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Guaranteed sticky! Capture every HVAC service call with dynamic stickers

It’s all but guaranteed that every boiler, chiller, AHU (air handling unit) or pump is plastered with someone’s sticker. Most HVAC service contractors put some sort of sticker on the equipment that they maintain. You’ll probably find their branding and a phone number. On the rarest of occasion there might actually be some helpful information attached, like a written log … Continue reading

Best-in-Class Technology Enablers in Facilities Management

Superior building operations. That’s what it means to be Best In Class. Operating a better building goes well beyond accounting, other controls, reporting cost and revenue information. We’ve written extensively about what it takes to be BIC. Technology is one of the most important components because it’s the key enabler of so many things. Most … Continue reading

Best Practices: Collaborate Your Way to Excellence.

Landing on the moon. Summiting Mount Everest. Exploring the Poles or ocean depths. Winning championships or winning a great client. Great things happen when people work together. Collaboration is the key to many accomplishments. Michael Sampson defines collaboration as – “People working with other people towards a common outcome.” Business is fast shifting landscape. It’s … Continue reading

Quick start to improving building operational efficiency

Every dollar of operating cost saved, adds about $18 dollars to the capitalized value of your building. If your world is full of paper drawings, documents and work orders, there is enormous potential for improvement! Here is a quick start to implementing simple new systems which can improve your ability to work with your service … Continue reading

Future Building Management Systems (FBMS)

In a recent article entitled Future Building Management Systems author Jim Sinopoli PE described his vision for a building management system of the future. We think BuiltSpace is there today. Jim defined the requirements as The platform for the FBMS must be similar to that of smartphones and tablets. The base FBMS platform will have … Continue reading

Property based CRM

When your “customers” are the occupants of buildings, and your responsibilities include service requests, building operations and maintenance, service contractors, occupant comfort, energy, water and waste, your solution may be looking for a property-based CRM solution. BuiltSpace addresses the unique requirements of building-centric relationship management. It is an ideal CRM solution for portfolios of smaller … Continue reading

Buildings aren’t Smart. People are.

It is is people taking action that saves the energy. Building automation, energy management, security systems, maintenance management systems, and other building systems are good collectors of building data, but it is people that interpret and combine this information with other building knowledge, that put the “Smart” in Smart Buildings. The Institute for Building Efficiency, … Continue reading

Eliminate software to manage your buildings, Simpler, faster, better

If you are frustrated with redundant, missing, or inaccurate information about your buildings, you probably have too much software, and too many computers. Simplifying operations by integrating or eliminating data silos can reduce data entry, administration costs, software licensing, hardware costs, and help you get the information you need to make better decisions. I’m not … Continue reading

ROI on energy efficiency for small building portfolios

Of the 4.8 million commercial buildings in the US, 98 percent, by number, are small or medium size (under 100,000 square feet). Options for larger buildings include real time BAS or EMIS systems where the economics of energy efficiency can justify a larger investment. How do we address the building stock of small and medium … Continue reading

Rethinking Facility Management Software

New technology changes everything.   Traditional computer software for facility management has automated traditional paper processes, but has failed to produce significant cost efficiencies. Enter cloud technology. Enter QR codes. Enter Smartphone and tablet devices. Enter BuiltSpace. Cloud based software as a service offerings create opportunities for companies and people to work together in new … Continue reading

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