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CA school district proves big savings is just an electricity audit away

CA school district proves big savings is just an electricity audit away

If you’ve ever wondered what you could gain from assessing your electricity consumption, this might be the story that pushes you to act. A CA-based school district called Escalon Unified did just that and is now celebrating a district-wide energy program that is set to save “$15.3 million in energy savings over the program lifetime, 1,628 metric tons of CO2 emission offset in the program’s first year (the equivalent to removing 349 cars from the road), and an 85% reduction…

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The Difference Between Property Management and Facility Management

The Difference Between Property Management and Facility Management

The more we delve into the FM world, the more we realize the intricacies and nuance inherent in the industry. This week I took a closer look at Property Management and Facility Management. Of course, there are many perspectives on what defines each role, but one logical differentiation that stood out to me was that Property Managers oversee buildings that are an asset to its owner and generate revenue while Facility Managers oversee buildings that don’t directly generate revenue. From…

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Behind the Music: Blockchain

Behind the Music: Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ or ‘bitcoin’ floating around as one of the next big “emerging” technologies, so I thought it’d be a great topic for today. (I put emerging in quotes because after a bit of research, I discovered that blockchain has actually been around since 2009!) Blockchain is in fact the structure on which bitcoin, a form of cryptocurrency, is built upon and enables the creation, authentication, sequencing, time-stamping, replication, and completion of a bitcoin transaction….

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FMJ’s Take on the Future of Facility Management

FMJ’s Take on the Future of Facility Management

FMJ Magazine is a publication that IFMA (International Facility Management Association) produces on a bi-monthly basis that covers all relevant topics in the FM world, from architecture to technology. I thought this article in their November/December issue might be helpful to both newbies in the Facility Management space and established FMs curious about what the future may hold for them in the industry. Check out Facility Management: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?