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NJ-IFMA sponsors American Water Plant Tour

Somerset, NJ: On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, the New Jersey Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (NJ-IFMA) will offer an educational presentation and tour of the New Jersey American Water Canal Road Water Treatment Plant. Recently, the venue for a U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on the aging of America’s infrastructure, the Canal Road plant has been singled out as the example of a sustainable facility expanding to meet anticipated capacities. Plant officials will discuss expansions planned later this year on a state of the art, LEED certified facility in Short Hills, NJ, and conduct tours of current structures, including their state-of-the-art solar farm which supplies 20 percent of the plant’s operational power.

  Who: NJ-IFMA and the New Jersey American Water
  What: Educational Seminar & Plant Tour
  Where: 701 Randolph Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
  When: Wednesday, January 26, 2010, 2:30 to 3:30 pm; tour to follow
  Why: Tour & Sustainability Overview

Pre-Registration is required (for more information or to register visit www.njifma.com).

Due to plant’s security policy, we ask guests and members of the media to obtain security passes in advance (available through media contact; see below).

 
Fees: $20, Member;
  $40, Non-Member; and
  (Media free by arrangement)


New Jersey Chapter—International Facility Management Association is the local branch of the premier professional association for facility management. Supporting the largest community of FM professionals in the industry, IFMA membership comprises more than 17,500 facility professionals throughout 50 countries. Our members have a voice in 126 chapters and 14 councils. One of the oldest and among the largest chapters, NJ-IFMA offers resources and educational programs aimed at enhancing the professionalism of facility management. [www.njifma.com]

New Jersey American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company in the nation. In New Jersey, American Water serves approximately 2.5 million people, in 17 counties, supplying high quality water and wastewater service. Conducting over 130,000 tests per year for about 100 potential contaminants, New Jersey’s many treatment plants ensure drinking water quality at every stage of the water treatment and delivery process. [www.amwater.com/njaw/]




NJ-IFMA sponsors Toy Drive for Children’s Specialized Hospital
December Chapter Meeting offers: “Easy Being Green 101”

Somerset, NJ, December 6, 2010: On December 15, 2010, the New Jersey Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (NJ-IFMA) will offer “Easy Being Green 101,” an overview of steps to conserve our environment while improving our facilities. The meeting will be held at the Duke Farms Estate and feature a “Toy Drive” to benefit the Children’s Specialized Hospital. The meeting is being sponsored by Sweetwater Construction Company, headquartered in Cranbury NJ.

  Who: NJ-IFMA
  What: Educational Seminar & Plant Tour
  Where: Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ
  When: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  Why: Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital

Meeting location: Duke Farms, 80 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Pre-Registration is required (for more information or to register visit www.njifma.org).
Please bring one new, un-wrapped child’s toy. Toy drive drop off: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

  Fees: $20, Member and Non-Member;
    $25, Member-no gift
    $50, Non-Member-no gift

Program: Easy Being Green 101
Speaker Dennis Kowal, AIA, LEED AP, longtime LEED educator, exposes wasteful practices disguised as sustainability initiatives, while emphasizing the time-tested approaches proven to offer quick pay off. LEED, or “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” is a certification program developed by the United States Green Building Council, (USBGC), to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Kowal reduces the often impenetrably complex LEED accreditation program to six simple strategies. In addition, he offers the three rules of Green Design that no one will tell you:

 •  “There is no such thing as a Free Green Lunch”
 •  “Sustainable Buildings don’t produce Sustainable People”
 •  “Don’t Trade Green Backs for Green Wash”


New Jersey Chapter—International Facility Management Association is the local branch of the premier professional association for facility management. Supporting the largest community of FM professionals in the industry, IFMA membership comprises more than 17,500 facility professionals throughout 50 countries. Our members have a voice in 126 chapters and 14 councils. One of the oldest and among the largest chapters, NJ-IFMA offers resources and educational programs aimed at enhancing the professionalism of facility management. [www.njifma.com]

The Children's Specialized Hospital (CHS) is New Jersey’s preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs. With a history dating back more than 119 years, CSH is the largest free-standing pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the United States and serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. Between its eight sites, CHS treated more than 17,000 children from across the globe in 2009. CHS’s commendable service drew NJ-IFMA to reach out this year to help bring critically needed joy to the young people in CHS’s care. [www.childrens-specialized.org]

The Duke Farms Foundation, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports and maintains a 2,700-acre property in Hillsborough, NJ, as a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st Century. One of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state, the grounds have been painstakingly engineered to showcase native flora and fauna within a sustainable habitat. The foundation offers educational and recreational programs, while stewarding research that enhances the environmental health of the region and the nation. [www.dukefarms.org]

To support our efforts, please drop off an unwrapped gift at the meeting or mail your donation to:
NJ-IFMA/HFP
c/o Children’s Specialized Hospital “Toy Drive”
10 Johnson Drive
Raritan, NJ 08869