Facilities management

Albert Park Preschool achieves carbon neutral dream

Melbourne’s Albert Park Preschool has become the first early childhood service to achieve carbon neutral certification from the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy.

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The comfort factor, myths and myth busters

FROM THE TREASURE CHEST (2013) Comfort is a complex issue and very personal. I see that every day. Very highly paid workers surround me and you can be rest assured that, being a thermostat, I am blamed every day by a select few for not looking after their comfort needs.

Behaviour rises up the ranks of efficiency trends

Behaviour rises up the ranks of efficiency trends

Human nature and behaviour patterns are increasingly coming to the fore in managing energy efficiency for commercial buildings in particular. Now Johnson Controls has released a report showing it’s a rising trend.

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The trends changing the face of facilities management

Smart cities, changing workplace design, new international standards, sustainability and improved waste management are changing the face of the facilities management sector, and how facility managers do their job.

Green strata, learning from the big guns

Sustainability lessons from some of Australia’s leading commercial property investment trusts are being applied to the strata sector in order to drive environmental, social and financial outcomes.

New FM business to challenge existing models

According to a former chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia and his partners in a new business there is plenty of steam left in the outsourcing business and…