Increase in fuel prices and climate change due to global warming is causing a change in power consumption in the from Energy management and Green technology.
Utility bills, particularly electricity bills are reoccurring cost which if not monitored can lead to significant losses in businesses. Electrical power is a necessity in our modern society and no business would function efficiently without it, this is why it is important to ensure that this sector of the business is well monitored and controlled. In underdeveloped economies where epileptic power supply is common, self provision of power consumes over 30% of the daily cost of running the business and not only does this strain the business financially, it also contribute significantly to environmental pollution due to the emission of poisonous gases like oxides of nitrogen and sulfur.
Also, in developed economies where there is constant supply of electricity, many business owners end-up with huge electricity bills at the end of the month due to the use of inefficient equipment and leaving unused equipment plugged into the power supply which leads to a large waste of energy, this in turn leads to more power requirement which signifies an increase in the pollution released when producing electricity from conventional sources. These huge electrical bills can be greatly reduced by using energy saving equipment and ensuring that unused equipment are not plunged into the powers source.
In communities where electricity from the national grid is relatively expensive or not readily available like underdeveloped economies, but has plenty of wind and/or sunshine, investing in Green technology would benefit business owners. The start-up cost might be high, but overtime a significant amount of money would be saved from power bills which implies more profit for the business. Also, green technologies like renewable power supply are environment friendly meaning they have no negative effects on the environment.
Introduction. Simply stated, Facilities Management is the maintenance and operation of a company’s assets, mainly building, ground maintenance and related equipment. A firm hires a third party management specialist for this task so that they can focus on clients, production, distribution and other more technical aspects. Such an arrangement allows efficient functioning of the building, without taxing the owner firm of their time and energy.
Secrets to Successful Facilities Management. Like any other branch of management, the success of this depends on the basic ingredients like effective leadership, efficient team work and good working atmosphere. However, apart from the above necessary characteristics, there are certain additional features that need to be taken into account for success in this branch. Some of the secrets are discussed in subsequent paragraphs.
Clear Expectations and Responsibilities. All concerned parties should decide and document an unambiguous list of responsibilities and detailed timelines for completion of the same. This entails that no party can play the blame game later, thereby enforcing best performances from all.
Regular Monitoring and Open Communication. It is quintessential to have an open communication channel working at all times between the client, the user and the manager. This should be backed up by all party monitoring meetings held regularly.
Budget Control and Risk Management. Meticulous budget planning incorporating a productive risk management strategies ensure a perfect balance between economy, safety and efficiency.
Conclusion. While the above points do not comprise a comprehensive list of points for successful facilities management, they surely are the most important ones for consideration. In addition to these aspects, one has to take care of the basic tenets of leadership, team building, work-culture etc in order to get maximum success.
If you are trying to make a success of your business, then you have no doubt heard of the term Facilities Management and you have probably even gone on to do a bit of research about it and try to employ it into your business. Then you have probably also found that it is actually a lot more difficult that you would expect, but fear not, we are here to help.
Well there are actually a few secrets that a lot of people are not aware of, about just what it takes to make a success of facilities management in your business. Here we will talk to you about a lot of the ins and outs about facilities management and try to point you in the right direction for your business.