Today’s facility management platforms are vast and capable of handling every detail of building management. However, not all systems can communicate with one another, and even fewer help Facilities Managers with pin-point guidance on how to avoid unnecessary costs. Meanwhile, systems that do bridge the divide can be useful, but in today’s world, that could […]Read More..
Modern facilities management technology has the potential to revolutionize standard procedures and processes. Facilities Managers can do much more with less and reduce reliance on nonrenewable energy resources while acting as a role model for new, upcoming businesses. However, successful facilities management technology implementation depends on the examples set and decisions made by a leadership team. In […]Read More..
Actionable data is the greatest resource on earth. It provides a way to measure, validate and predict the needs of countless operations and assets. In facilities management, actionable data can help with energy planning and reduce the reliance on energy providers. However, the direct benefits of energy cost avoidance, such as understanding what causes increased […]Read More..
Company-wide energy retrofitting lowers energy costs and helps companies with capital planning. Focusing on energy alone through devices and products is leaving money on the table. Also, businesses exist to provide a service or product to their consumers, and energy retrofitting could be low on the to-do list. As a result, they are at risk […]Read More..
Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and national restaurants face uncertainty in an age when consumers can order anything online. New delivery service apps, such as Grub Hub and Favor, have made getting consumers in restaurants more difficult than ever, and the slightest mishap in the facility could leave consumers with a bad taste in their mouths. […]Read More..
The right preventive and predictive maintenance strategy can have a significant impact on your organization’s bottom line. Deferred maintenance is associated with the dramatic rise in repair costs, equal to the squared total cost of the original repair. To avoid these unnecessary expenses, Facilities Managers need to take an aggressive approach to switch from deferred […]Read More..
Reactive maintenance is defined as maintenance activities that are in response to a problem, such as a malfunctioning HVAC unit. The nature of reactive maintenance means that the asset must physically break down or fail to trigger work orders and responses. Unfortunately, a reactive maintenance approach leads to severe consequences for building occupants and capital […]Read More..
Analytics are an innovation, a driver of change, and an accelerant in simplifying facilities management. While they use advanced algorithms and cloud-computing capabilities, their insights lessen delays for Facilities Managers, improve accountability and viability, and enhance facilities management project outcomes. In fact, a Forrester Research survey, reports Service Channel, found only 12 percent of data and organization is […]Read More..
Today’s Facility Managers have an endless list of responsibilities while the trend is for their companies to actively cut facilities management budgets in an effort to reduce costs. Unfortunately, this may lead to the deterioration of assets and potentially higher repair costs down the road, but understanding the value and application of energy management data […]Read More..
Both energy management systems (EMS) and building management systems (BMS) empower facilities managers with information regarding asset condition and energy use. Although the combination is a go-to solution for modern facilities management, the systems are often mistaken for one another. However, an energy management platform is significantly different from building management systems. Facilities Managers that […]Read More..