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									                                      OPFMA Newsletter - Connecting Knowledge with Public Facilities’ Needs!
                                                              Summer 2012
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  Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association
                                  OPFMA is a not for profit 501(c) (3) independent educational trade organization


                                                                  OPFMA – 2012 Second Quarter
                                                                                            By Alexandra Schneider, OPFMA Administrator/CEO

                                        The second quarter of 2012 had been a very
                                        active season for the OPFMA Board that had
                                        met twice at the Embassy Suites in Columbus                     OPFMA 2012 Annual
                                        on April 18th and on June 6th.                                 Conference & Trade Show
                                        Talks concerning the administrative part of                      Oct 22nd & Oct 23rd
                                        OPFMA business had been conducted.
                                        Since June 6th, the OPFMA Board had come                     Attendee Registration is open!
        Inside Edition:
                                        under the leadership of Vice-President Ron                 Early Bird Registration deadline
                                        Atkins, as OPFMA Interim President,
♦ OPFMA 2012 Second Quarter –                                                                                Aug 31st 2012
                                        replacing Mark Wantage as per OPFMA By-
    Administrator’s Report …… 1         Laws until OPFMA Board election.
                                                                                                                    Exhibitors,
                                        We wish Ron Atkins success and pledge our
♦ OPFMA Newest Chapters                                                                          There are less than 35% booths available –
                                        full support as he also chairs the Conference
    Introduction ……………………… 2                                                                      Register Today to Assure Your Booth!
                                        Committee with the OPFMA 2012 Conference
                                        in full swing!
♦ Welcome Aboard – OPFMA New
                                        Also on the June 6th meeting the Board had
     Members ………………………… 2               voted in two new OPFMA Trustees, Chairs of
                                        the new chapters just created:
♦ 4 BOC Level-1 Series Graduates        James Miracle - Chair of OPFMA Mansfield
  Recognition ………………………… 3              Chapter – and Building Construction
                                        Superintendent II Mansfield Correctional Inst
♦ Safety in the Seats ……………… 4                                                                     Location: Columbus Crowne Plaza Hotel
                                        Steve Heitz - Chair of West Central Chapter -
♦ Employing Three Key
                                        and Maintenance Supervisor - Wapakoneta
                                        City Schools.                                                           To Register
  Components for Rapid Repair
  Projects ………………………………… 5              The Conference Committee had worked                             Visit: www.opfma.org –
                                        closely with the Administration to select                 Download and Complete the Attendee
♦ Life’s Lighter Side ………………      6     topics for the (22) workshops, keeping the             Registration Form or Exhibitor’s Registration
                                        2011 attendees’ suggestions in mind, and                                Form and:
♦ Water Conservation –The Third
                                        assuring qualified speakers for workshops.                  E-mail the form to info@opfma.org
                                        Attendee Brochure is under “construction”
  Utility …………………………………… 6                                                                              or Fax it at (440) 756-8519
                                        to be mailed to OPFMA Membership in July.

♦ 2012 Board of Trustees –
 Composition & Contact Info … 8
                                                                     OPFMA Board and Administration Recognizes and Appreciates
♦ Publishing Submission Info…… 8                                                     The 2012 Conference Sponsors!
                                                                                                Lunch Sponsor:
                                                                                           Johnson Controls Inc.
 Editor’s Note:
 Next Edition – Sep 2012                                                                     Breakfast Sponsors:
 Deadline to submit your articles                                                  Noble Americas Energy Solutions
Sep 1st, 2012.
                                                                                   Allied Environmental Services, Inc
 Follow the Publication Terms
  on page 8 .                                                                             The Brewer-Garrett Co
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                                            OPFMA – Newest Chapters

