The mission of our chapter is to strengthen and grow the Silicon Valley Facilities community by providing cutting edge educational events, professional certification, training, and a network of industry professionals to promote and enhance the careers of our members.
Aug 21, 2015 – Sustainability In Action Workshop
Join us for a dynamic hands on workshop to create, plan, and implement sustainability pilot projects using the Sustainability Pilot Template. Whether you are already brimming with ideas or need inspiration, this workshop is for you. You will leave with a plan of ACTION to get your sustainability pilot project approved and underway!
June 25, 2015 – Cooling Tower Treatment Methods – Lunch & Learn
This was the 2nd annual cooling tower tour hosted by Water Tech at Internap. The cooling towers remain pristine clean proving after five years this simple affective technology is cost efficient and saves tens of thousands of gallons of water each year! The Association for Facilities Engineers Chapter 39 members and guests would like to thank Jack Walker and Team as well as Mark Plafcan with Weschem for this educational opportunity to understand the technology and a special thanks to the progressively thinking Internap Team for sharing their facility and their cost saving data. And let’s not forget the Andy’s BBQ lunch!
May 28, 2015 – The California Drought and Water Conservation – Lunch & Learn
How dry is dry? We will learn what actions local Water Agencies may take and how they could impact your buildings and campuses. What can you do to manage the drought and prepare for potential water restrictions? We will discuss new technologies and easy to implement solutions that can make a difference when dealing with drought. Landscaping watering uses very high volumes of clean water. How easy is it to switch from potable water for landscape irrigation to recycled water? What about utilizing controls for long-term savings? What about alternatives to pressure washing in efforts to save water…Our guest speaker is from BSM Facility Services
Apr 23, 2015 – Tour of Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center
Tour of Northern California’s most advanced wastewater management center, which opened last year. The center will demonstrate proven technologies to produce highly purified water that can be used for a variety of purposes, including potentially expanding Silicon Valley’s future drinking water supplies.
Mar 6, 2015 – 53rd Annual Day with A Facilities Professional
Special thanks to Oracle for hosting Day With A Facilities Professional and Walter Atkins CPE for the photos!
Feb 11-13, 2015 – Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM)
Looking to set your self apart from others in your field? AFE is offering a review course and exam to become a Certified Professional Maintenance Manager. Sign up today!
Dec 4, 2014 – Holiday Party
A great celebration of the year’s achievement. We all look forward to seeing you at our events in 2015. Happy Holidays to you and your families – from the Silicon Valley Chapter
Nov 13, 2014 – The Art and Technology of Brewing Beer
Great turnout at Gordon Biersch! We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and learned everything they wanted to know about brewing beer.
Oct 2, 2014 – AFE Silicon Valley’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament