Tag: Operations and Maintenance
U.S. School Facilities Face $85 Billion Funding Gap Annually
New report reveals massive underinvestment in education facilities, identifies solutions to achieve healthier, more sustainable elementary and secondary schools.
Training On Building Systems O&M Expands FM’s View
In 2014, attending a Building Operator Certification program helped shift perspective for the associate director for engineering and utilities at the University of Montana.
NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: HealthPower From Square D by Schneider Electric
This program focuses on the electrical infrastructure of hospitals to improve safety, as well as operational efficiency.
New Benchmarking Research Shows how Economy, Sustainable Practices Impact Workplace Operations
The International Facility Management Association has released “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks, Research Report #32,” a study outlining the facility trends affecting workplaces throughout North America. Among the new report’s findings are that the average space per person has risen nearly 40 square feet since 2007 — likely due to recent corporate layoffs — and that companies are adjusting their thermostats higher or lower by an average of one degree Fahrenheit, compared to data from three years ago, in an effort to minimize energy use and cut costs.