            OPFMA Mansfield Chapter                                          OPFMA West Central Chapter
 The meeting to form the Mansfield Chapter was held on             Randy Crossley – Lima City Schools, and OPFMA Treasurer
 Apr 26th 2012 at the Mansfield Correctional Institute.            had introduced the group to OPFMA By-Laws that are
                                                                   applying to all Chapter’s activities and actions.
 Constantin Draganoiu, CSU Manager of Utilities and Energy,
 OPFMA Chairman of Membership and Marketing Committee
 had introduced the participants to OPFMA By-Laws which            West Central Chapter composition:
 are the functioning By-Laws for all OPFMA chapters.               Chairman:
                                                                        Steve Heitz – Wapakoneta City Schools
 Mansfield Chapter composition:                                    Secretary:
 Chairman:                                                              Anthony Lotz – ODOT District One
          James Miracle - Mansfield Correctional Institute,
          Building Construction Superintendent II;                       Mike Watt - Wapakoneta City Schools
 Secretary:
          Jim Grubbs - Shelby Pioneer Career and                         Todd Gerstner - Wapakoneta City Schools
          Technology Center, Director of Business Affairs;
                                                                         Mike Davis - Wapakoneta City Schools
 Jeanette Carpenter –
           Knox County Board of DD, Facilities Director;                 Mark Fritz - Wapakoneta City Schools
 Tom Nadelin –
          Manager of Maintenance at Wayne County Schools                 Bob Gross – Bath Schools
          Career Center;
 Brian Gardner –                                                         Kirk Niemeyer – City of Lima
          Mansfield Correctional Institute, Building
          Maintenance Supervisor;                                        Kurt s. Kuffner – St. Mary’s City Schools
 Charles Trowbridge –
          Knox County Board of DD, Maintenance Supervisor;               Randy Crossley – Lima City Schools
 Jim McClintock –
          BCI Controls, OPFMA Associate member;                          Mark Ricker – Lima Public Library
 Everett (Ed) Neal –
          Sustainability Director, Kenyon College, and                   Greg Adams – St. Mary’s City Schools
 David Keinath –
          Director of Transportation/Operations, Richland
          County DD;                                                Editor’s Note: For OPFMA Chapters Chairman’s
                                                                  contact info, visit: www.opfma.org * or see page (8)
OPFMA Chapters’ meetings are open to locally interested individuals. Traditionally the meetings are held on a monthly basis, it
               would be advisable to contact Chapter’s Chairman for the next meeting’s date and location.




                             OPFMA New Members – Welcome Aboard!

 Individual Member
 Nick Cowles – Alliance City Schools – Supervisor B & G           Corporate Associate Member
 Jacob Grau – Bucyrus City School District – Maintenance Dir      Noble Americas Energy Solution –
                                                                                  Dee Chambless – Director Commodity Sales
 Institutional I Member                                           Juice Technologies, DBA Plug Smart –
 Seneca East Local School District –                                             Dave Zehala – President
                   Shawn Branham- Maintenance Supervisor          Bruner Corporation - Autumn Owdom – Representative
                                                                  Lighting Optimizers, USA –
 Institutional II Member                                                         Belinda Kenley – Business Development Dir
 National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power
 Engineers, Inc. – David L. Burkhard – President                  Marshall Best Security Corp. –
                                                                                   Mike Risden – Executive Vice President
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                                     ♦ BOC Level-1 Graduates – Columbus ♦
                                                   November, 2011 – May, 2012

    OPFMA praises all facilities     OPFMA Board of Trustees and Administration Congratulates the Graduates!
       for investing in their
     employees’ training and
   giving them the opportunity
    to obtain the BOC Building
      Operator Certification!
      OPFMA continues to offer
   assistance to the BOC graduates
    beyond the Graduation Day, as
      well as to those in need to
   complete the BOC Certification
       academic requirements!


