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Key Attributes for becoming Best-in-Class in Facilities Management

It’s only $29.74. That’s maybe the price of a decent bottle of wine, or a pair of cheap sunglasses. But this $29.74 is what separates being the best from being at the bottom. According to a 2010 Aberdeen Group study work order costs for a best in class operated facility was $4.18, whereas the laggards outlay … Continue reading

Importance of Metrics in FM Best Practices

How are you measuring up? Whether it is school report cards, performance plans and reviews at work, sports box scores, physical attributes (weight, height, 40 yard dash), we often create social norms or something like the bell curve around a lot of these metrics. Arguably many of these are not accurate or effective measures of … Continue reading

It is all about people taking action that saves the energy

In a recent white paper entitled, Intelligent Efficiency: Innovations Reshaping the Energy Efficiency Market, author Stephen Lacey described the findings of Johnson Controls, with respect to barriers to energy efficiency: Johnson Controls, one of the leading companies in the building controls and energy optimization space, releases a yearly survey of the global building efficiency market. … Continue reading

Would you pay more for a well maintained and documented building?

A vehicle with full maintenance records almost certainly will command a premium over the same vehicle without similar proof of maintenance. Does this hold true for buildings? There is evidence that “green buildings“, those with LEED or other building performance ratings, do see a premium in the market, presumably as they are seen to be … Continue reading

Scan. Fix. Save. Managing Assets and service histories using QR codes

Strategically placed QR codes permanently placed on equipment can simplify asset management, especially when operations and maintenance responsibility for assets are shared by facility staff and multiple service contractors. Weekly visual inspections by the building operator are recorded, using his Smartphone, by scanning the QR tag, which identifies the equipment, date, time and operator. Completing … Continue reading

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