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What to Expect in Q4?

Raffy Espiritu, FMP, CEO and President of Impec Group

By Raffy Espiritu FMP, President, AFE Silicon Valley

Thus far, the chapter’s programs have progressed quite nicely from the January kick-off at the LinkedIn campus in Mountain View. Q3 was memorable for the Lunch & Learn educational sessions that brought subjectexperts on recent code ordinances on lighting control, cost saving techniques in operations and maintenance and life safety and fire suppression systems.

It was also the period where members and their guests spent time on the greens at San Jose Country Club to relax while raising funds to support our chapter’s educational and membership expansion programs.

Q4 will be a great treat for more exciting educational and relationship building opportunities as one can glean from the parade of events as follows:

  • Northern California Facilities Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center Sept 25 & 26. Please visit the AFE Booth (#351) to engage our volunteer leaders about why it pays to be a part of this dynamic organization.
  • Release of a special publication by the Silicon Valley Journal on Facilities Management which the chapter supported together with BOMA and IFMA. The publication highlights the vital contributions facility managers and engineers make in the built environment.
  • Launch of a certificate program on Facility Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo which the chapter loudly endorsed. See calpoly.edu and search for facilities management).
  • Joint AFE-ISPE educational session on the new California Code – More than 100 attendees are expected for this much sought educational session to be conducted by Reinhard Hanselka, a subject expert on code compliance who is regular contributor to our award-winning chapter newsletter. For the first time AFE will join hands with ISPE, the largest trade organization in life science and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • NMFT Show, Sept 17-18, in Las Vegas where the national AFE Board will be meeting and plotting the direction of AFE of the next year and the balance of the decade.
  • Network Appliance DataCenter Tour, October 16. Take this unique opportunity to have an inside look how NetApp creates innovative ways to control energy use in one of the largest data centers in the Bay Area. Watch for details in this newsletter.
  • Corporate planning in November, 2013. The chapter leadership will meet to plan for policies, programs and initiatives for next year .
  • Announcement of the new leadership for our chapter for 2014
  • AFE Holiday Party – Join this joyful event in December to celebrate the fruits of the season and a year of bountiful benefits accruing to AFE members through education, networking and creative engagement with thought leaders all throughout the year.

As we pledged, the chapter works for you to enhance your career essentials whatever you do as a professional creating value for the built environment. Do join the very distinguished group of volunteer leaders who will move forward the noble goals of elevating the image and reputation of facility engineering in Silicon Valley year after year.

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