Meet the BOC Graduates:
Jim Acton (Finneytown Local School District), Chuck Bostic (Carlisle Local School District), Matthew Brann (Correctional
Reception Center - DRC), Allen Brodman (Riverdale Local Schools), Michael Chandler (Scioto County Career Tech Center), John
Charles (Cambridge Development Center), James Clark (Southern Ohio Correctional Fclty), Nancy Clark (Dayton Power &Light),
Randy Dickerson (Grafton Correctional Institution), Mark Dyer (Franklin Medical Center), Gregg Fox (The Ohio State University
Lima), Brian Gardner (Mansfield Correctional Institute), Mike Grimwood (Pioneer Career & Tech. Center ), Jim Grubbs (Pioneer
Career & Tech. Center ), Billy Dewayne Hall (Huber Heights City Schools), Charlie Hall (Ohio Veterans Home - Georgetown),
Robert Johnson (The Ohio State University Lima), Anthony Kelder (Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Asst.), Mike King (Lighthouse
Youth Services), Chuck Knight (Loundonville - Perrysville Exempt Village School), Bonam Larry (Osnburg Local Schools),
Steve Martin (Collins Career Center), Jerry McCune (Lakewood Local Schools), Roger McLoney (Canal Winchester Local Schools),
Eric Northcott (Ohio State Penitentiary), Jeff Payne (Pioneer Career & Tech. Center ), Marc Pescosolido (The Ohio State
University Lima), Harold Rice III (Noble Correctional Institution), Marc Ring (Switzerland of Ohio Schools), Louis Savric (Trumbull
Correctional Institute), Michael Schmitz (Grafton Correctional Institution), Mike Schroeder (Pioneer Career & Tech. Center),
Mike Thompson (Noble Correctional Institution), Doug Tobe (Huber Heights City Schools), and Rodney VanNest (Appalachian
Behavioral Healthcare)




              ♦ 3 BOC Level-1 Series of Cleveland Metro School District Graduates ♦
                                                      June, 2011 – April, 2012
    Special Congratulates to the BOC Graduates and to CMSD Administration for Investing in their Employees’ Education,
              Sending the Largest Number of Employees a Facility had sent to the BOC Certification Training!

Cleveland Metro Schools District had been working with OPFMA for a few years on organizing a special BOC training series
for the (74) employees Cleveland Metro Schools District! OPFMA had designed a unique training schedule to fit CMSD
employees’ professional days - saving on employees’ overtime.
There are Three CMSD BOC Level-1 Series: Group “A”, Group “B” and Group “C”.


GROUP "A" BOC Level-1 Series - CMSD Employees:
Linda Adams (Macedonia), Brian Arnold (Richfield), Scott Artbauer (Parma), Lewis Bonner (University Heights), Stephen Broocker
(Cleveland), William Chambers (Cleveland), James Chance (Bainbridge Township), Steven Doggett (Cleveland), Duane Gibson
(Westlake), Erich Krumhansl (Oakwood Village), Emmanuel Levi (Cleveland, Donald Lyons (Cleveland), John Margheret
(Eastlake), Michael Margheret (Kirtland), Gary Martin (Cleveland), Mark Matuzny (Beachwood), Donald L. McLeroy (Cleveland),
Donald Lawrence McLeroy (Cleveland), Anthony Montville (Parma), Mark Roth (Cleveland, Daniel Roy (Cleveland), Paul Show
(Cleveland), Gregg Smolik (Brunswick Hills), Richard Stuart (Cleveland) and Anthony Wilson (Cleveland).
                                                                                              See next page for Group “B” and “C”
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Before introducing the BOC Graduates of Group “B” and “C” – we need to recognize the tremendous effort that the OPFMA BOC
Program Coordinator, Cornel Pod, and CMSD Facility Trainer, Duane Gibson had put in long before the BOC training started and
throughout the year training! Mr. Gibson’s supervision of each of the (24) classes and make-up sessions had made possible to
coordinate the CMSD employees through the BOC training.

GROUP "B" BOC Level-1 Series - CMSD Employees:
Robert Blair (North Ridgeville), Ramon Brown (Aurora), Eugene Campbell (Cleveland), Robert Castro (Bedford), Thomas Cole
(Middleburg Heights), Luis Cotto (Brunswick), Aaron Creel (Cleveland), Michael Creel (Warrensville Heights), Jess Dudas
(Cleveland), Gary Fisher (Mentor), Hall Baron (Garfield Heights), Dennis Jackson (Cleveland), John Jackson (Cleveland), Martin
Kemmett (Cleveland), Trevor Kershevich (Cleveland), Matthew Kilbane (Cleveland), Kent Klinger (Wickliffe), Mark Lewis
(Cleveland), Matthew Lynch (Cleveland), Debra McCauley-Jones (Middleburg Heights), Quin McCully (Cleveland), J. Middleton-
Bey (Cleveland Heights), Erhard Nitsch (Cleveland), Wilfredo Reyes (North Olmsted), William Simpson (Richmond Hts) and
Valerie Williams (Cleveland).


