Facilities Managers face a budget crisis. The energy portion of the facilities management budget is shrinking year after year, and the average costs of energy, maintenance, and facility amenities are steadily increasing. Instead of trying to endure shrinking budgets, Facilities Managers should take steps now to evaluate and set a practical, workable energy and facilities […]Read More..
Facilities management is evolving. The days of merely controlling facility assets with a manual thermostat or panel on a wall are over. As explained by Energy Manager Today, this evolution from manual to automation is driven by the notion of thermal comfort for building occupants, and it extends across commercial and private facilities. As people […]Read More..
Energy management purchase decisions are at the heart of every facility and energy management program. According to Buildings.com, today’s level of energy consumption comes with both challenges and advantages, and failure to recognize these factors may lead to lost profitability and higher costs. At the same time, protecting against the risks and enhancing the likelihood […]Read More..
Keeping costs down is the hallmark of all good facilities management teams, and using predictive maintenance in facilities management can help achieve this goal. Unlike deferred maintenance, predictive maintenance in facilities management maximizes value by identifying opportunities, reducing risks, and proactively addressing maintenance concerns, explains Rebecca Kim of Buildings.com.Read More..
Blockchain is all the buzz these days and the technology has been widely discussed in recent months, especially as the value of bitcoin has risen, plunged and risen again. Blockchain technology is still in infancy, and companies across the globe are looking at it with intrigue for its potential value, but also with some skepticism […]Read More..
Failure to integrate facilities management systems is a common problem for organizations today who manage large distributed facilities. As the types of systems and their capabilities have grown, many organizations have implemented dozens of systems to serve a given purpose. These systems are generating countless terabytes of data that, without integration, have facilities managers struggling […]Read More..
Digital transformation is nothing new, and companies across the globe are looking toward digital technology to gain new insights and improve profitability. In facilities management, the idea of digital energy management or digitized facilities management holds equally promising potential. Unfortunately, digital energy management may be seen as overwhelming and approached with some level of trepidation […]Read More..
Smart facilities management and integrated systems are among the top buzzwords in facilities management circles. Powered by a host of new technologies, including the Internet of Things, big data analytics, cloud-based systems, and advanced computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Facilities Managers have an opportunity to do more with less and realize the value in areas […]Read More..
Energy management and cost avoidance are two of the most effective ways Facilities Managers can unlock hidden value in their operations. While facilities management remains one of the most often slashed budgeting line items for companies, improved accountability and application of technology can reveal significant facilities energy savings potential. As explained by Health Facilities Magazine, […]Read More..
Any vendor work order management program will come with challenges, but the challenges of traditional, paper-based work order management processes are extensive, reports Service Channel. However, conventional systems are laden with risk, poor visibility, and higher costs. Facilities Managers need to understand the top challenges in traditional work order management and use them to build […]Read More..