IFMA

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Doing business with one or more of IFMA San Diego's many exceptional service providers? Let us know, so we can celebrate these
Inked by IFMA relationships and share them with our chapter members.

Here's how you can participate: 
  1. Review our list of IFMA Associates in the Members Only area on the website
  2. Email KIRSTEN FINNERAN with the names of the companies you are currently or regularly doing business with, and the type of service provided. 
  3. That's it! 
Thank you for your support and participation!  You are what makes IFMA San Diego such an amazing organization.  
IFMA San Diego Job Bank

The IFMA San Diego Job Bank provides a database for chapter members who are looking for new employment opportunities.  It can be found in the "Members Only" area of our website.

To submit a job post or remove your existing job position; click on this link and send your information to the Job Bank Coordinator.  If you want to place a blind posting and have replies sent to the Chapter office, please advise the job bank coordinator.
Chapter News
Monthly Spotlight
This month we spotlight:
Welcome New Annual Sponsors 
Thanks to Baker Electric for becoming a 2016 Silver Sponsor

More information on our website
Southern California 
Climate Fundamentals Academies
The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in San Diego to enable attendees to satisfy all course requirements for the Climate Governance Certificate, a credential issued through ACCO's CCO CertificationTM Program. These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, explanations of the food-waterenergy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.
Date:  May 17 - 18
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, California

Learn more
Energy Star Program

The EPA's ENERGY STAR program is IFMA's standardized benchmarking tool for measuring energy performance. Our members have been using this metric to track building and facility performance related to emissions, water, and energy use (including utility costs) over the past five years. More than thirty countries have mandated energy rating policies for their buildings with ENERGY STAR, also adopted by nine states and twenty metropolitan areas in the US.   Learn more....
11th Annual Camp Pendleton Day 

marines_formation.jpg The Society of American Military Engineers invites you to attend a day of learning, networking and giving back. Mark THURSDAY, JUNE 9 on your calendar.


Click here for detailed flyer.   

Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2016 Events
May 11 - Educational Luncheon
May 11-13 - CFM exam review and FM Learning System
May 18 - Educational Breakfast
June 3 - 19th Annual Charity Golf Outing 
June 9 - 11th Annual Camp Pendelton Day
July 14-15 - Operations and Maintenance
August 11-12 - Project Management
November 9-11 - SFP Part 1
December 7-9 - SFP Part 2
IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee
2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee
3rd Wednesday - 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.
  • Amber Antoski, Centra Painters
  • Tommy Friedrich, Cresa
  • John Gelhard, Heaviland Landscape Management
  • Rhonda Hilliard, Episcopal Community Services
  • Dione Leone, Haynes Building Service
  • Angela Macuci, LaBahns Landscaping
  • Richard Marzec, FM Professional
  • John McLaughlin, Relocation Strategies
  • Teri Moore, Sotera Wireless
  • Jeff Pint, FM Professional
  • Stanford, Rollins, 1 Earth Inc.
  • Todd Scott, HarBro Emergency Services
  • 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.

    E-News Submission
    E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an 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 Blog.

    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 ·