Education Workshop Series - Fundraiser


Does any of the below Resembles Your Building?

   Breakers intermittently trips
   Compressor winding failures
   Computer’s Blue Screen of Death
   Equipment (VFD) Stops for no reason
   Hot Electrical Rooms
   Hot Electrical Transformers
   Large Copier failures, Copier company blames bad power
   Modernized Elevator Failures
   Motors (VFD) are HOT and its bearings fail
   Premature Ballast Failure
   Premature LED Failure
   VFD intermittent alarms/failures

If any of the above applies; Sign Up, Attend then Understand.

Before we point our fingers at the utility, let's first consider what our energy efficient and technology improvements have to do with the Premature Failure of Fluorescent & LED Lights, Elevator Entrapments, HOT Electrical Rooms and Noisy Transformers, VFD Trips/Failures to Tripping Electrical Breakers, etc (see list above).

We have forever changed the way we use electricity in our buildings and homes. We even have changed the way electricity is being brought (PV and Renewables) to our buildings and homes.

Come hear our speakers expose why the Quality of our Power WILL NEVER BE THE SAME and how we can Prepare, Repair and Protect our Facilities against those “Silent PQ Killers”.


​A power quality problem is manifested by the interruption or distortion of the ideal 60-hertz sine wave. These power quality problems can be grouped into the following categories:

    Temporary Interruption
    Long-Term Outage
    Momentary Interruption
    Sag or Undervoltage
    Swell or Overvoltage
    Transient, Impulse, or Spike
    Harmonic Distortion

With the proper application of power conditioning equipment 
and proper wiring and grounding, most of these power quality problems can be eliminated.

​"100% of the buildings I have consulted have power quality issues, especially harmonics. PQ problems occur on those properties that do not have installed equipment that is robust enough to ride through those issues. We are all guilty in considering energy saving technologies with not once considering whether that product affects the electrical grid within the building. Elevator systems are the number one facility source plagued with pq issues. ", says Les Taniyama, IFMA-HI.

Technical Session Specifically Designed for:

 Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Facility Engineers/Managers, Installing Contractors, Lighting Contractors, Elevator Contractors/Consultants, Suppliers and Manufacture Representatives, Utility, Building Maintenance Providers, VFD providers, Energy Service Companies, UHWO Facility Management Degree students, etc. 


Michael Tibbits
Western Regional Manager TCI LLC. 

IFMA Hawai`i Chapter
Organizer of Power Quality & Harmonics Workshop

The proceeds from this training will allow UH West O'ahu and IFMA Hawaii to support the further development of the Facilities Management profession in Hawai'i and the academic degree program concentrations in Facilities Management at the University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu.

UH West O'ahu offers four-year bachelor's degrees in liberal arts, professional studies, and applied sciences designed for career success.  Two academic facilities management concentrations in bachelor's degree programs at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu (Applied Science and Business Administration) combine technical training with the liberal arts to focus on professional and management competencies to meet the demand for leadership of technical and operational professionals in the workplace.  Professionals need a solid foundation in current building operations best practices in order to build and maintain modern energy-efficient facilities and systems.  These academic pathways aare designed to prepare students and working professionals for positions in the building and facilities management fields.  

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. Hawaii's chapter is proud to be one of the 134 chapters worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US $100 billion in products and services.

Workshop Sponsored by: 

Workshop Schedule
Monday, April 17th

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 am – 12:00 Noon Workshop


Hawaiian Electric Industry’s Training Room
ASB Tower
1001 Bishop Street
8th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96814

Non-Hosted (no validation)
Suggested Parking Location
Ali`i Place
1099 Alakea St
Honolulu, HI 96813

DAY RATE: First 2.5 hrs: $0.75/half hr, Thereafter: $1.50/half hr, $21 Max
Subject to change without notice

Breakfast and Snacks

Will be provided

Workshop Cost

$150 per person for members/staff of
    ASHRAE Hawaii $150 
           BOMA Hawaii
           Government Employees
           Hawaii Energy
           Hawaiian Electric Company
           IES Hawaii
           IFMA Hawaii 

$200 per person for the public

FREE for Full-time Facility Management students enrolled in UHWO’s four-year degree program
Please ask your FM Instructor for the discount code to enter)


For any questions, please contact Derrick Sonoda at


Deadline: April 14, 2017


Leslie Taniyama, CEM
IFMA – Hawaii Chapter

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