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Presentation and Tour of Browning Hall at Webster University

The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will hold a presentation and tour Webster University’s Browning Hall.

Richard Bacino, AIA, senior vice president, and John C. McAllister, Associate AIA, associate vice president, of CannonDesign will discuss the architecture and design of Webster University’s new Browning Hall. The LEED-compliant Interdisciplinary Science Building transformed the university’s focus on science by tripling the number of science labs on campus. Completed in the summer of 2017, the 84,000-square-foot facility houses the departments of anthropology and sociology, biological sciences, international language and cultures, nurse anesthesia, nursing, and psychology, and the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies. The glass walls throughout the building put “science on display.”

 

About IFMA St. Louis

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. Considered a leader among local chapters, IFMA St. Louis holds monthly programs to enhance members’ knowledge and provide networking opportunities. IFMA members also value their membership as a way to build their careers, seek counsel and advice from other facility management professionals, access a variety of resources and achieve professional certification. Represented in 134 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, IFMA members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.

IFMA St. Louis Gift Spreads Warmth During Holiday Season

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Donation to Heat Up St. Louis serves those in need throughout St. Louis region

The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) provided some warmth to the region’s needy this winter.

Representing facility managers and suppliers who maintain the region’s commercial buildings, IFMA St. Louis presented a check for $1,000 to Heat Up St. Louis. The nonprofit organization builds awareness and provides resources to help those in need, especially the elderly and disabled, and needy families with critically ill children, avoid illnesses and deaths during the area’s bitter winter season. IFMA St. Louis also funds the organization’s Cool Down St. Louis, which provides services and support to keep residents cool during the hot summer months.

Fire Captain Garon Mosby accepted the donation on behalf of Heat Up St. Louis. He underscored the importance of helping others by relating a recent story of a family’s home destroyed by a house fire. Unfortunately, the family needed space heaters to keep their home warm. Heat Up St. Louis works to help those in need avoid such tragedies, he noted.

IFMA St. Louis has supported the weather-related assistance programs for the past five years. The nonprofit organization helps defray the cost of energy to heat and cool residences, serving more than 300,000 area residents since the programs’ inception in 2000.

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.

IFMA St. Louis Honors Rich Janis with Lifetime Service Award

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The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) gave its Lifetime Service Award to Rich Janis. The honor was presented during the chapter’s annual holiday celebration in early December. Janis recently announced his retirement.

Janis has played an active role in IFMA St. Louis for 28 years. His dedication to the facility management organization included tenure on its program and education committee for nearly two decades. During that time, he presented more than 25 educational programs to IFMA St. Louis members. Additionally, he served on its board of directors for six years.

“Rich’s constant focus was to share his knowledge and expertise while presenting quality educational programs to the professional facility managers,” said Jennifer Johnston, president of IFMA St. Louis, when presenting the award.

A registered professional engineer and architect, Janis spent more than 40 years in consulting. A LEED accredited professional (Building Design + Construction), he has been involved in research, evaluation, and design of building environmental systems and sustainable energy technology.

Janis has served on the board of the United States Green Building Council’s regional chapter. He was the engineer-of-record and LEED AP for numerous LEED-certified buildings including the first LEED Gold data center in the St. Louis area. Janis has also taught building technology and sustainable design courses in the Schools of Engineering and of Architecture at Washington University.

Janis earned master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and architecture from Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, now called the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.

Photo Above: Jennifer Johnston, chapter president, presented the IFMA St. Louis Lifetime Service Award to Rich Janis.

 

 

Photo Caption: Jennifer Johnston, chapter president, presented the IFMA St. Louis Lifetime Service Award to Rich Janis.

IFMA St. Louis Members Help Keep Area’s Vulnerable Warm This Winter

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The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) provided some warmth to the region’s needy this winter. The donations of money, clothing and blankets were made at the organization’s holiday social in December.

Representing facility managers and suppliers who maintain the region’s commercial buildings, IFMA St. Louis presented a check for $1,000 to Heat Up St. Louis. The nonprofit organization builds awareness and provides resources to help those in need, especially the elderly and disabled, and needy families with critically ill children, avoid illnesses and deaths during the area’s bitter winter season. IFMA St. Louis also funds the organization’s Cool Down St. Louis, which provides services and support to keep residents cool during the hot summer months.

IFMA St. Louis has supported the weather-related assistance programs for the past four years. The nonprofit organization helps defray the cost of energy to heat and cool residences, serving more than 300,000 area residents since the programs’ inception in 2000.

To further spread the warmth this holiday season, IFMA St. Louis members donated gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, ear muffs and blankets. These items were distributed to various charities that help keep the St. Louis region’s most vulnerable warm during the winter.

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.

Photo Above: Jennifer Johnston (left), president of the St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), presents a check for $1,000 to Pam Walker, board president of Heat Up/Cool Down St. Louis.

Tour and Presentation at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will present a program that details the design of the Danforth Plant Science Center. Attendees will then tour the research facility that focuses on food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture.

Laurel Harrington, Ryan Kopp and Emily Wray, architects with Christner Inc., and Mike Lawless, client executive with IMEG, will discuss how the design of the landscaping, buildings and labs shape and transform the work environment at the bioscience and agricultural research center.

IFMA St. Louis recently presented its Facility of the Year award to the center during its celebration of National FM Day. The award recognized the innovation in the center’s expansion.

The Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion (DDPSC) continues to cement St. Louis’ position as a leader in biosciences. Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. The expansion further enables world-class research in plant biology, bioenergy and sustainable agriculture with lab, office, conference and community space for 100 new scientists.

The facility’s innovative features include Human Factor Design and Environmental Stewardship.

The DDPSC Expansion provides flexible, efficient and transparent research space. Large, highly efficient open lab “neighborhoods” share support lab facilities and are directly connected to write-up space. Ground floor labs put science on display.

Visual connectivity between the open labs and write-up areas and at enclosed offices and conference rooms is maximized with glass partitions. Shared support facilities and open labs increase interaction. A new atrium acts as a social center to the whole community and brings together researchers from both the new and existing labs for meals, coffee and informal meetings.

Additionally, the project targets LEED Gold certification. Environmental strategies include run-around coil heat recovery loop, smart lab exhaust, indigenous prairie and landscaping, green roofs, daylighting and a high-performance envelope with integrated solar shading.

About IFMA St. Louis

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. Considered a leader among local chapters, IFMA St. Louis holds monthly programs to enhance members’ knowledge and provide networking opportunities. IFMA members also value their membership as a way to build their careers, seek counsel and advice from other facility management professionals, access a variety of resources and achieve professional certification. Represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, IFMA members manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.

 

 

 

IFMA St. Louis Provides Funds to Help Those in Need Stay Cool This Summer

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 The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association donated $1,000 to Cool Down St. Louis. The nonprofit organization builds awareness and provides resources to help those in need avoid heat-related illnesses and deaths, especially the elderly and disabled, and needy families with critically ill children.

Representing facility managers and suppliers who maintain the region’s commercial buildings, the organization presented a check for $1,000 to Cool Down St. Louis during IFMA St. Louis’ celebration of National FM Day on June 21. Nancy Cripe, outgoing chapter president of IFMA St. Louis, presented the check to Lance LeComb, a board member, who represented Cool Down St. Louis.

IFMA St. Louis also funds the organization’s Heat Up St. Louis, which provides services and support to keep residents warm during the region’s winter months. IFMA St. Louis has supported the weather-related assistance programs for the past four years. More than 300,000 area residents have received energy assistance since the programs’ inception in 2000.

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. 

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