27 March, 2011
Day two at National Facility Management and Technology Expo (NFMT) Conference features the Solutions Exchange. It’s composed of many tables representing different discussion topics. Each discussion lasts for about 20 minutes. Once the time is up at one table, participants move to a new table and discussion topic.
Infor sponsored the topic “Energy Reduction at Your Facility.” The discussion centered on how organizations can address the single biggest cost element when managing their assets. The attendees learned about best practices to incorporate energy use into their asset and maintenance management strategy and how to reduce their energy spending. Many attendees went away with insight into how to change their operations.
After the Solutions Exchange, I moved on to NFMT’s educational courses. These sessions are always informative, and the speakers have different perspectives on managing and maintaining facilities. The session about optimizing power reliability had three points that stood out:
- Understand the importance of regular maintenance and testing.
- Learn about equipment life extension solutions through modifications and upgrades.
- Understand effectiveness of equipment communications and monitoring.
By having a better picture of your facility’s power quality, you can extend the lifecycle of your assets and have fewer power issues. Also, you can go back to the power company and show faults that were due to issues on its end.
We saw a huge turnout for both vendors and attendees during the expo hours. Such great attendance proves that companies are willing to invest in improving their facilities to be more efficient. Infor’s booth is located in the “green-tech” area, which is dedicated to solutions that improve sustainability initiatives and leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED).
Stop by and visit if you’re in Baltimore! And look out for my video blog for the last day of NFMT.
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Posted by Johnny Bofilios, Director, Global Asset Sustainability, Infor