Reducing a building’s energy expenditure through performance monitoring requires software that fully empowers facility managers, writes David Walsh, CEO of CIM Environmental Group.
A workplace policy that has increased gender diversity by nine percent in just three years has been awarded the top honour at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Victorian and Tasmanian Chapter 2014 Awards for Excellence.
The efforts of many members of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have been recognised at the 2014 Green Globe Awards – an event celebrating environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in New South Wales.
A global name in professional bolting technologies, Enerpac, has joined forces with Waltan Tools & Equipment to optimise services available to companies adopting and expanding their use of high-safety, high efficiency and non-impact torque wrench and other advanced hydraulic fastening technologies in South Australia.
Jane Bond, project development manager at SunPower, a global solar technology and energy services provider, shares top considerations for facility managers looking to make a solar investment.
When it comes to sustainably maintaining and operating the buildings of today – it’s a brave new world, explains Ben Churchill, CEO of Urbanise.com.
The annual Australian Institute of Non-destructive Testing (AINDT) Conference offers an opportunity for maintenance and quality assurance professionals to learn more about Non-destructive testing (NDT) and related technologies from leading AINDT members.
AANPM for Dummies is a how-to guide for an integrated approach to network and application performance management. It aims to help IT professionals understand how application-aware network performance management assists in delivering the best experience to end-users.
Melbourne will next week host the inaugural International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management – Asbestos Safety Conference 2014, featuring leading international and domestic experts in asbestos management, health, advocacy and governance.
This is the National Recycling Week (10-16 November) in Australia and it is an appropriate time for everyone to ponder over the impact (or the lack of it thereof) of recycling technological equipment.
Australia’s first national e-Conveyancing platform, PEXA, recently launched its full functionality offering in New South Wales. Now, property lawyers and conveyancers will be able to complete property transfers, including lodgement and financial settlement, online through the PEXA system.
Tork’s SmartOne toilet roll dispenser system not only helps reduce consumption and wastage but also improves security and ease of use.
In an attempt to lead the way to meet the city’s goal of zero net emissions by 2020, the City of Melbourne has established a group of large energy users, who are interested in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.
Australian Hardware solutions provider Kimberley has launched a new range of ‘smart skylight’ that operates and installs without the need of a light shaft, flexible tube or a large roof cavity – the iIllume skylight. It has been designed as a DIY system with easy internal and external installation on all roofs and ceilings types.
Transport, logistics and supply chain jobs growth continues to outperform the overall Australian market, according to the Labourforce Jobs Index.
Flowcrete Australia recently launched a new gloss-finish, fully aliphatic polyurethane screed topcoat designed for the Australasian flooring market – Flowfresh FCUV.
The increasing uptake of this building rating tool is proof of its usefulness, writes Jorge Chapa, Green Star executive director, Green Building Council of Australia.
Techs4Biz, a leading provider of software products for managing field activities, has recently launched Version 6.15 of Pervidi, a paperless inspection solution. The latest version includes the ability to view and annotate on drawings and references materials on mobile devices.
The dedicated team of industry specialists from Staples Safety Solutions can partner with you to help make your workplace safer. Stocking over 25,000 different safety supplies, including personal protective equipment, apparel, first aid and visual warning products, Staples Safety Solutions caters for every industry.
Air pollution from Europe’s largest industrial facilities cost society at least $86 billion, and possibly as much as over $276 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Surprisingly, half of these damage costs were caused by just one percent of the industrial plants.
The Global GreenTag Cleaning Product Standard has been recently recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for their Green Star Performance rating tool ‘Green Cleaning’ credit.
Eminent British Environmental Scientist Sir Robert Watson has won the Science and Innovation Award at the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth program.
The City of Sydney’s successful smart power usage program is setting an example for new applications of light to create sustainable and energy-efficient urban environments. The pan-city LED (light-emitting diode) lighting program seeks to significantly reduce carbon emissions and energy use.
