September Program - "Sustainability September"

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Location: Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

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IFMA Central PA Chapter Program co-sponsored with Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the Pennsylvania Society for Health Facility Engineering


Location:     Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Drive

Hershey, PA 17033


Parking:    Parking in lot. Please be GREEN and carpool.


Date / Time:     Wednesday, September 19, 2018

                           4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

4:30 pm – Arrivals, Networking, Appetizers

5:00 pm – IFMA Business

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm - Program 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - After-Event Networking - The Mill Restaurant (not funded by IFMA)


Program Details:  Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center accepted its first patients in 1970 after receiving a $50 million grant from the M.S. Hershey Foundation in 1963 to establish a medical school and teaching hospital in Hershey.

Its mission is to enhance the quality of life through improved health and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all. The sustainable manner in which Milton S. Herhsye Medical Center manages and utilizes its campus resources is an integral part of how the organization contributes to the improvement of the health for the patients it serves. This midset and practice was established at the inception and has continued to grow.

Healthcare is going through a transformation, and the rate of change continues to accelerate. As a leading academic medical center in central Pennsylvania, Hershey Medical Center must continue to take a leadership role in those changes.

Despite the uncertainty of the future of health care, several things remain clear. There will be an emphasis on patient-centeredness. As patients become more empowered, there will be increased transparency on the quality, cost and outcomes of health care systems. The Medical Center campus and services must showcase sustainable attributes and successes. While change is inevitable, the ongoing sustainability programs and initiatives the Medical Center established are that much more important to its patients and employees. 

Topics covered in this program include energy efficiency, energy reduction, campus landscaping and eco-friendly design, community bike share programs, waste reduction and more.


Speaker Biographies: 

Kevin Kanoff, CEM, is the Campus Energy Engineer and has extensive experience and knowledge in, evaluating existing systems and retrofitting energy conservation measures to functioning building and process systems. His experiences, includes; data collection, energy data analysis, energy conservation measure project development, energy conservation measure construction management, measurement and verification of energy conservation measures, development of annual Energy Reports for Senior Management, and developing energy master plans. The Energy Savings Program he has implemented at PennState Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has resulted in significant energy savings and energy intensity reduction.   Kevin has been invited to many conferences and Professional Society meetings to speak on the achievements and outcomes of the program. In addition, he is on the Utility budget development team and energy procurement team for PennState Health. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Idaho and has worked in the field of engineering for 25 years, specializing in the building energy field for the last 15 years.

Steve Furmanski is the Manager of Facilities Grounds at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He has more than 15 years' experience in a supervisory role overseeing construction and landscaping services. He graduated with an associate degree in Automotive Technology and Science from Morrisville State College. From lawn care to snow removal, Steve oversees all aspects of maintaining the grounds of the 552 acre campus. For two consecutive years, the Facilities Department, Grounds team, received the "Green Star Award - Honor Level" from teh Professional Grounds Management Society for campus beautification and sustainability. Landscaping, turf management, safety, and sustainable best practices are evaluated as part of this award. Through Steve's leadership and management role, he and his team put forth the work and effort to be recognized for such an award. In 2017, the campus received the "Certification of Accreditation" for grounds management. A three star accreditation which exhibited exemplary standards in the overall management and operations of its landscapes with a focus toward sustainable practices, and demonstrated such through an in-depth review by peers - written, oral, and on-site presentations.  Steve's passion and enthusiasm is shared by the staff he manages. The campus reflects a clean, beautiful and well maintained landscape reflecting smart principles that promote a safe environment. The Facilities Grounds team strives to provide a welcoming environment that provides our patients and visitors with a lasting impression as they enter and exit the campus. Steve's motto is this, "we all can do our part to be better!"


RSVP By September 14, 2018

Please RSVP by September 14, 2018

Any questions or special requests contact:

President, Lauren Leipziger, at 215-801-8472 (Cell), or email

Secretary, Kristan Trusky, at 484-666-1188 (Cell), or email

Please note that all attendees must RSVP to complete the necessary lunch and room arrangements. Please help us make the presentation materials, seats, and food preparations adequate by giving us advance notice of your intention to attend. Failing to RSVP could restrict our lunch availability to those who did not RSVP in a timely manner.

Thank you! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


The Central PA Chapter of IFMA's mission is to provide value to its membership. As we seek to provide benefits to our membership, we rely on sponsorship from our members' companies.

Throughout the years many of you have contributed quite generously to support the chapter's efforts. These efforts have been greatly appreciated and allowed the Chapter to grow and strenghten the benefits offered to members.