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Why Facility Managers Should Invest in HVAC Engineers and Technicians

By Paul Salvaggio | Published August 16th, 2017
Why Facility Managers Should Invest in HVAC Engineers and Technicians In an effort to lower operational expenses and create environmentally friendly systems, more and more facility managers are investing in smart building technology’s potential.  Such an investment strategy will likely pay off since HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of a facility’s primary energy consumption. Potential Impact Wasted energy can cost between $1,000 and […]

How to Pinpoint the Benefits and Security Risks of Intelligent Medical Devices

By SPK Blogging Team | Published August 11th, 2017

Traditional medical devices are quickly going the way of the ear horn for one simple reason: They don’t do much more than display data. Some have short-term storage capabilities. None, however, capture data over time for long-term analytics or storage. Intelligent medical devices (IMDs), on the other hand, come natively equipped for data gathering, transmission and analytics, as well as cloud connectivity.

A Facility Manager’s Guide to Maintaining, Retrofitting and Replacing RTUs

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published July 24th, 2017
A Facility Manager’s Guide to Maintaining, Retrofitting and Replacing RTUs As a facility manager, you’re likely aware the Department of Energy’s energy standards for rooftop units begin in 2018 and increase in 2023. But did you also know wasted energy can cost between $1,000 and $3,700 per unit if your facility’s RTU inventory (commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, and warm-air furnaces ) includes units that […]

School Maintenance Managers Struggle to Eliminate a Four-Letter Word this Summer … Mold!

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published July 7th, 2017
School Maintenance Manager Case for PM School maintenance managers won’t be taking much time off this summer as many struggle to keep up with swelling maintenance backlogs. How bad is it? According to a 2016 State of Facilities report, there are growing deferred maintenance backlogs in all types of schools across the United States and there’s no end in sight. Although […]

How to Future Proof Your Facility Management Career

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published June 27th, 2017
How to Future Proof Your Facility Management Career Someday your facility’s cooling tower may be queued up to follow an automatic preventive maintenance program and actually self-clean in an effort to boost efficiencies and decrease unplanned repair costs. Cool, right? Well, there’s a growing concern within many industries that “automation” is synonymous with “job loss.” According to a recent McKinsey & Co. analysis […]

Goodway’s Ray Field and CDC’s Nancy Messonnier, MD on How Your Facility can Best Prevent Legionella Outbreaks

By Goodway Blogging Team | Published June 16th, 2017
Goodway’s Ray Field and CDC’s Nancy Messonnier, MD on How Your Facility can Best Prevent Legionella Outbreaks It’s likely that most facility managers in New York City have already heard the news this week about a police officer infected with Legionnaire Disease (LD). A poorly maintained water supply system at his police station was the likely source for a widespread disease that’s seen a quadrupling of reported cases in the last 15 […]