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..
The building condition score reveals the value of the costs of repairing your facility assets, including the building, compared to the total replacement costs. In other words, the measure indicates the current level of repairs necessary in your facility and how they stack up against replacing assets. Depending on the severity of needed repairs and […]Read More..
Predictive maintenance will revolutionize vendor relations and extend asset health in profound ways. Predictive Maintenance performance testing refers to the use of automated systems and software suites to drive savings in facilities management. Facilities Managers that understand their primary costs, operating demands and patterns throughout their assets can successfully mitigate potential losses and increase the efficacy […]Read More..
Knowing your building condition score is an essential step for effective facilities management. The score provides a snapshot of the overall health and performance of your facilities and the expected total cost of ownership. In addition, it is a comparable term for the facility condition assessment or facility condition index. However, this score is commonly […]Read More..
How often do you think about facility asset visibility? The answer to this question can be tricky. Facilities Managers are responsible for overseeing all operations, but they may be unaware of the historical record surrounding each asset, including when it will or will not function or require maintenance. While a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) […]Read More..
All customer interactions with employees, stores and websites affect your brand image, notes Business Feed, and the importance of sustainability in energy management for businesses is expanding. Consumers actively look for companies with sustainable practices in place, and those that do not evolve will face the threat of lost consumers and sales. Facilities Managers need […]Read More..
Deferred maintenance on rooftop package units is among the top mistakes one can make as a facility manager. It opens the door to wide-ranging risk and costs thousands more than preventative maintenance, but its biggest impacts can stretch even further. In fact, take a look at some of the top impacts of deferred maintenance on rooftop package […]Read More..
More than half of U.S. commercial buildings were built before 1980, reports FacilitiesNet. Unfortunately, aging buildings are tantamount to higher energy costs, inefficient design and greater maintenance needs. Poor maintenance practices, such as deferred maintenance, might seem like the only way to handle the constant demand for repairs and maintenance. However, deferred maintenance is your […]Read More..
As explained by Kevin Brown via Facility Executive, preventive maintenance is a guaranteed way to save money, and the opposite holds true as well. Following a reactive maintenance strategy for maintenance of critical assets will lead to higher energy costs and decreased asset life. Unfortunately, the higher cost of energy-efficiency practices, approximately 6.5-percent more, can […]Read More..
As explained by Kevin Brown via Facility Executive, the typical costs of energy-efficient construction can be 6.5-percent higher than traditional construction. However, energy-efficient assets and systems are the new normal, and it may be impossible to use assets in commercial buildings that do not leverage energy-efficiency standards. Unfortunately, any improvement that does not actively save […]Read More..