Join us at IFMA Facility Fusion
April 16-17, 2014
Session 8.08 ~ 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Exploring Education & Training Needs for High-tech Facility
Founding President & Executive Director
The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and Laney College's National Science Foundation-funded Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center are collaborating to identify education and training needs and strategies for operators of high-tech facilities. Learn More.
Networking Event ~ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fellowship: McCormick & Schmick's, National Harbor
The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Session 9.08 ~ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Key Performance Indicators: What to Measure
IFMA R&D Facilities Council, Past-President
Business goals at a high level must be implemented strategically throughout every level of the organization. At the "factory floor," we must be able to measure our performance in a way that positively indicates our direction toward success of our highest business level goals. Learn More.
Session 10.08 ~ 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Cross-disciplinary Research: How the Physical Environment Can Support Communication & Enable Collaborative Research
Robert Pulito, AIA
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, President
How much collaboration space should institutions build, what types of space, how effective should it be, and how does it enhance and accelerate scientific discovery? Learn More.
Facility Tour ~ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Gallery of Art
Environmental Control & Sustainability
The National Gallery of Art is one of the world's leading art museums.
This tour will showcase how the Gallery's facility management team maintains strict temperature and humidity controls 24/7/365. During the past four years, the FM staff reduced energy consumption and GHG emissions by nearly 20 percent. The back-lot tour of the Gallery's physical plant will feature a state-of-the-art building automation system, a 268,000 gallon chilled water system, unique "air washers" that assist in purifying the air, and a briefing on the Gallery's sustainability efforts to date.