As the world of facilities management becomes more computerized and uses digital-driven processes, Facilities Managers around the globe will begin to look seriously at how a state-of-the-art energy management system (EMS) can improve profit margins. However, and effective plan for reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency in your facility must begin with a comprehensive facilities […]Read More..
Making the decision to work with a top-of-the-line facilities management services provider can help your company reduce facilities management costs. But, how do you know what sets the good providers apart from the back, and what type of data should you get? Knowing the answer to this question, reiterated by a recent QSI Facilities survey, will […]Read More..
Retail energy management is evolving. The days of handling problems as they arose will result in higher costs to an organization, and guests expect lower prices than ever. If your company is unable to provide a quality experience at a reasonable price, your guests will go online to Amazon and shop. However, retailers have an […]Read More..
Improving facilities efficiency rests on the cusp of knowing what systems and assets require energy and how those systems impact profit margins. Improving efficiency will naturally lead to better profit margins, but Facilities Managers may be overlooking a critical area of cost savings, the money lost when full deployment is lacking.Read More..
Proactive maintenance is a complex, yet simple way of approaching maintenance without worrying about what is about to break. Up to 45 percent of mainstream manufacturers and businesses use preventative maintenance programs, but that number is expected to continue climbing, reports Machinery Lubrication. The road from traditional, reactive maintenance to proactive maintenance is paved with […]Read More..
The Internet was an extraordinary breakthrough, and using the Internet of things (IoT) allows Facilities Managers to get far more done with less. Advancements in the IoT and connected energy management are increasing, and software providers further refining analytics capabilities and the ability to gather and collect information in real-time. Facilities Managers have a unique […]Read More..
Facility management technology is continually evolving. New technologies have been developed to meet the changing demands of its users; modern facility management technology enables traditional, reactive operations to move to a proactive state, explains David Lewek of Facility Executive. In maintenance and standard operations, facility management technology enables proactive operations in the following ways:Read More..
Understanding the various factors affecting energy management in retail can be complicated. HVAC system run-time, energy use for lighting systems, inventory tracking, and fulfilling e-commerce orders make the process even more complicated. Unfortunately, customers will leave retailers in a heartbeat when something goes wrong within the store itself. That is the reality of the modern […]Read More..
Understanding the use of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks is essential and modern facilities management. For maintaining power substations to sub- load metering, custom SCADA networks improve facilities automation, including monitoring and control, reports of Electricity Today Magazine. Custom SCADA networks reflect the single pane of glass methodology and facilities management, and when […]Read More..
It’s been seven months since the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, and while Puerto Rico’s continues to struggle with its electrical grid, recent developments have led to the complete, island-wide blackout of the American territory, reports The Week. Politics and federal funding outside, the tragedy in Puerto Rico reminds Facilities Managers of the importance of maintaining […]Read More..