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Facilities Midwest 2007: More in the Midwest



More sustainability, security and energy coverage highlight event, set for Sept. 18-19 in Rosemont, Ill.


By BOM Editorial Staff  


The Facilities Midwest Conference and Expo will return this September to the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. This event will provide facility professionals with insights on how to address the challenges facing today’s facilities organizations.

“We’re excited to be returning to Rosemont,” says Wendy Loerch, director of education for Facilities Midwest. “In 2006 we focused on establishing the event; this year we’re enhancing the educational program with more sessions and speakers representing both a regional and national perspective.”

Loerch points to new conference tracks debuting at Facilities Midwest 2007 that will offer specific information on three important topics:

  1. Sustainability: Design, Operations and Interiors
    Case studies and educational seminars targeted toward how green buildings are evolving to become high-performance facilities that increase ROI while lessening their impact on the environment. This track also highlights the role that interior products and operations play in creating an environmentally sound facility from the inside out.
  2. Security: Redefining Safe
    Since 2001, security has become an increasingly prominent issue for building professionals. Today, the focus includes everything from terrorist attacks to workplace violence to theft and even domestic violence. With sessions on best practices, technology, audits and upgrades, this track will provide ample discussion on FM options and obligations for safeguarding facilities and the people inside them.
  3. Energy and Power: Ensuring Efficiency and Supply
    Sessions in this track address how facility professionals can better anticipate the energy needs of tomorrow and address power supply issues. Included are perspectives from suppliers and end-users on deregulation, alternative power sources and technology’s role in improving efficiency.

Facilities Midwest takes place Sept. 18-19, 2007 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. For more information, please visit www.facilitiesmidwestexpo.com.


 

Webinars Available on Video CD

Four new video Webinars are available on FacilitiesNet.com, each addressing a key component of facility management. Each $289 CD offers a complete PowerPoint presentation in video format and includes downloadable PowerPoint slides.

Retrocommissioning: Strategies for Success
This 60-minute Webinar, led by Steven R. Ross, director of commissioning services, SSRCx, covers ways the process of retrocommissioning can improve system efficiencies and reveal hidden areas of cost savings.

Energy Efficiency on a Budget
This 60-minute e-learning opportunity — led by Lindsay Audin, president of EnergyWiz, and facilitated by Edward Sullivan, editor of Building Operating Management — covers essential low cost and no-cost measures for improving energy efficiency.

Maximizing Indoor Air Quality, Minimizing Liability
As a facility executive, you need to know how the proper design and operating procedures can minimize IAQ problems and conserve energy, improve morale and contribute to higher worker productivity. This Webinar, led by Jim Newman, Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group, and facilitated by Sullivan, will describe measures to achieve those goals.

Surviving an OSHA Audit: Are you prepared?
You’ve just received a call that an OSHA inspector has arrived and has a few questions to ask. What now? A little bit of preparation can save mountains of headaches, stress and thousands of dollars in fines. This presentation by The Carlyle Consulting Group’s David Casavant will help you understand what to do when OSHA shows up at your site.

To order: www.facilitiesnet.com/education/elearning.asp




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