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Pooled Energy saves facility managers with pools electricity and money

Posted July 10, 2017 in Shared Articles

Pooled Energy saves facility managers with pools electricity and money | FM Magazine

Almost 1.4 million Australians have a pool in their backyard and many facilities boast the luxury too, however a typical pool uses up to 40 percent of total electricity costs every year.

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The year of the data

Posted January 5, 2017 in Shared Articles

The year of the data | FM Magazine

“But there’s also an opportunity to consolidate data and build a holistic picture – painting a broad picture of a facility and then moving into specifics to demonstrate things like the efficiency rating of the building and the correlation of the health of people working there.

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Vertical farms and factories a running theme in the eVolo 2017 Skyscraper Competition

Posted April 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Skyscraper farms and factories could be the future as population grows

The future of city living may be hitched to high-density developments – but if so, they don’t have to be bland, minimalist concrete blocks jutting into the sky or crumbling Judge Dredd-style dystopian megatowers.

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Is a charge on plastic bags the solution to our plastic pollution problem?

Posted February 27, 2017 in Shared Articles

Is a charge on plastic bags the solution to our plastic pollution problem? | FM Magazine

Australians use an estimated five billion single-use plastic bags (supb’s) per year. This sounds like a lot but this represents only about 20,000 tonnes of plastic or 0.04 percent of the waste generated in Australia per year. If all of these plastic bags go to landfill they represent just 0.1 percent of waste to landfill.

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Geelong hospital implements world-class ‘room service’ food system

Posted September 22, 2016 in Shared Articles

Geelong hospital implements world-class ‘room service’ food system | FM Magazine

Geelong’s new Epworth Hospital has dramatically redesigned how hospitals supply meals to patients, taking on a personalised, world-class approach. Hospitality services manager Alan Kurrle led the implementation of the system, which allows patients to order at any time between 7am-9pm and caters to dietary restrictions.

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Finding the right digital visitor management solution

Posted August 19, 2016 in Shared Articles

Finding the right digital visitor management solution | FM Magazine

To keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, leading organisations are implementing digital strategies, processes and solutions to remain relevant and deliver the best solutions for the workplace. Organisations today need to look beyond the implementation of digital solutions to achieve greater productivity and utilise digital solutions as a means to manage practices, such as Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), to ensure proper compliance processes are being met.

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World FM Day – The advantages and disadvantages of technology

Posted July 14, 2016 in Shared Articles

World FM Day – The advantages and disadvantages of technology | FM Magazine

Is technology an enabler or disabler for the facility management industry? That was the question investigated by A&O Facility Management director Geoff Parnell on Wednesday as part of the International Facility Management Association’s virtual conferences for World FM Day, which took place on July 13.

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Operational analytics lower energy costs and maintenance

Posted July 7, 2016 in Shared Articles

Operational analytics lower energy costs and maintenance | FM Magazine

Monitoring 5000 sites around the world, Danfoss, which specialises in producing refrigeration monitoring equipment, compressors and controllers for grocery stores, required a solution that would help its customers view their operations at a presentation level, create reports on alarms and performance, and reduce energy costs.

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Honeywell to acquire US-based technology company

Posted July 5, 2016 in Shared Articles

Honeywell to acquire US-based technology company | FM Magazine

Honeywell has agreed to acquire supply chain and warehousing automation technology company, Intelligrated, for US$1.5 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of third quarter 2016, after which Intelligrated will become part of the Honeywell sensing and productivity solutions division, which sits under the automated and control solutions business.

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