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How to Save Money by Planning Your Periodic Facility Maintenance
There are many things you can do to save money at your facility. While there are a few more well known ways, like strategic sourcing and going green, there are other, lesser-known strategies that can save you just as much if not even more mula. Here’s how you can save money in the long term by planning your periodic facility maintenance.
5 Ways to Focus on the Cause of Facility Maintenance Issues
If you don’t have a maintenance and repair (M&R) program at your facility, chances are you’re spending a lot of money on reactionary measures. This reactive, as opposed to proactive approach to facility maintenance, means a lot of money is lost to emergency maintenance. According to Facilities Net, the cost of emergency breakdowns annually is in the billions. How can your organization avoid this? By focusing on the cause of facility maintenance issues, not the symptoms. This type of approach will allow you to nip any potential problems in the bud instead of waiting until it’s too late to address them. Here are some ways you can shift to this type of mindset and start saving money today.
3 Ways to Turn Your Facility into a More Productive Work Environment
Are you still using multiple vendors to maintain your facility? Using a single vendor versus multiple vendors for your facility managed services is an often debated aspect of the industry. But the truth is, consolidating services as opposed to carrying three or four extra suppliers can help streamline operational efficiency and save you money.
Top Marks for Sustainability: 5 Universities in the LEED
What’s the big deal with LEED certification? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), serves as “the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings.” According to the U.S. Green Building Council’s website: Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
5 Facility Management Budget Planning Tips
There’s a lot to be said for planning ahead when it comes to stretching your facility maintenance budget. In fact, it’s recommended that you start devising a budget for any given year at least 10 months in advance. That way, you can anticipate maintenance operations costs ahead of time. Here are five facility maintenance budget planning tips that you should start implementing today!
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