About R&D Council

The Research and Development Council is one of the many specialized groups of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The members are a diverse collection of individuals involved in R&D facility management encompassing a wide variety of industries (basic sciences, biotechnology, chemicals, consumer products, health care, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, telecommunications, technology, etc.). These facility professionals have the responsibility to effectively plan, design, construct, utilize and maintain a variety of buildings and facilities for their owners and clients.

Are you already an IFMA member and want to become a member of the Research and Development Council? Request membership online or contact Jaclyn Lee, Council Liaison, at ​jlee@ifma.org .






High Tech Seminars in 2016:

Through our connection with I2SL we will continue to bring you the High Tech Seminars presented and hosted by I2SL.  As a member in the Research and Development Council your attendance at the webinars is FREE.  The usual non-member cost is $95.  Keep an eye out in your emails for more details.

Upcoming Webinars:

How Combined Heat and Power Can Help Laboratories Become More Sustainable and Lower
​Thursday, July 21 at 1 PM EDT

Combined heat and power, also known as cogeneration, is the production of both power and heat from a single or dual fuel source, e.g., natural gas or biogas. This technology can replace or supplement existing, and possibly outdated, inefficient, conventional technologies and provide a safe and clean back-up power source.

During this webinar, Tom McGeehan of E-Finity Distributed Generation will discuss how to implement a combined heat and power system and the associated environmental and health benefits.

RDC members can register FREE using the code sent on 6-28-16 by Jaclyn Lee.

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