Inaugural CPD event

Professional Affair Board of IFM organized the inaugural CPD event of the IFM held on 18 December 2015 at Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research Centre – Colombo 07. The event consisted with two sessions covering 03 CPD Hours for IFM members.
First session was conducted by Mr. M.M.R. Pathmasiri – Director General of Sustainable Energy Authority on the subject of “Energy Management Options for Building Managers”. The speaker discussed the statistics of energy consumption in Sri Lankan buildings, potential options for energy savings, Sri Lankan Government’s rules, regulations and initiatives for minimizing of energy use and opportunities for use of renewable energy sources.
The second session was focused on “Optimizing Electrical & Mechanical Systems in buildings”. Mr. Prasanna Narangoda, Manager – Facilities Management, Overseas Realty Ceylon PLC discussed how to achieve efficient and sustainable operations of Electrical & Mechanical systems highlighting the importance of efficient design, proper maintenance management and efficient operational strategies for reducing the operational whole life costs as well as creating a comfortable facility.