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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-
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First, 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 -
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-
IFMA’s Knowledge Base Tab incorporates several avenues for self-
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-
Patrick Bandeko, CFM
Central Illinois Chapter President
New board of directors for the Central Illinois Chapter has been seated.
We Want To Stay In Touch!
Please join our e-
The winner of the 2014 CIC-
(Hint: Just click on his name to view his photo and bio.)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-
This affordable training conference features high-
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
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.