171 Collins Street is the first premium building and the second-largest Victorian building to receive the 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2 certified rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Homes built from recycled waste could help Australia reduce its huge rubbish mountain. According to BusinessWaste.com.au, an Australian recycling and waste management company, Britain’s household and commercial waste contains enough raw materials to keep the trade in work for years to come.
The new BEG Luxomat PD11 occupancy sensor, with its super flat profile, is the latest addition to iAutomation’s sensor range.
Registrations are now open for the 2015 Total Facilities Expo, Australia’s largest industry gathering for facility and building professionals to be held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island from 25-26 March.
Lighting upgrades are one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to improve a building’s environmental performance while delivering cost savings to tenants, writes Beck Dawson, general manager of Corporate Sustainability, Investa Office.
Serious pest infestations can ruin stored food products, destroy buildings and harm a business’ reputation. But there are other serious costs and consequences that are often less obvious: the significant health risks associated with pest problems, writes the team at Flick Anticimex.
A recent Australian study has indicated that devoting resources to employee health can yield rewards for organisations by improving worker performance, engagement and retention.
New Livi Essentials offers a low maintenance hand towel system ideal for high traffic areas. Hygienic and convenient, the Flushable Multifold Towel is suitable for all environments such as offices, factories, restaurants, schools and public facilities.
Greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide, which are emitted in large quantities by agriculture, landfills, mines, refineries, power plants and factories, result in significant damage to the environment.
171 Collins Street is the first premium building and the second largest Victorian building to receive the 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2 certified rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Low-tier data centres have the potential to be more efficient: less redundancy means less equipment, less cost, less power. With this in mind, are they a strategic opportunity in today’s climate, asks TOM TOWNSEND, networks and data centre manager, Information and Technology Management (ITM), University of Canberra.
Tork Industrial Heavy-Duty Wiping Paper is one of the many Tork hygiene products Vili’s bakery uses at its manufacturing plant in Adelaide.
Rinnai has recently introduced condensing technology to its range of commercial hot water packages. In addition to all the existing benefits, there is even greater energy savings, compared to traditional water heating systems.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has announced that the greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) fell almost two percent between 2012 and 2013, moving the EU closer to its 2020 reduction target. Based on the EEA analysis, the EU is also on track to meet its target to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020.
The Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star rating saw a 43 percent increase in certifications in the last year, with 150 projects during 2014 compared to 105 in 2013. The increase is evident of the property and construction industry’s continuous shift towards sustainability.
Honeywell’s new hands-free wearable solution is designed to ensure efficiency, productivity and accuracy in distribution centre operations. The new wearable device is a hands-free, wrist-mounted version of the Dolphin 70e Black mobile device specifically designed for warehouse operations including picking, packing and shipping.
Facility Management is proud to present its Annual Software Guide for 2014, offering readers the most comprehensive overview of software products and suppliers in Australasia’s facilities management sector.
Across a vast campus, an integrated approach and a future vision for total facilities management make this West Australian university a leading light in facilities management for the education sector.
Reviewing your operational procedures against energy usage can reveal surprising results. Carmel Corcoran, general manager, SmartEnergy Services at eutility, takes us through the key elements of a good energy data management plan.
Consulting a fire protection specialist can help to ensure all hazards are identified, the most appropriate fire protection solution is installed, and not least, provide peace of mind.
Ross Bousie of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology details the global standard for building and home automation control.
For companies seeking new office premises, manufacturing plants or distribution centres, during the procurement process the ‘own versus lease’ debate usually arises. Rodney Timm addresses the eternal question.
Cleaning and janitorial staff are the unsung heroes of every building. When the regular occupants are gone, they move in to clean away all the grime and rubbish that collects as a part of life, leaving the place fresh and sparkling.
Designed in Australia, Clipsal by Schneider Electric’s innovative USB charger offers adaptability, efficiency and reliability in one convenient universal mechanism. Providing up to 1.2 amps, it is efficient in charging times with minimal stand-by energy consumption.