Category Archives: Engineering

Facilities management leaders, listen up: Why sustainability matters to FM

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As the “circular economy” concept takes hold, facility managers are increasingly called to incorporate sustainability measures as part of the facilities management (FM) delivery. Below, JLL’s Maureen Ehrenberg discusses why sustainability matters to the FM profession. For more on this topic, check out Maureen’s column in the July/August issue of FMJ magazine.

It’s no secret that economic development and environmental degradation have historically gone hand-in-hand. The good news? In response to the “take, make, dispose” approach of the past, a new “circular” economy is emerging, rooted in the “cradle-to-cradle” concept of regenerative, restorative design that minimizes environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle.

FM sustainabilitySustainability has also rapidly risen up the corporate agenda in recent years – providing facility managers with an important opportunity to demonstrate leadership, inform and advise the business  and create value to the business and the community in this space.

In many ways, FM professionals are at the forefront of this charge to achieve long-term sustainability in the built environment. Today’s facility managers – regardless of whether they work in industrial complexes, traditional office spaces, or even healthcare facilities – have more tools than ever before to deliver sustainable building operations and reduce the environmental impact of their facilities and their respective supply chain.… Read More

Using Data to Maximize Building Efficiency

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Interested in learning more about using data and analytics as part of your smart building strategy? Join us for an upcoming  webcast on Friday, November 6 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here. 

smart_building1Do you know how your buildings are performing right now? Most owners and operators don’t. In fact, most don’t know how they have performed in the past, or how they… Read More

Building Condition Assessments Move Beyond Due Diligence

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Joseph Andronaco
ProSite Building Assesments

In the early 1990s, the building condition assessment came into favor as part of the due diligence process.  Essentially, professional engineers and architects performed in-depth building inspections to support property transfers.

Over the past few years, the building condition assessment has grown into a powerful  tool for commercial building owners to make their existing assets greener and more… Read More