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  • Quick Service & National Restaurant Facility Management Trends for 2019

    Quick Service & National Restaurant Facility Management Trends for 2019

    Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and national restaurants face uncertainty in an age when consumers can order anything online. New delivery service apps, such as Grub Hub and Favor, have made...

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  • How to Move from Deferred Maintenance to Preventive & Predictive Maintenance

    How to Move from Deferred Maintenance to Preventive & Predictive Maintenance

    The right preventive and predictive maintenance strategy can have a significant impact on your organization’s bottom line. Deferred maintenance is associated with the dramatic rise in repair...

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  • The Negative Impacts of Reactive Maintenance & Facilities Management

    The Negative Impacts of Reactive Maintenance & Facilities Management

    Reactive maintenance is defined as maintenance activities that are in response to a problem, such as a malfunctioning HVAC unit. The nature of reactive maintenance means that the asset must...

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  • Tips to Simplifying Facilities Management With Analytics

    Tips to Simplifying Facilities Management With Analytics

    Analytics are an innovation, a driver of change, and an accelerant in simplifying facilities management. While they use advanced algorithms and cloud-computing capabilities, their insights lessen...

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  • Energy Management Data as a Critical Asset: Energy Managers View Data & Analytics as Vital for Effective Facility Asset Management

    Energy Management Data as a Critical Asset: Energy Managers View Data & Analytics as Vital for Effective Facility Asset Management

    Today’s Facility Managers have an endless list of responsibilities while the trend is for their companies to actively cut facilities management budgets in an effort to reduce costs. Unfortunately,...

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  • The Difference Between Energy Management Systems (EMS) & Building Management Systems (BMS)

    The Difference Between Energy Management Systems (EMS) & Building Management Systems (BMS)

    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...

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  • How to Conduct a Building Condition Score

    How to Conduct a Building Condition Score

    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...

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  • How Predictive Maintenance Performance Testing Enhances Vendor Relationships and Asset Health

    How Predictive Maintenance Performance Testing Enhances Vendor Relationships and Asset Health

    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...

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  • What Is a Building Condition Score & Why Do You Need One?

    What Is a Building Condition Score & Why Do You Need One?

    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...

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  • Facility Asset Visibility: Extend the Value of Your CMMS While Leveraging R&M & Energy Data

    Facility Asset Visibility: Extend the Value of Your CMMS While Leveraging R&M & Energy Data

    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...

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  • Sustainability in Energy Management: Good for the Planet, Your Bottom Line & Brand

    Sustainability in Energy Management: Good for the Planet, Your Bottom Line & Brand

    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....

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  • The Impact of Deferred Maintenance on Rooftop Package Units

    The Impact of Deferred Maintenance on Rooftop Package Units

    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...

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  • Deferred Maintenance Horrors & the Negative Impact on Brand

    Deferred Maintenance Horrors & the Negative Impact on Brand

    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...

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  • Repairs and Maintenance on Critical Assets: Using Historical Data as a “To-Do” List

    Repairs and Maintenance on Critical Assets: Using Historical Data as a “To-Do” List

    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...

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  • The Value of Using Historical Repair Data & Unit Efficiency Data for Better Capital Decisions

    The Value of Using Historical Repair Data & Unit Efficiency Data for Better Capital Decisions

    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...

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  • Getting Granular With Facility Management Data: How Can I Affect Change That Improves My Bottom Line?

    Getting Granular With Facility Management Data: How Can I Affect Change That Improves My Bottom Line?

    Figuring out the best way to apply facility management data can be trying at best, and facilities managers are trying to accomplish this feat with renewed resolve. However, interest in the use of...

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  • What Is Smart Maintenance and How Facility Managers Can Benefit?

    What Is Smart Maintenance and How Facility Managers Can Benefit?

    As few as 12 percent of commercial buildings use predictive maintenance, notes Nicole Kraweke of ACHR News. The reason behind this trend is the high cost of predictive maintenance, with systems...

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  • What Does Proactive Facilities Management Look Like?

    What Does Proactive Facilities Management Look Like?

    The implementation of a proactive facilities management program gives Facilities Managers an opportunity to recoup costs and avoid unnecessary expenses. As explained by Buildings.com, proactive...

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  • What Is Data-Driven, Strategic Energy Management & How Does It The Boost Bottomline While Improving Customer Experience (& Much More)

    What Is Data-Driven, Strategic Energy Management & How Does It The Boost Bottomline While Improving Customer Experience (& Much More)

    The creation and implementation of the data-driven, strategic energy management program is one of the most significant ways Facility Managers can improve profitability and reduce inefficiencies....

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  • Actionable Data: The Facility World’s Most Valuable Resource

    Actionable Data: The Facility World’s Most Valuable Resource

    Facility management budget cuts threaten to undermine the success of your organization. Reactive facility management, limited visibility to a distributed portfolio and lackluster maintenance...

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