Smart devices and technology can help push HVAC energy savings to new heights. The opportunities for cost reductions through HVAC energy savings are significant. According to Ben Shepard of FacilitiesNet, energy savings through reduced waste saved one hospital more than $25,000 per year. It may seem like implementing hospital-like systems is impossible in commercial sectors, […]Read More..
A successful facilities maintenance strategy is built on a thorough understanding of maintenance needs and approaches. There are many different types of maintenance programs available, and Facilities Managers that take the time to understand their differences can ensure their organization deploys a cost-saving strategy, not a source of great frustration and expense.Read More..
As explained by the PR Newswire, summer heat costs more than $29 Billion in AC costs annually. However, the threats from summer heat have a more significant impact on outdoor workers. Spending too much time in heat can result in heat-related illnesses, like heat stroke or heat exhaustion, as well as dehydration. In a way, […]Read More..
The Internet of Things (IoT)is an inexhaustible resource in managing summer predictive maintenance. Summer has a way of putting facilities systems to the most extreme of tests, explains by Brianna Crandall of FM Link. Facilities Managers must ensure that have appropriate access to facility assets, maintain HVAC systems, Duluth increased agitation by consumers due to […]Read More..
Slips, trips, falls, sprains and strains are a significant risk for businesses, and the burden of preventing these issues rests on the shoulders of all team and Facilities Managers. According to FacilitiesNet, the average cost of these injuries rose $2 billion between 1998 and 2010 for businesses. Businesses spend more than $11 billion per year […]Read More..
From office space to restaurants, the importance of facilities management cannot be overstated. Facilities managers are responsible for overseeing the overall upkeep of your facility, and when it comes to maintenance, these facilities management trends show a renewed interest in keeping your facility in tip-top shape.Read More..
The days of regulated energy are numbered. Special rates and economic development are moving the industry in the path of deregulation, which is a significant opportunity for Facilities Managers, explains Rita Tatum of FacilitiesNet. Those seeking to do more with less need to know a few things about utility deregulation and its potential implications for capital planning […]Read More..
Business continuity planning is a fundamental concept and process for Facilities Managers, reports Buildings.com. It entails the plan for how a facility will respond and ensure continued productivity instead of natural or manmade disasters, as well as facility-specific disasters, like malfunctioning freezers and refrigeration cases for perishable food items. This is facility integrity, but as noted by FacilitiesNet, facility […]Read More..
Maintenance strategies have always been a topic of discussion for Facilities Managers. No matter what happens, the vast majority of facility managers live in a reactionary world – always chase fires. The endless barrage of reactive maintenance makes it almost impossible to focus on proactive maintenance strategies, including predictive and preventative maintenance strategies. Since reactive maintenance […]Read More..
Weather-related disruption sits on the top 10 list of major disruptions to business. Depending on the average number of customers visiting a location per day, the impact from weather-related disruptions can be severe. In cases of extreme weather, disruptions may last days, if not weeks, and Facilities Managers need to understand how predictive maintenance can aid in […]Read More..