Improving energy efficiency is a common objective of manufacturers, with many joining the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Plants program. As a voluntary partnership initiative to promote energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities, the scheme’s partners commit to long-term energy efficiency goals – typically 25 per cent savings over a span of ten years.
In homes, small businesses, and large industrial settings, plumbing systems and drains need cleaning. In many of these settings drain cleaning consists of pouring chemicals down the pipes every few years. In other places and businesses, drain cleaning is a much more substantial job.
Almost 20 years after the phrase big data was coined, manufacturers have come to realize that the secret to getting the most out of big data isn’t quantity, but quality. By ensuring that the data collected and the analytics performed align closely with the company’s objectives, businesses can improve their operations and remain competitive.
As healthcare facilities strive to maintain, improve and protect the health and safety of its patients, visitors and staff, a great deal of pressure rests on the environmental services teams’ shoulders. While these individuals do not provide direct patient care, they are responsible for such critical tasks as fighting infection-causing pathogens, using proper cleaning chemicals, and ensuring overall facility safety.
Whether for airport expansion, stadium construction, or mixed-use property development, on big construction projects the noise from heavy equipment can disturb neighborhood homes and businesses for years – only to be replaced by increased air, vehicular and visitor traffic once it is completed.
While the obvious use may be in areas such as loading docks, commercial doors serve a variety of purposes in both healthcare and education settings, including sports facilities, security checkpoints and areas that cannot risk exposure to cross-contaminants.
Instead of reacting to maintenance issues for systems like HVAC, Compressed Air, Chilled Water, Boilers, and more, many facilities are now introducing Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) to create a more proactive approach that keeps their buildings and equipment operating like new, minimizing maintenance costs and maximizing energy savings, and ensures the occupants are comfortable.
Like so much else in today’s world, advances in data gathering and business intelligence software offer significant opportunities to improve the public washroom guest experience. Smart Restroom solutions built on a foundation of sensor-based data collection and analytics software is vaulting the public washroom experience from the Dark Ages to the 21st Century – and the change is as dramatic and welcome to guests and facility managers around the world.
The cocktail party effect is our impressive ability to focus our attention on one voice in a busy, noise-filled room. By filtering out a range of other stimuli, partygoers have no problems tuning into a single conversation and ignoring every other noise. Vibration analysis systems are capable of the same thing.
In a perfect world, your facility would be able to tell you about emergencies brewing behind the walls. Unfortunately, most of these mishaps go undetected until it’s potentially too late, causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage in the process. In addition to the financial toll, repairs can take days, even weeks, of valuable time. However, by utilizing the latest technology, early detection is possible.