Demand for efficient energy and smart building management continues to grow. According to MarketWatch, the smart building solutions market will grow at 29.69% CAGR, achieving a value of $33.7 billion by 2023. Partially responsible for the remarkable growth, demand for a smart building solutions provider partnership helps companies derive more value from such systems. All […]Read More..
Air pollution remains a critical concern for millions, and according to The Guardian, a recent review of air quality in buildings and its impact on health revealed significant correlations between deteriorating quality and poor mental health. In fact, the adverse effects of poor air quality are associated with an increase in indoor air pollution. Unfortunately, […]Read More..
Many challenges in preventive maintenance leave Facilities Managers to assume preventive work will always be outside of the budget. Reality dictates preventive maintenance is the only way to gain real control over maintenance spend. Meanwhile, new laws require pre-set facility inspections for critical equipment, including elevators, facades, boilers, safety equipment, and even appliances, notes FM […]Read More..
The world of facilities management has evolved to include a host of new technologies and capabilities. Facility managers have access to vast treasure troves of data, and after processing through advanced analytics, actionable data gives rise to a new type of manager, the Energy Manager. Unfortunately, the nomenclature can be confusing, and for existing Facility […]Read More..
C-Suite executives have plenty of responsibilities, and as their titles imply, employees within their respective companies turn to the C-Suite for approval and support of new initiatives. The introduction and implementation of smart building systems, including an energy management system (EMS), can achieve dual goals for both Facility Managers and the C-Suite. Unfortunately, challenges may […]Read More..
The state of facilities management has changed dramatically. The ongoing technological evolution of smart devices and systems has led to a single outcome—the Smart Building Revolution. The idea of a smart building is simple. The environment and its controls respond and adjust to the occupants’ needs, explains WESCO. New applications and an army of sensors […]Read More..
The path to reducing facility maintenance and operations costs involves much more than just applying CMMS and using technology. It includes a possible redesign of facilities, changes in space utilization, eliminating vacancy runtime, and more. Facilities managers under pressure to lower costs should take these additional steps to lower costs after creating a preventive maintenance […]Read More..
The right tools and steps enable success in energy management system implementation. As explained by the U.S. Department of Energy: Better Buildings Solution Center, a practical implementation must draw on best practices from around the globe. As more companies turn to energy management system implementation to derive higher value and reduce costs, Facility Managers have […]Read More..
The use of integrated facilities management offers an opportunity for Facilities Managers to bring balance to their operations and lower facilities spend. As technology evolves, modern platforms, including smart building solutions, replace legacy platforms and open the door to new savings, and in fact, the rise of mobile devices in facilities management represents one such […]Read More..
Preventive maintenance was once considered a practice for companies with more available resources and ample time to handle extras. As time progressed, demands on facilities have risen. The average age of commercial buildings in the U.S. is 32 years old, and after years of neglect, maintenance costs have skyrocketed, notes FacilitiesNet. The time for reactive […]Read More..