Facility managers are quite literally responsible for the whole edifice upon which businesses and organizations thrive. They need to manage physical assets along with people and everything that keeps infrastructure profitable, sustainable, and well-run, across large and/or multiple buildings.
Safe and energy-optimized workspaces have always been primary goals of facility management, however the recent pandemic and energy crisis have intensified these pressures. Meanwhile, ESG reporting has now become a necessity, requiring accountability and transparency. Successful ESG strategies lie not only in great insight into how labor issues and social responsibility intersect with managing profitable organizations, but also – most crucially today – in having the right technology to reflect that understanding. Targeting multiple pain areas of facility management at once requires the use of sophisticated systems.
At Yodiwo, we believe in Smart Facility Management Systems that do more with less, centralizing all operations in a user-friendly virtual environment where users gain end-to-end visibility of everything going on in their buildings, both on a micro- and macro-level. This is how we came up with YodiFem – a multi-modular platform where facility managers can view the digital twins of their building and simultaneously perform:
- Smart energy management
- Smart equipment maintenance with anomaly detection and fault prediction
- Smart management of indoor conditions, including air quality, lighting, sound and occupancy
- Smart space management for desks, offices, meeting rooms and parking spots
- Smart task and incident management
Within months of using YodiFEM our clients have experienced more than:
1. 25% Reduction in Energy Consumption
by digitizing all devices and systems related to energy use. Data from any type of energy meter or sensor can be collected, processed, analyzed, and correlated real-time. Today, technologically advanced solutions like BMS and EMS have transformed energy auditing – especially when IoT enabled – allowing users to centrally store and view information from extensive HVAC, mechanical and electronic systems. However, a BMS supported by a smart facility management platform is proven to skyrocket energy saving. Beyond monitoring and controlling energy usage, cutting-edge smart facility management tools can present data in an actionable way, diagnose system faults, send notifications, and dynamically change system settings to optimize energy consumption. Moreover, energy costs are significantly reduced thanks to automated energy use and cost predictions from smart analytics on room occupancy.
2. 30% Reduction in Maintenance Costs of Main Building Systems
Smart energy monitoring and reporting based on advanced analytics reveal underperforming systems and devices to suggest solutions, while central management of big data allows for sophisticated insights into how faults in a single system could be affecting buildings operations overall. General maintenance therefore becomes smarter, efficient, and cost-effective. Users can set customized rules for abnormal operational levels and the system automatically notifies them when anomalies are spotted, or when they are bound to occur thanks to drill down analysis of energy consumption. Combined with smart task management, predictive maintenance is further assisted, and data-based scheduling of routine system updates is enabled.
3. 25% Reduction in CO2 Emissions
A company’s carbon footprint has significant impact on its shares. Determining which aspects of a buildings are emitting the most CO2 can be tricky, especially in the case of large infrastructure. Achieving net zero status is a matter of streamlining multiple operations from preventive maintenance to energy efficiency. Having the tools of a multi-modular platform on a common real time virtual environment performing intelligent air quality monitoring, lighting control and electricity consumption analytics and statistics, along with smart task management and desk booking, offers a holistic approach. CO2 is therefore significantly reduced, whether that is by cutting down electricity consumption, eliminating crammed meeting rooms, reducing maintenance or optimizing the use of heating systems.
4. 45% Increase in Employee Satisfaction
At the end of the day, this is how all efforts of facility management are concretely felt. Wellbeing, health and productivity in the workspace are the concerted efforts of many strategies including those of energy optimization, operational tasks, environmental conditions monitoring, but also – especially in the post-Covid-19 era – flexible workstyles. Incorporating smart desk booking with all the aforementioned smart systems, allows facility managers to utilize big data for dynamic meeting room, office, and parking space bookings. Integration with any IT, HR and governmental platform enables sick employee tracing to eliminate the spread of infectious disease and implementing lasting flexible work-from-home schemes. Hot desking and park space reservations are made easy for employees through an app, and data on behavioral patterns is stored in the system. Environmental conditions in underutilized areas can then be tracked, optimizing light and sound levels, and eliminating stressors. The result: happier, more engaged employees enjoying a bespoke workspace experience!
Want to learn about how a smart facility management platform can help you optimize your building space down to the last inch, save energy and costs to up its value, all while attracting and keeping best professionals?
Begin your building’s digital transformation journey today by booking a 30-minute free consultation call with our experts in Facility Management Systems!