GROUP "C" BOC Level-1 Series - CMSD Employees:

Abel Aikens (Cleveland), Cheryl Elder (Cleveland), Gladys Everhart (Strongsville), Hugh Forrey (Cleveland), Franchezco Frierson
(Cleveland), James Gasiewski (Cleveland), John Graham (Cleveland), Michael Hansen (Cleveland), Eddie Harris (Cleveland),
Victor Herron (Euclid), Michael Jones (Warrensville Heights), David Landrum (Cleveland), George Moser (Cleveland), Michael
Nottingham (Strongsville), Peter Posedly (Aurora), Gregory Rinaldi (Parma), Lorenzo Smith (Cleveland), Gardner Taylor
(Cleveland), Carl Thomas (Maple Heights), Frank Vaughn (Cleveland), Robert Welles (Cleveland), Ronald Wentz (Cleveland) and
Michael Willis (Cleveland).




                                                  Safety in the Seats
                                                                                  By Kami Baker, Farnham Equipment Company

According to the Consumer Product Safety Review, an              Operational and Safety Enhancements that will make your
estimated 3,350 children enter the hospital emergency            facility safe and long lasting.
rooms each year with injuries associated with falling from or
through bleachers onto the surface below.                        Check below the Deck:
                                                                     •   Loose or Missing Bolts, Nuts & Misc. Hardware
Activities are the core of public facilities and schools with
                                                                     •   Cracked Welds
bleacher seating. If the areas are unsafe, accidents will
happen and the credibility of the facility is in danger which        •   Bent or Missing Parts
will cost more than a minor repair.                                  •   Proper Floor & Wall Connections
                                                                     •   Missing or Damaged Wheels
The Ohio Building Code states that all seating shall be              •   Bracing & Supports
inspected and evaluated at least once a year by a qualified          •   Floor & Row Locks
person for compliance with the Ohio Code.                            •   Electrical Wiring & Connections
All folding and telescoping seating shall be inspected to
evaluate compliance with the manufacturer’s installation         Check above the Deck:
and operational instructions, including an inspection during          •   4” Sphere Safety Check: Required by Code,
the opening and closing of such seating.                                  “Open guards shall be constructed of materials such
                                                                          that a 4-inch diameter (102mm) sphere cannot pass
The best way to ensure safety at your facility is to make
                                                                          through any opening.”
annual inspections by a certified technician a key
component of your maintenance and operations routine.                 •   Missing Bolts, Nuts & Misc. Hardware
By having a certified technician on your side you will be             •   Cracked or Splintered Seats
compliant with the most recent Ohio Building Codes, be                •   Bent or Missing Parts
aware of warranty issues, and receive continued customer              •   Proper Aisle Ways & Hand Rails
support from the experts.                                             •   Secure Closed Walking Surface
                                                                      •   Guard Rails & Closure Panels
Once your inspections are complete, be sure to take into              •   Proper Warning & Operation Signage
consideration Product Renovation and Repair as well as
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                  Employing Three Key Components for Rapid Repair Projects
                                                                             By Rick Pettit, Project Manager, The Gordian Group

