Facilities Managers live in a reactionary world. They chase fires all day and every day. Facility Managers recognize the value of the latest technology and realize the benefits of a smart building platform. These benefits enable cost avoidance, immediate access to information, informed decision-making and much more.Read More..
The Internet of Things’ (IoT) use in facilities management is not a new concept, and its impact on predictive maintenance is undisputed. The IoT is growing smarter, and Facilities Managers are using the IoT to understand maintenance needs, predictive failures before they occur, and much more. The scope of using the IoT and connected maintenance to reduce facilities spend […]Read More..
With commercial buildings responsible for most energy use in the U.S., more companies are turning to smart building platforms to gain control over their assets. However, deciding to invest in an enterprise smart building platform is not the same as selecting a standard platform. Facility Managers need to know what to expect from a high-quality […]Read More..
Commercial buildings consume 70 percent electricity in North America and contribute 40 percent to greenhouse gas emissions, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As the public has grown increasingly aware of the sustainability efforts of companies across the nation, more enterprises are looking for ways to improve sustainability and achieve energy cost reductions. Increasing visibility […]Read More..
The typical enterprise with a large distributed portfolio spends more than $500 million a year on energy costs, reports Forbes, and even more shockingly, enterprises collectively throw away more than $60 billion annually due to unnecessary energy costs. Unfortunately, another problem exists. There are not enough energy managers to go around. With more than 5 […]Read More..
Integrated facility services refer the connected platforms, resources, and services used to manage an individual location and multi-site portfolios for all aspects of facilities management. In a sense, everything needs integration, and integration is the cornerstone of successfully managing facilities spend. Facilities Managers need to understand the trends driving adoption of integrated facility services and why […]Read More..
Tracking the right facilities and energy management metrics is essential to managing energy costs and avoiding unnecessary expenses. Facility Managers should also understand the top metrics to track for each type of industry, including retail, restaurants, health care facilities and corporate real estate (CRE). While new technologies, including software-as-a-service and smart building solutions, have empowered […]Read More..
Energy management is evolving, and the energy management software market is expanding by 10 percent annually, reports Energy Manager Today. With significant growth in the industry, it can be challenging to keep track of the latest technologies and capabilities of effective energy management. To ensure Facility Managers’ organizations are on track, they should know the […]Read More..
The customer experience is everything to modern business. Retailers are working to improve customer experiences to turn retail environments into entertainment centers, and smart building technology spending is expected to exceed 17.4 billion by the end of 2019. Facility Managers need to understand the role of smart building solutions in improving customer experience. Implementing smart […]Read More..
From agile project management to the use of Six Sigma, effective facilities project management methodologies will reduce delays and achieve cost savings. Facilities Managers that understand the top project management methodologies of 2019 will streamline construction, rebrands and facility upgrades, as well as other activities, throughout the coming year. Yet, as many as 43 percent of […]Read More..