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Regional Green Building Case Study

The Children's Discovery Museum (pictured below) was evaluated in a 2009 Regional Green Building Case Study. The Project Supporter was the Grand Victoria Foundation and Project Partners were the U.S. Green Building Council-Chicago Chapter, the U.S. EPA, Region 5, the City of Chicago Department of Environment and Department of Zoning Land Use Planning, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Delta Institute. You can read the findings on page 40 of the document, which can be found here. (You will need Adobe Reader to view this paper.)

The photo below is courtesy of Tretter Glenn Home Match Team.

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Thought for the Month:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
 - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) - Contributed by: Jack Moody

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photo of pat bandekoFirst, please join us for the November 2014 Chapter Meeting Program!

Digital Workflow Solutions for Facility Management Challenges
Presented by: The Blue Book Network ; Webinar Conducted by Ed Haege
Program: Webinar - Digital Workflow Solutions for Facility Management Challenges
CFM Credit: As authorized by the IFMA Credentials Office, attendance at this webinar entitles the attendees to a maintenance point towards CFM recertification.


Second, on behalf of the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA’s Board, I sincerely hope are all well in our transition to the colder months of our season. With these months approaching I am sure everyone is gearing up for the challenges ahead of us. As we all lead into more technology driven solutions in nearly all we do, I would suggest this as a great time to review your Business Continuity/Resumption plans to ensure our facilities can meet looming challenges that winter can bring in Central Illinois. If you missed it, IFMA offers a ‘Benefit of the Month’ and September’s was, “FM Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity”. Review the information below and login to www.IFMA.org for more information and to review the webinar.

Above this I would like to showcase the many benefits that IFMA can bring to our chapter. As past-presidents have also offered, we strive to instill an educational drive in all we do with IFMA. If you are not familiar with IFMA’s national site, I have tried to capture some highlights that I have routinely used in my roles as an FM.

IFMA’s Knowledge Base Tab incorporates several avenues for self-driven learning and research. Please follow this link, to find research, glossaries and webinars pertinent to our roles in FM.

IFMA’s Publication Tab incorporates several online and interactive features. Please follow this link, to find several great online tools to advance our profession. To highlight one in particular, I have found the ‘Blog FMJ’ publication to be a great resource for the quick read that can connect us to other FM users in the comments feature.

I would also strongly encourage all to check out the Community Tab as well. The communities offered by IFMA range in background but offer a specialized community that are experts in their respective areas of FM. Please follow this link, (go to ‘find a group’ and select the ‘By Industry/Topic’ tab), to explore areas of expertise that can be joined outside of the local and national levels.   

September Benefit of the Month:

FM Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity. IFMA and speakers: Mark Sekula, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMP, LEED AP, President of Facility Futures Inc.; Nick Bettis, Director of Marketing for RLE Technologies; and Laverne Deckert, Manager, Research & Standards of IFMA discussed the strategic value of business continuity and emergency preparedness planning to your organization, the challenges and benefits of quantifying downtime and a review of important aspects of assessing risks.
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October Benefit of the Month:

On Tuesday, 21 October 2014 from 11am-12pm CDT, we invite you to join us for an interactive and comprehensive webinar on insight into how companies can proactively build more flexibility into the workplace, titled, "Don't Waste a Good Crisis." The program cites examples of how the devastation of Hurricane Sandy forced companies to temporarily work in ways that were alien to their corporate cultures. As a result, they completely transformed their thinking about the built environment.

Patrick Bandeko, CFM
Central Illinois Chapter President

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Click here for an important message from Kathy Roper, CFM, CFMJ, LEED, AP, IFMA Fellow regarding the importance of becoming an IFMA member and participating in the important opportunities membership offers.

In The News

New board of directors for the Central Illinois Chapter has been seated.

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Scholarship Winner

The winner of the 2014 CIC-IFMA Scholarship is:
Grant Ley
(Hint: Just click on his name to view his photo and bio.)

2014 CIC-IFMA Golf Outing Photos

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with BRiC Partnership, Energy Systems Group, FGM Architects, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunities, KJWW Engineering Consultants, SmithGroupJJR and Trane will be sponsoring the 67th Annual Illinois Chief Engineers & Facility Managers Training Conference on October 21–23, 2014 at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign, Illinois.

This affordable training conference features high-quality educational sessions on the latest technologies and applications used in the efficient and sustainable operation of building equipment and systems.

Building engineers, facility managers and industry experts deliver presentations that offer conference attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and discuss common interests. A tour of the new Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) building on the University of Illinois campus will supplement the course content. In addition, an optional session for peer exchange and roundtable discussion will occur based upon attendee input.

For more information, go to: www.conferences.illinois.edu/chiefengineers

To download and/or print the brochure, go to: Chief Engineers Program.pdf

67th Annual Illinois Chief Engineers & Facility Managers Training Conference

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CICIFMA Sponsor:

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Northern Illinois University Facility Management Courses

CIC-IFMA is interested in promoting continuing education among its members.

For more information regarding classes offered at NIU, please visit our Professional Education page, or you can click on the image, to your left, to go to the NIU Continuing Professional Education page.

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