Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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Emerging Professionals group announces next webinar
We invite you to register for "Leading to Success," sponsored by RFMA's Emerging Professionals group.
When: Monday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. CDT
Topic: Leading to Success
Presenter: Gordon Bruner
Summary: There are a quite a few qualities that a person must have when it comes to being a leader as well as being able to lead your team to success. Gordon will touch on a couple topics such as Communication, Integrity, and Problem Solving and why they are critical attributes that a leader should possess to take their team across the finish line.
Cost: Free to all RFMA members!
Click here to register now or visit the RFMA-U Online page under the Education tab on rfmaonline.com.
Calling all RFMA Vendor Allied Members: The Buyer's Guide is coming!
The Buyer's Guide edition will be our October/November Facilitator magazine issue. Make sure to update your company's information in your primary vendor member's profile by Aug. 22. All RFMA Vendor Allied Member companies will receive:
- A free listing with company name, address, phone number and web address
- A 30-word company description
- 5 category listings
Want to enhance your listing?
Click here to see all of the enhanced options you can purchase through our online store.
Take advantage of our $100 early bird rate at RFMA 2015
Join us Feb. 1-3 for RFMA 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. RFMA Restaurant members are invited to register now to take advantage of our Early Bird registration rate of $100. Click here to register!
Are you a current RFMA member or want to become one? Contact Ryan Nordling at 972-805-0905, ext. 5, or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about your RFMA membership.
Restaurants add 18,600 jobs in July despite challenging regulatory environment
The National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends: "The restaurant industry remains among the top sectors in post-recession job growth, according to new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Eating and drinking places added a net 18,600 jobs in July on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the 53rd straight monthly increase and 25th consecutive month with gains of at least 10,000 jobs."
Obtaining facility-wide energy intelligence data is easier than you think
Manufacturing Business Technology
Recognizing the ever-increasing impact that high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management. The challenge they face is to ensure that the buildings that house their highly optimized manufacturing operations are sophisticated and efficient. Detailed usage and comparison metrics have proven to be the single most important driver of energy efficiency success.
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If you have water that is being heated for cooking or beverages then you have scale forming in that equipment. Scale negatively impacts taste of foods and beverages in addition to the maintenance nightmare caused in equipment.
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Today's buildings smart, sustainable and safe
Real Estate Weekly
Today's building technologies lend themselves to many advances that reduce the overall operating costs of a facility and become significant contributing factors in both attracting and retaining tenants. Smart technologies that provide real-time, dynamic census data on building occupancy are of particular importance as they positively affect the sustainability, safety and cost of the occupier.
Building energy management systems
The Energy Collective
A Building Energy Management System is an integrated system of software, hardware and services that controls energy use through information and communication technology. Used primarily in commercial buildings, BEMS technology works by monitoring, automating and controlling building systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, thermostats and lighting to increase building energy efficiency and improve comfort.
When your business has multiple locations, coordinating all of them is a massive job. You need one source to get everything functioning as a unified whole and to keep it that way. Source One is that one source.
Comply or defy? Enforcement lacking for HVAC regulations
By Andrew Gaved
There is a debate raging currently in the European HVAC community about the burden regulations have placed on the operators of cooling and heating equipment. For much of the legislation, the fundamentals are demonstrating individual and corporate compliance, via accreditation and the necessary training. But the argument that is troubling many is not the requirement to comply, but rather the fact that compliance is not being properly enforced by the authorities.
Fire prevention in your building — what facilities managers need to know
The goals of fire prevention programs are to prevent loss of life, property damage and downtime in use of a building. Fires often cause disruption of business activities, loss of business documents, loss of employee work hours and liability claims resulting from the spread of fire to adjacent properties. Depending on the construction type or contents of the building and the occupancy type and number of occupants, fire prevention features should provide life-safety and property protection or a combination of both.
Building automation analytics
Today's Facility Manager
Facility management professionals are being asked to do more with less. Shrinking budgets and staffs make it difficult to keep up with the rising demands for building efficiency, comfort and safety. Making the right decisions about where to spend time and money is critical to accomplishing these goals.
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