 A Facility Manager’s work is never done, but the work burden     Multi-trade projects are especially suitable for this new
can be eased through an alternative, cooperatively-purchased      procurement method. Furthermore, because the
procurement method that has recently gained traction in           opportunity for future work is tied to the contractors’
Ohio’s public agencies. Schools and universities, cities and      current performance, contractors are motivated to provide
counties and state departments across the state are using this    a high quality project.
new process, called ezIQC®, in accordance with ORC 153 and
                                                                  Time:
ORC 123, to rapidly accomplish repair, maintenance and
construction projects.                                            Will your project fit your deadline? Take into account time
                                                                  to procure, time to construct and other deadline factors,
                                                                  such as weather scheduling considerations, the end of the
                                                                  fiscal year and school break construction deadlines.
                                                                  This new procurement method includes as standard
                                                                  procedure a local representative that will guide you through
                                                                  the procurement process, arrange a Joint Scope Meeting at
                                                                  the project site.
                                                                  The Joint Scope Meeting involves the contractor in the pre-
                                                                  planning, definition and final determination of the scope of
                                                                  work. Your local representative also helps move the project
                                                                  along and prods the contractor to meet tight deadlines, as
                                                                  well as helps you prepare a Detailed Scope of Work and
                                                                  reviews the Price Proposal to ensure the appropriate tasks
                                                                  and quantities are selected.

                                                                  Cost:
Repairs, maintenance and alteration are ongoing occurrences       Cost savings are built in throughout the process—from
in a typical facility or project site, and while the work can     inception to pre-construction, through construction and
feel never-ending, the procurement process shouldn’t be.          even post-construction. Because the contractor has more
                                                                  involvement in the process, the amount of A/E can be
The new process is proven to save effort, time and cost,          reduced to save money, and end up with a constructible
while delivering high quality construction work by local,         Scope of Work. Also, the contractor can do value
competitively-bid contractors. Job order contracts have been      engineering in order to meet limited budgets.
made available through cooperative purchasing, and
contractors are on-call and ready to begin work immediately.      The procurement method, contractor and pricing
To ensure a successful outcome for these repair and minor         methodology you choose can have a drastic effect on your
construction projects, there are three drivers that facility      project’s success.
managers should examine at the outset: quality, time and          As noted on the graph, in just a few months, the number of
cost.                                                             repair projects requested with the ezIQC process has
Before beginning a project, ask yourself these questions:         surged, starting with just a few projects entered in October
                                                                  2011, to 186 projects entered during April and May of 2012.
Quality:
                                                                  Projects ranged from electrical repairs and HVAC
Are you confident that your “low-bid” contractor can produce
                                                                  modifications to security gate replacement, gutter
high quality results when faced with the inevitable
                                                                  improvements and basement abatements.
unforeseen or worsening conditions related to repair projects?
These unforeseen issues can translate into change orders.         While schools work on modular classroom repairs and
With the new ezIQC process, there are no negotiated change        parking lot improvements, cities and counties are
orders, as extra work and changes are priced using local costs    accomplishing roof replacements, and Ohio state agencies
from a catalog of construction tasks. Everything is pre-priced.   are completing ADA upgrades.
                                                                  Keep these three important considerations in mind when
As projects become more complex and additional trades are
                                                                  completing your next repair, renovation or alteration
scoped, the risk of lower quality work increases.
                                                                  project to ensure a successful outcome.


           Editor’s Note: For questions or more details, contact Rick Pettit at r.pettit@ezIQC.com or 614-306-5783.
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    Life’s Lighter Side

          Police Matters
  “Relax the handcuffs are tight
because they're new. They'll stretch
 out after you wear them awhile."

 "Take your hands off the car, or I'll
    make your birth certificate a
       worthless document."

  "Warning?! You want a warning?
O.K., I'm warning you not to do that
again or I'll give you another ticket."

    "No sir we don't have quotas
 anymore. We used to have quotas,
 but now we're allowed to write as
     many tickets as we want!"




