Renewable Energy Opportunities for Real Estate Investment Trusts

Introduction Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are known to be profitable investments due to their stability and steady income streams. However, with the rise in energy costs, REITs have started exploring new opportunities to reduce their energy expenses and increase their sustainability. In this article, we will explore how renewable energy can be a great…

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Rodents – a guide for facilities managers

What you need to know Rodents, primarily rats, are the most common pest problem our Facilities Management clients are dealing with. The Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus), Roof Rat (Rattus rattus), and occasionally the house mouse are the main offenders in Australia. A rat infestation, regardless of the species that has moved in a little too…

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Seven Global Megatrends Impacting Our Future

Megatrends are trajectories of change with the potential to have a significant and transformative influence. They typically develop over years or decades. In 2012, CSIRO published the Our Future World study, which included its groundbreaking list of global megatrends. While these megatrends have influenced Australian organisations’ long-term strategy and policy goals over the past ten…

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Improve Your Building Data Strategy

Access, ownership, and hidden costs. In this article we identify a few points that your building data strategy should address right now. When installing or working on a jigsaw piece, a strong building data strategy should include some forward planning and help put measures in place to guarantee that it is connected, functioning, and ready…

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HVAC Upkeep: A tried-and-true strategy for modern problems

There are some fresh HVAC recommendations to deal with airborne COVID-19 and the climate catastrophe. However, since so much is beyond our control, keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance is our greatest opportunity to be ready. Over the past two years, we have received inquiries from a number of clients and business stakeholders seeking direction…

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Australia Top Performer in Global Resilience Ratings

According to an FM Global study analysing the economic, supply chain, and climatic risks of 130 countries, Australia is a robust choice for firms trying to grow into new markets. Australia is ranked 20th in terms of climate risk quality, indicating that it is more capable of addressing climate-related risk than many other countries. The…

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How to Use Building Analytics to Gain a Competitive Advantage

According to David Walsh, there are four methods to use building analytics to lower operational costs, extend the life of equipment, and guide capital upgrade decisions. The built environment in Australia is speeding progressively towards net zero goals. All significant buildings, offices, shopping centres, airports, and public attractions in Australia are increasing their focus on…

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Importance of an effective signage maintenance plan

Due to the ever-increasing complexity of modern buildings as well as the higher demands being made by tenants, landlords, and regulatory authorities, facilities and building management have become increasingly challenging over the past couple of decades. It should therefore come as no surprise that the signage for the building is often neglected or not even…

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7 Skills every facilities manager should have

The job of a Facilities Manager used to be much simpler. They were in charge of the company’s physical amenities, as well as its safety, security, and compliance. It was straightforward and functional. However, their role has changed in recent years. There are countless demands on a facilities manager’s time and attention. In this article,…

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The Changing Landscape of Urban Development and Investment

As our population continues to grow, the redevelopment of our cities is becoming more important than ever. As a result, this growing trend presents a great opportunity for investors to capitalise on. Over half of the current population lives in urban areas, with this number set to increase by 1.5 times by 2045. While urban…

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