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2016-2017 Chapter Membership Directory and Resource Guide
The new membership directory and resource guide is now available.  Chapter members may pick up a copy at:
  • Mission Federal Credit Union - 5785 Oberlin Drive, San Diego; or
  • CBSI - 5480 Baltimore Drive, Suite 215, LaMesa; or
  • Directories will be distribute to chapter members at the Nov 16th lunch at the Doubletree Hotel Circle South
If you have any questions, please contact Caryn Worcester
 Now Access Our Educational Programs Online
In an effort to service our membership better and expand the reach of our educational programs, the San Diego Chapter is now videoing its monthly luncheon programs.  These programs will be available online approximately 5 business days after the initial presentation.  If you would like to view our past educational programs on our SDIFMA YouTube Channel  
The Holidays are Coming and It's a Time of Giving
IFMA San Diego's Holiday Social is coming up on Wed Dec14th.  In preparation for the event, we are asking for donations to our Annual Raffle/Silent Auction benefiting San Diego Youth Services.  Please consider donating an item or two now.    Click here for complete details.

Or if you would like to give in another way, here are some ideas! 
Recap of World Workplace - San Diego by David Suter 
Over 5000 facilities professionals from around the globe attended World Workplace 2016 in San Diego and it was a huge success.  The weather was perfect, the events were well attended and the San Diego Chapter was well represented with over 120 registered members.

From the Chairman's Reception on Monday night to the Awards of Excellence Dinner on Friday night it was a jam-packed week.  Representatives from our chapter, led by Lydia Reyes, were busy on Tuesday morning setting up the chapter booth while Steve Milinkevich and his team volunteered at the Foundation 5K booth in the conference registration area.  Wednesday morning brought the Opening Keynote Address with 6 excellent speakers.

From the Opening Keynote, The 'March to the Expo' was led by SDSU's Color Guard.  The Expo floor was lined with 300 vendors and the San Diego booth was by far the most inviting, fun, and colorful booth on the floor.  Wednesday evening was the Welcome Reception held on the USS Midway.  Members from our chapter lined the entrances of the ship and welcomed attendees on board.  The night was full of networking, eating, flight simulators, and dancing.

Thursday was a day full of educational sessions and more time on the expo floor.  Thursday evening brought the West Coast Reception at the Fox Sports Grill with almost 300 members from west coast chapters in attendance. To our knowledge, this was the highest attended West Coast Reception ever.  Our wonderful Chapter Administrator Caryn Worcester and her team did a fantastic job getting attendees into the event in an organized and quick fashion.  Many attendees headed to the CORT Party after the West Coast Reception.

On Friday morning our chapter co-hosted with the Silicon Valley Chapter a California Chapter Town Hall meeting to discuss Best Practices.  We had 6 chapters in attendance and the collaboration and ideas that came out of that meeting were great.  We look forward to working closer to other California chapters in the future.

The educational sessions continued Friday morning, followed by The Awards of Excellence Luncheon hosted by San Diego's own Ron Burgundy, and the Keynote Address was given by Steve Forbes.  At the Awards of Excellence Dinner on Friday night San Diego Chapter Member and Utility Council President John Ritter accepted the award for Council of the Year on behalf of the Utilities Council.

Although World Workplace is over and we are back to our normal chapter lives, we are looking forward to the upcoming IFMA events with Facility Fusion in Las Vegas in the Spring and World Workplace in Houston in October 2017.  They have big shoes to fill after such a great event here in San Diego.  We want to personally thank all of the volunteers that helped make this event a success.  You are all superstars!!

  Click to see the WWP Photo Gallery.
In the News

Invite Facility Managers Mania!  
Participate now in our New Member Campaign and help us make our goal of 50 new members by 11/30.  And, you will have a c hance to win.  Click here for details!  
Welcome the following New Members
  • Lindsey Rohr - Bridgepoint Education
  • Emily Bennett - Bridgepoint Education
  • Quintin Mccluney - Bridgepoint Education
  • Sean Mullen - Bridgepoint Education
  • Dalece Maxwell - San Diego Housing Commission
  • Scott Anderson - Conrac Solutions
  • Camille Bangayan - G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Member Spotlight  
Read more about  Molly Margallo, General Atomics 
Inked by IFMA
Thanks to our IFMA San Diego Associate member partners many projects are going on to improve the work environment at our work environments in San Diego.  Here is a list of the present projects going on.
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Upcoming IFMA San Diego Events
Heating Up for Winter: Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses
The onset of winter is the perfect time to make sure your building is operating efficiently. Whether you own or lease the building where your business is located, it's important to consider what energy-saving actions you can take to help reduce your business's energy bill. There are many ways businesses of all sizes can conserve energy and curb costs during winter months. All it takes is some preparation beforehand. Here are some easy tips to get you started.
  • Have your HVAC system professionally serviced
The Small Business Administration recommends changing HVAC filters once a month during peak seasons, especially winter. A dirty, ill-maintained HVAC system works harder to heat your building and increases your energy costs. Dirt in air filters and ducts, on coils and other HVAC components are the leading causes of inefficient function and system failure, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Eliminate heat loss
Poor caulking and weather-stripping around doors and windows will lead to the loss of heat and extra expenses for your business. Be sure to examine your setup at the beginning of every winter, and make repairs as needed. As part of your overall assessment, check the insulation on heating ducts and both indoor and outdoor pipes. New insulation can be far less costly than a burst pipe during the coldest days of the year.
  • Set thermostat for greatest efficiency
HVAC systems account for a large amount of the energy consumed by businesses-space heating in particular accounts for more than 90 percent of natural gas use in retail buildings. Adjusting temperature settings can be a source of substantial savings. It's a great idea to turn temperature settings down during unoccupied hours and on weekends during the winter. You can automate these settings with programmable communicating thermostats. You can also try implementing small temperature setbacks during working hours-a simple temperature change of 1° or 2° Fahrenheit will frequently go unnoticed by occupants. Receive a free programmable thermostat for your business! Find out if your business qualifies at THERMOSTATS .
  • Utilize free energy from the sun
Daylighting - using sunlight to supplement or even replace electric lights - can help curb lighting costs. Take advantage of natural light and heat-open the blinds and let the sunlight in during the day, especially if you have southern and/or western exposure, and allow the sunlight to naturally light and heat your business. To make sure the heat stays where you need it, make sure to seal leaky windows and doors, keep exterior and freight doors closed as much as possible and consider installing strip doors to limit heat loss.
  • Avoid space heaters 
Personal space heaters can consume a significant amount of energy, and they can pose a fire hazard if left on overnight. Over the course of an eight-hour workday, even a modestly-sized space heater can use as much energy as a laptop does in a month. Because the cost of heating an area with a highly efficient, well-maintained HVAC system is usually much lower than relying on personal space heaters, the best approach is to maintain the HVAC system so that it provides adequate and evenly distributed heat, and to discourage employees from using space heaters if at all possible.
For more energy-savings tips, visit SDG&E's "energy-saving guide for business" at Business Guide 
Affiliated Organization News & Events

IFMA Orange County & UCI Extension:  "FM Intersections" - 2/2/2017 
     - Call for Presentations 
UCSD Extension's Facility Management Certificate Program - Certification details   
San Diego Youth Services
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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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