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BOCH CONSULTING, LLC

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & TECHNOLOGIES




FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Facility management (FM) involves the effective and efficient management of an organization's physical assets and infrastructure to ensure they contribute to the overall success of the business. The goal of facility management is to provide a safe, productive, and comfortable environment for employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Key aspects of facility management include:

Space Management: Optimizing the use of available space to meet organizational needs. This involves planning and allocating space for various functions, departments, and individuals.

Maintenance and Repairs: Ensuring that the physical infrastructure, including buildings, equipment, and systems, is well-maintained and operational. Preventive maintenance and timely repairs are crucial to minimize downtime and extend the life of assets.

Health and Safety: Implementing measures to ensure the safety and well-being of occupants. This includes compliance with health and safety regulations, emergency preparedness, and creating a secure environment.

Security: Protecting the facility, its occupants, and assets from unauthorized access, theft, vandalism, or other security threats. This involves the deployment of security systems, personnel, and protocols.

Environmental Sustainability: Implementing eco-friendly practices to reduce the environmental impact of the facility. This may include energy efficiency measures, waste reduction, and adopting sustainable building practices.

Technology Integration: Leveraging technology for improved facility management. This can include the use of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), building automation systems (BAS), and other technologies to streamline operations.

Cost Management: Budgeting and controlling costs associated with facility operations, maintenance, and improvements. This involves optimizing resource allocation and identifying cost-saving opportunities.

Supplier and Vendor Management: Working with external suppliers and vendors for services such as cleaning, landscaping, and maintenance. Managing contracts, ensuring service quality, and negotiating favorable terms are key components.

Workplace Services: Providing support services for employees, such as cafeteria management, office supplies, and workspace design to enhance productivity and employee satisfaction.

 

Effective facility management requires collaboration across various departments, including operations, human resources, finance, and IT. FM professionals play a crucial role in creating and maintaining a conducive and efficient workplace that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives.

Vision 2020: Moving Building Technology to the Era of Zero-Energy Buildings

https://buildingdata.energygov/cbrd/resource/1935#sthash.6iuXYIhJ.dpuf  October 2014 

Energy-Efficient Buildings

Energy efficiency has become a central part of corporate and government strategies to reduce carbon emissions and manage assets in a more strategic manner. The global market for energy-efficient buildings is thus supported by country- and region-wide legislation and initiatives. Governments worldwide are introducing policies aimed at promoting energy efficiency through incentives, prescriptive measures, building codes, and other means. Coupled with rising energy prices, these policies are driving governments and organizations to adopt new technologies to monitor and control energy use in buildings.


Source: https://www.navigantresearch.com/research/energy-efficient-buildings-global-outlook

Energy Independent Building

Energy self-efficient buildings combine energy efficiency and energy in-place generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through renewable resources over a specified time period. Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal that is gaining momentum across geographic regions and markets. Private commercial property owners have a growing interest in developing zero-energy buildings to meet their corporate goals, and in response to regulatory mandates, federal government agencies and many state and local governments are beginning to move toward zero-energy building targets. The NIBS Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings report will be available in the summer of 2015.

 

More onhttp://energy.gov/eere/buildings/zero-energy-buildings

HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRACTICAL GUIDE 

by EXPERTISE LLC of SEATTLE, WA 

 

Download it here:  http://www.expertise.com/green  

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More on these websites: 
https://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid/smart_home.html

https://www.smartgrid.gov/the_smart_grid/smart_home.html

https://www.navigantresearch.com/research/building-energy-management-systems

http://www.smartbuildingsinstitute.org/ 

To learn more visit these website: https://www.expertise.com/green.

Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Data:

http://energy.gov/public-services/commercial-buildings

Energy Efficiency

To learn how to improve Windows' efficiency, Conserve Water, Refresh Heating&Cooling Units, have energy efficient lightings, and home appliances