The use of analytics is becoming more common in facilities management. According to Facility Executive, up to 60 percent of facilities management professionals predict the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics will affect their organizations within the next year, and as a result, 65 percent of facility managers have invested in advance building technologies. Unfortunately, […]Read More..
Facilities and energy managers alike often spend their time thinking about ways to save money and reduce spend on facilities and energy management. Although numerous technologies exist to monitor energy use, which can be used to change energy use behaviors, the best way to reduce spend is to stop unnecessary expenses. Preventing unnecessary costs from […]Read More..
This piece will touch on the importance of having the right data and using it correctly. It will give tips on data quality and how to ensure data is meaningful. To enable accurate capital planning and facilities management, Facilities Managers must rethink data standards and ensure they are capturing the right data. Today’s devices and […]Read More..
Has your organization considered benchmarking facilities maintenance costs, and if not, what is holding you back? To answer these questions, Facilities Managers need to understand the true value of benchmarking facilities maintenance costs. Unfortunately, benchmarking is often associated with extra “work” and “data headaches” for Facilities Managers. This is simply not true, and Facilities Managers need to […]Read More..
Although Facilities Managers have access to numerous resources to increase transparency and understand how facility assets function in relation to their building, other industry assets, enterprise-wide goals. Informed Facilities Managers understand why transparency-based metrics in energy management, as well as facilities management, will set the stage for improvements in labor productivity, cost reductions, and more.Read More..
Facilities managers under increasing pressure to do more with less and operate within tightening margins. Although capital planning will always be subject to pressure to cut spending as much as possible, it is important for facilities managers to think about how implementing a proactive commercial building maintenance program could enable the cost savings necessary to […]Read More..
Leveraging facilities management data is essential to transitioning to proactive maintenance. Unlike traditional, deferred maintenance styles, proactive maintenance utilizes facilities management data. This allows Facilities Managers to determine when maintenance needs may arise, and make repairs on facility assets before they malfunction. Since malfunctions have a higher cost than proactive maintenance, the use of facilities […]Read More..
Maintaining the status quo in maintenance in your facility is the easiest approach, but it is folly. Also known as reactive maintenance, traditional maintenance strategies focus on correcting problems. Modern maintenance programs, including preventative and predictive maintenance, are more efficient. Yet, even preventative maintenance has its limitations, explains Steve Wallis of Facility Executive. The best approach […]Read More..
Sustainability in energy management is everything in modern facilities management. Facilities Managers must consider the implications of sustainable energy practices, which serve to both reduce spend and improve customer experience. Understanding these relationships helps teams overcome the obstacles to sustainability and better planning in facilities management.Read More..
Facilities management has always had a reputation for being labor-intensive and challenging, but new technology is changing the face of facilities management. Through advanced systems, Facilities Managers can expand the energy management team and workforce to meet higher needs. Facilities Managers need to understand a few things about adding Digital teammates to the energy management […]Read More..