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May 2018


Congratulations to Denise Colestock-Tamez, WELL AP
Congratulations to Education Committee Co-chair and IFMA San Diego board member  
Denise Colestock-Tamezfor successfully passing the WELL AP exam.
The WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building StandardTM and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities.  The exam is very challenging and speaks to Denise's dedication to furthering her education and skillset.  
Denise is in Business Development for  the commercial carpet division of Milliken & Co. in San Diego County. She works with the architecture and design community to specify Milliken commercial carpet in projects that include healthcare, education, biotech, office and government. As a consultant, Denise partners with designers and facility managers to find designs, textures and functions in my product that will best suit their space.
IFMA San Diego and SDBEA Teaming Up To Make A Difference

Saturday, May 12th, 8:30 to 11:00 AM
Feeding San Diego

We're serving breakfast too! Come hungry!
Bring your families!  Children over the age of 6 are welcome to attend!
You must login directly to Feeding San Diego to register.
How Group Members Sign Up Online:
  1. Visit http://vhub.at/fsd 
  2. Click "Sign in" in the upper right hand corner and follow the steps as instructed.
  3. During this step, you will be asked to enter your groups join code: 1479
  4. Once you return to the main page, scroll down until you find your group's volunteer shift.
  5. Click the "Sign Up" button to the left of your group's volunteer shift.
  6. Each Volunteer will receive a confirmation email when signed up successfully.
A parent may sign a youth volunteer up by creating a separate account using the same email address, just be sure to choose a different user name for each account online. After signing up the child for the volunteer shift be sure to bring a paper waiver for any volunteers under 18 years, with a parent or guardian signature.
Important Reminders
  • All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes in order to participate
  • Volunteers must be 6 and older to volunteer
  • Any volunteers not signed up online must bring a paper waiver, to include a parent or guardian signature if under 18 years
Join Us for Mentor de Mayo
J oin IFMA San Diego's Mentorship Committee on Wednesday May 30
th  from 4:00 - 7:00 PM for Mentor de Mayo.  The event will be hosted at Amplified Ale Works (9030 Kenamar Drive, Suite 309, San Diego) and it is free for Professional and Associate Members. 

The Mentorship Committee will provide an overview of the emerging Mentorship Program followed by a speed networking event where interested mentor and mentee prospects can spend an allotted amount of time with mentor volunteers. 

If you are an Associate or Professional Member, and you have interest in receiving mentorship or becoming a mentor, we urge you to join us for this Mentor Fiesta!  Beer and refreshments will be provided.  To learn more about the Mentorship Program please follow this 
Complementary Seminar -
NFPA 70E Electrical Safety, 2018 Update Seminar
Wednesday, May 23 at Graybar San Diego safety_helmet_architect.jpg

Understanding the Changes and Updates (COURSE 70E-030) - Complementary Attendance

Intended Audience:  Environmental Health and Safety
(EH&S) Personnel, Technical & Operations Managers, Supervisors, Administrators and Qualified Electricians / Technicians

Course Overview:  This course focuses on changes and updates included in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, and how those changes affect the industry.  Discussion includes clarification of definitions; general requirements for electrical safety - related work practices; incident investigations; incident energy exposure; qualified person(s); shock and arc flash risk assessments; equipment labeling; personal protective equipment and lockout/tagout practices.

For more information - click here.

In the News
Welcome New Members
  • Quincy Boykin, Encore
  • Katie D'Amico, Wawanesa Insurance
  • Teresa Henning, American Assets Trust
  • Susan Klein, Aethercomm
  • Kit Nelson, Aerotek
  • Jonathan Starr, AJW Facilities & Construction
  • Teri Tapella, Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Amy Watson, Encore Capital Group
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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 Melanie Bamba 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 Melanie indicating the professional's approval.
  5. Please include the type of service provided and your company logo.
  6. That's it!
IFMA San Diego Upcoming Events
2018 FMP, CFM and SFP Course Dates
News from SDG&E
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Get Better Data for Better Energy Decisions  
SDG&E's Small Business Real-Time Energy Manager gives businesses, with at least three locations, an incentive to install a qualified energy management system (EMS). An automated EMS gives you control of your multiple locations and insights into your daily energy use. Enhance your facility's energy performance by integrating automated demand response capabilities into your lighting, HVAC and energy management systems. Here are more great reasons to invest in an EMS:
  1. Better understanding of how to manage your energy across multiple locations
  2. You can make informed decisions on pricing and savings during Event Days
  3. Improves system performance and productivity by automating system functions so that they work together more efficiently
  4. Optimizes system performance which may reduce electricity consumption and could increase your bottom line
Right now, an incentive for 50% of the project cost (capped at $10,000 max) is available when you install a qualified Energy Management System. For more information, visit sdge.com/RTEM or call 1.800.336.7343.
SDG&E Seminars @ the Energy Innovation Center  
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IFMA San Diego eNews 
I FMA San Diego eNews 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 administrator@ifmasandiego.org 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.

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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.

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