Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a “limited understanding” of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK. In light of these troubling results (pun 100% intended), let’s take a deeper look into how facility managers can tackle these rising
Whether you are a seasoned facility manager or brand new to the FM world, it’s likely that you have encountered the terms SCADA and EMS before. This is especially true if you are working in the heavy industry or manufacturing sector. For those of you unfamiliar with EMS (also known as automatic Monitoring and Targeting or aM&T) software, check out this article that offers a basic introduction to each building
. Robot journalists, cars that drive themselves, fridges that alert you when your milk is going bad…welcome to the future, powered by the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, and it is transforming how we live, work and play. Businesses will be the biggest adopters of IoT, followed by governments and consumers. The IoT is changing how buildings are managed and automatised (the
As your company’s facilities manager (FM), you certainly have a packed schedule. You’re responsible for office building maintenance, security, health and safety, to create the best working environment for your company’s employees, while improving efficiency, productivity and reducing costs. Even for the most organised FM, this is a lot to take on, and mastering productivity tools will give you and your company an edge. Depending on the size of your
Brexit has come as a shock to the UK and the world. UK’s decision to leave the EU is shaking up markets and will have wide-ranging impacts across all industries. Speculations have been flying about how the UK’s carbon commitments might be affected. In the midst of this post-Brexit uncertainty, and less than one week after the referendum, the UK Government announced its approval of the fifth carbon budget.