                                  Water Conservation – The Third Utility
                                          Richard G. Lubinski, President of Think Energy Management LLC (www.think-energy.net)

 While energy-management programs start with electricity            In industry, water is used and reused several time before it's
and natural gas (fuel) savings, the third utility that needs your   discharged. In some buildings, (city) water was so cheap that
attention is water/sewer expenses. Major advancements in            it was used purely as a cooling method for some HVAC
the technology and reliability of water equipment in the last       systems and then immediately dumped into the sanitary
10 years have made the investment in water conservation very        sewer system for treatment.
cost effective. While water and sewer rates vary, the process       In third-world countries, many buildings use grey water from
is worth your time for a variety of reasons:                        showers and toilets to water outdoor plants.
•    Water conservation is an investment with attractive ROI        In some third-world countries, islands, and new LEED
     potential.                                                     buildings, grey water is reused for toilets and urinals after
•    Water rates are increasing.                                    minor cleaning and being dyed blue. Using grey water for
•    Sewer rates are increasing dramatically due to higher EPA      toilets, urinals, and outdoor plants has been a common
     mandates on municipal sewer plant operators (100               practice on islands for many years. So, what seems like a new
     percent to 400 percent over the past 10 years).                LEED idea is only the application of an old practice from
•    Droughts are requiring water conservation for businesses,      island nations.
     or you face major water cost increases. Atlanta required       Some parts of the country are blessed with ample supplies of
     a 10-percent reduction or a charge of an extra 25              fresh water, such as the Great Lakes region. Other parts are
     percent.                                                       less fortunate and have a growing problem with water
•    Water conservation and sewer plant operations benefit          shortages and, subsequently, ever-increasing water/sewer
     from water conservation since it directly impacts billion-     rates to force water conservation.
     dollar capital investments to address peak loads (like         The U.S. government alone owns or leases 500,000 buildings
     electricity).                                                  that use 350 million to 500,000 million gallons of water per
•    Some cities have demand-side management (DSM) rebates          day. Water-conservation efforts in federal buildings have
     to incentivize water conservation investment.                  produced savings of more than 30 percent with no cutbacks in
•    Fresh water is a major element in our lives and the            operations or service levels. These water-conservation
     viability of our communities and, ultimately, the earth.       projects have included high-efficiency toilets (HETs), high-
                                                                    efficiency urinals (HEIs), and other improvements. The HEIs
Since we appear to have an unlimited supply of water (like
                                                                    are available with 0 gallons per flush (GPF) and 0.25 GPF.
air), we have historically taken it for granted. Since
                                                                    These HEIs are commonly found in public restrooms and all
water/sewer costs used to be cheap, very few people thought
                                                                    U.S. Department of Defense facilities.
about the need for conservation.
                                                                                                              Continued on page 7
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                                 Water Conservation – The Third Utility
                                                                                                          Continued from page 6

