The internet of things (IoT) is tough to avoid, especially now that its web is expanding into our work lives. This expansion is generating a ton of useful data that adept facility managers can harness to better track everything from expenses to maintenance. This infographic from Schneider Electric provides some insights into how facility managers […]
Category: Sustainability/Business Continuity
When we think of lost or wasted time, we tend to think about employees not giving 100% at work, when in reality other factors have a much larger impact on the overall productivity at a given facility. Instead, imagine the chain reaction that follows from a misplaced work order. As one or more facility technicians […]
In its latest research report that examines the state of the global facilities management market, Technavio, a technology research and advisory firm is forecasting market growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 12% in the coming years.
The facilities management market is rapidly growing across all sectors, and sometimes, it can be difficult to keep track of how the market is segmented. This holds particularly true when you look at the variances in market segments around the world. It’s good to have a grasp of the global marketplace, especially if your organization […]
Each year the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) teams up with Informa to put on the largest green building conference in the world, with the goal of fostering a broader interest in sustainable built environments. This year, they landed in Chicago, where thousands of attendees gathered to be inspired, and learn about the developments […]
Whether you’re building a new facility for the ground up, or overhauling an existing property, it doesn’t hurt to consider incorporating sustainable strategies and materials into the project at the design phase. Too often, the trickier issue is seeking out appropriate guidance about how best to meet sustainability goals and while maintaining your facility, your […]
While there is no way to accurately predict what the facilities management landscape will look like in the future, we can take a squint in the rear view mirror and get a sense of where we might be heading. Looking back can give you, as a facility manager, a good sense of where the industry […]
On November 1, 2018, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the winners of its 2018 Leadership Awards. Each year, the USGBC, an organization dedicated to creating a sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy conscious design and construction, recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients of the […]
Are you procrastinating on assessing the risk of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at your facility? Don’t hold off until a regulator (or worse, legal action) forces your hand! A “wait and see” approach could result in potential damages to your brand and investor relations.
Over the past few decades sustainability has become more than a buzzword. More and more, clients and employees are looking to a business’s impact on the environment and in the community before deciding where to spend their money or where to work. One way to drive sustainability is to implement the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, […]