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IFMA 2015 End of Summer Newsletter

In the Know News for Austin IFMA Members

Issue Number 9, 2015

From the President:                                                       


Hello All! As the incoming President of Austin IFMA chapter, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve in this role. I know there has been and will be times my New England accent will come rolling off my tongue96 Please bear with me as we gather for monthly luncheons. 2015 has been a great year with several new faces on the committee teams and the addition of a few new sponsors. I believe this year=92s golf tournament will exceed our expectations with participants. We continue to be a part of this great organization for the peer networking and educational opportunities. Facility professionals are always meeting someone new, it's a great conversation starter to share news about IFMA and our Austin chapter.

The overall goals for my presidency is to encourage increased support from more professional members, maintain our membership count and bring a form of facility driven technical training in programs at least every quarter.
 I will ask that you help make this a successful new year and make a point to attend a luncheon or an event if possible.
Thank you again for your support of the Austin Chapter of IFMA.

Tech Topic     

 Tim Geier - Editor

Energy Efficiency - More low hanging fruit

One of the easiest ways to save energy in a facility is to add variable speed drives (VFD) to your motor driven components. Even a small reduction in speed can result in significant savings. For instance, a centrifugal pump or fan running at 80% speed consumes only half of the energy compared to one running at full speed. These savings increase dramatically at every interval of speed reduction to meet or satisfy a load. Click here to see the simple calculations of savings that can be obtained by the application of VFD=92s to your existing equipment. Here is an additional link for more information on the subject.


Community Service

Todd Coleman - Community Service Chair

First, a big thanks to all the volunteers who assist with the work days that are scheduled following some of our luncheons. We normally do not schedule these events during the summer due to the heat and limitations on personal time, but will resume our volunteer activities when the weather cools down. Stay tuned for more details. See you at the next luncheon.


 2015 IFMA Golf Tournament

Crystal Green - Golf Tournament Chair


2015 September 24, 2015,
IFMA Golf Tournament - Star Ranch Golf Course
2500 FM 685 - Hutto Texas

11 am registration & 1 pm Shot Gun Start

While preparations have been underway behind the scenes, we have some additional opportunities available to you.

There are opportunities for Hole Sponsors! Lots of choices to choose from at this time, pick your favorite place under the trees and setup your tables. Have your own closest to the pin contest!

Contact Crystal Green for more details

 Bowl "A" Rama 2015
 And the Winners Are!!

After a hard fought battle!!!!


Thursday July 16 from 3:00 PM96 6:00 PM at Highland Lanes. 

Bowling Winners -

1st - Pearson
2nd - Blackmon Mooring
3rd - Rockford Commercial Interiors

Dead Ass Last - K lean Image Janitorial

Our past winners didn=92t attend : 

Cort, ABF & Entech, so we got to have new winners this year!  J  




 This Issue

New Members

Derek Murakami
Business Development Manager
Whelan Security

Todd Brown
Way Service, LTD

Troy Grimes
Facilities Director
Austin Ridge Bible Church SW

Bret Necessary
MW Builders, Inc.

Aleta Garcia
Office Manager
Tableau Software

Laquita King
Office Edge

Christine Bowen
Manager of Facilities

Clayton Daniels
Territory Manager
The Garland Company

Jackie Meshell
Facilities Manager
University of Texas

James King
Manager, Planning and Construction
Texas Dept. of Public Safety

John Cise
Space Planner


Featured Professional Member

This issues Featured Professional is Gaines Bagby, First Vice President at CBRE and a long time IFMA Austin member. Click here to learn more about Gaines and some of his experiences in a world class real estate firm.

Featured IFMA Partner

This month we are featuring a familiar face in our organization, Sheryl Anderson. She is the smiling and welcoming individual behind the table when you check in to our luncheons and our feature events. Click here to learn more about Sheryl and her experiences.


Sponsorship Program

Scott Slaughter - Sponsorship

If you wanted to gain more exposure to the members of IFMA Austin and would like to reserve your spot at all of the major IFMA events for the year, check out the Annual Sponsorship Program for the IFMA Chapter of Austin.

Contact Scott Slaughter at 512-964-5124 or if you have questions or need more information about the program.

Click here to view the details for sponsorship levels and availability.

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