                                                                This fact and avoiding major capital improvements to
                                                                handle short-term peak loads, has lead many water/sewer
                                                                utilities providing demand-side management rebates to help
                                                                building owners conserve water. One California water utility
                                                                provided free 1.28 GPF high-efficiency toilets to its
                                                                customers.
                                                                Low-Cost/No-Cost Improvements
                                                                The good news is that many water-conservation projects can
                                                                be do-it-yourself projects and cost effective contractor
                                                                projects.
                                                                The starting point is to fix water leaks in your buildings and
                                                                reduce the waste of water by employees. People see leaking
                                                                facets every day and fail to notify maintenance. Some kitchen
Old toilets used 5 GPF, and the most common type is 3.5         employees turn on running water as a way to defrost frozen
                                                                foods.
GPF. New codes establish 1.6 GPF toilets; the state-of-the
art HETs are 1.28 GPF, and they often work better than the      Some commercial dishwashers run when they're empty
old toilets they replace. One of the most effective HETs is     (because they weren't shut off after doing a load).
power-assisted toilets with a tank inside a tank.               Just because a toilet is rated at 3.5 GPF (an old and wasteful
The technology is now fully developed and is proven to          standard) doesn't guarantee that it actually uses 3.5 GPF.
reduce service calls in commercial buildings, hotels, etc.      Studies by water-conservation engineers found some 3.5 GPF
Some facility managers replace toilets for better               toilets leaking and others using 5 GPF due to poor design or
performance and enjoy the fact that the improvement is          maintenance.
actually an investment with a reasonable ROI.
                                                                Once the maintenance department starts changing the guts of
A common starting point for an energy/utility improvement       the toilet, the device likely no longer meets the original
project is an energy/water audit. A trained engineer            manufacturer's water-use standard.
evaluates the present equipment, alternative equipment
available, and water and cost savings, and determines the       Watering outdoor plants and lawns can be done more
project's ROI. Since restrooms are often a common-area          scientifically to reduce water consumption.
expense, there's a direct cost/benefit for a building owner     Water sub-meters can be installed on outside water use and
with or without tenants to invest in water-conservation         on cooling towers to track water used, but not sent to the
projects.                                                       sewer system for treatment. As a result, you get a reduction
                                                                on the sewer part of your combined water/sewer bill or via a
Innovative facility managers may consider rainwater             separate sewer bill with proper communications with your
collection for cooling tower make-up water or other uses.       utility company.
Some forward-thinking facility managers actually collect air-
conditioning condensate to reuse in their buildings. Many       While it may seem simple, it's important to pay water and
buildings recycle water in commercial laundry operations.       other utility bills on time each month.
The newest commercial robotic laundry system uses less          Many water/sewer utilities charge late fees equal to a 12-,
water and produces more pounds of cleaned laundry per           18-, 24-, or 36-percent annual interest rate. Utility companies
hour. These new, state-of-the-art systems can be                are a poor source for cash flow since late payments are
programmed for the proper treatment of towels and high-         effectively an expensive loan.
end linens.                                                     If you call your water utility, it can provide a 12- to 24-month
When you reduce water consumption, your reduce sewer            detailed consumption and billing history. This free report will
charges. Sewer charges can be one third to two times the        provide you with an executive summary of your monthly water
cost of the water, depending on local rates. When you           consumption and point to seasonal differences.
reduce hot-water use in showers, dishwashing, and clothes       You may find that the water utility only reads your water
washing, you're also reducing your natural gas or electricity   meter every other month, or worse (I've seen water utilities in
bill since the volume of hot water needed has been reduced.     some cities "estimate" the monthly water bills 10 out of 12
Water conservation is more cost effective for the building      months in a year). If possible, you need your utility to read
owner and the water/sewer utilities than treating the           the meter every month or permit your staff to read it and call
drinking water and again treating the sewer water.              or fax the monthly meter reading.
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                                                    2012 OPFMA Board of Trustees & Contact Information
 2012 Board Meetings
      Schedule:                                                                Executive Committee

     Mar 7th 2012                     Interim President:           Ron Atkins - Vandalia-Butler City Schools
     June 6th 2012                                                                           Ron.Atkins@vandalia-butler.k12.oh.us
                                     Secretary/Treasurer:          Randy Crossley - Lima City Schools -
     Sep 12th 2012                                                                               rcrossley@limacityschools.org
           th
     Dec 5 2012
                                      Immediate Past President: John Beckemeyer - Oak Hills Local School District
           ●                                                                              beckemeyer_j@oakhills.hccanet.org
Phone – Conference                    Past President:           Constantin Draganoiu - Cleveland State University
the 3rd Wednesday on:                                                                     c.draganoiu@csuohio.edu
                                      Executive Bd. Consulting: Wayne C. King - Retirees Representative - wcking@netzero.net
       April
       May                                                         Board Members & Chapters’ Chairman
       July                           Tom Hand         BOC Instructor & Series Coord.      tjhandcfm@sbcglobal.net
       August
                                      Mark Miciak      Polaris Career Center               mmiciak@polaris.edu
       November
                                      John Wolf        Columbiana City Board of DD         wolf@spii.net
           ●
                                      James Miracle Mansfield Correctional Institution James.Miracle@odrc.state.oh.us
  2012 Conference &                   Steve Heitz      Wapakoneta City Schools             heitst@wapak.org
     Trade Show
  Oct 22nd & Oct 23rd

 Conference Committee                Note from the Editor:
    Sunday, Oct 21st
                                     Dear reader, OPFMA publishes the “SpotLight on Maintenance” for your benefit; to serve better your
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                                                Alex

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