The facility management sector event was held for the fourth time on 25.07.2019. The theme was the interaction between energy and building operation. Nearly 140 representatives of the industry were inspired by exciting lectures at the Stadtwerke München.

The Lounge and Junior Lounge Managers in Bavaria introduced the day: Sebastian Hölzlein, Wolfgang Inderwies, Tim Bremstahler, Michael Stadelmann, Sebastian Tappert, Walter von Koskull, Ferdinand Karnoll and Philipp Ochel. The highlight was the keynote speech of Prof. Klaus Heying with his consideration of energy and facility management: Energy Prophet, People, Process & Places as well as Money, Money, Money was just a few key words that enriched his presentation.

The Stadtwerke München (SWM) old gas meter workshop served as a platform for GEFMA-TAG Bayern 2019: an architecturally impressive industrial building in the north of Munich. With this venue, it was to be expected that the Stadtwerke as hosts would produce excellent contributions around the energy issue. For example, Andreas Herrscher, Head of Project Development at SWM, presented the vision of the Smart M district of Stadtwerke as a contribution to Munich as Smart City. The lecture "District cooling for efficient building cooling and air conditioning" by Dr.-Ing. Patrick Krystallas (Rohrsparten SWM Infrastructure) served as a "mental" cooling off on what was the hottest day of the year at the time.

The energy area was comprehensively illuminated in talks ranging from the energy efficiency programme of Siemens RE (Rainer Kohns, Siemens Real Estate), the legal obstacles faced by energy projects (Dr. Maximilian Elspas, BEITEN BURKHARDT), through to the commissioning management and the handover to users (Matthias Domke, Alpha IC), Thomas Hausch, Managing Director of SONO Motors, introduced the goSono app and the new Sion as a solution. The electric vehicle, which additionally charges its battery with the energy of the sun, was admired by the participants live on site.

The new technologies in facility and energy management, which Thomas Zimmermann, Regional Manager South at ENGIE, presented in his presentation: the NavVis trolley (indoor mobile mapping system & 3D scanner), indoor drones for inspection of manholes and channels or sensors for measuring the room climate. Further impulse presentations focusing on energy and FM were provided by Elena Harumi Stark (student at the University of Wuppertal and winner of the #EEHack), Uwe Klatt (Disruptive Technologies); Bernhard Rindt (egrid applications and consulting); Rüdiger Graf (SPIE); and Jürgen Maaß (Apleona ).

After 13 top-class lectures, it was finally time for a joint networking with lively discussions, which formed a successful conclusion of the day's event.