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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-
The photo below is courtesy of Tretter Glenn Home Match Team.
Thought for the Month:
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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.
December Benefit of the Month:
This month's benefit, Special Workplace Strategy Summit Publications Part 2, is courtesy of the IFMA Foundation. The IFMA Foundation has also provided recordings of 5 sessions for IFMA members.
The IFMA Foundation and IFMA gathered thought leaders, academics, practitioners, students, and researchers in the area of Workplace Strategy in Berkshire, England in June of 2014 for two days of presentations, discussion, debate and analysis. The presenters and panelists provided articles and information on their area of expertise within workplace strategy.
Patrick Bandeko, CFM
Central Illinois Chapter President
New board of directors for the Central Illinois Chapter has been seated.
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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.
Are you currently a student or do you know a student in the field of design, engineering, architecture, project management or another area of concentration that would be applicable to facility management? If the answer is yes, then please don't miss an opportunity to apply for the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA student membership scholarship and the tuition assistance scholarship. Lean more….
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