Both sustainability and facilities management (FM) are substantial topics in their own right and have been covered in detail through a number of books and research projects over the past few years. This has been in recognition of the ...
Author: Sunil Shah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
sectors including offices, retail and manufacturing. It explainsthe facilities manager’s role in incorporating sustainabilityinto the whole life-cycle of a building – from initialbriefing to final disposal. The book takes a structured approach: • masterplanning and real estate (acquisitions anddisposals) • design • construction and commissioning • refurbishment, fit-out and project management • maintenance • operation • occupant satisfaction. Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager fills a the gapbetween the policy-level sustainability books and the detailedtechnical documents by focusing on the ‘what’ and‘how’ of planning and implementing sound environmentalmanagement practices in the context of FM operations. It covers policy and trends on global, European and UK levelsaffecting businesses; compliance requirements for organisations -including some sector-specific areas; and best practice, with goodand bad case studies showing the business benefits of incorporatingsustainable practice into day-to-day activities. The book is for: • facilities management professionals • public and private organisations owning properties • property companies • institutional investors • building services or supplier organisations and will help you deliver an improved operationally performingfacility. Sunil Shah – Technical Director and Head of Sustainability,Jacobs Sunil has over eight years consultancy experience within the builtenvironment, reviewing lifecycle environmental and social impactsfrom facilities. He has experience in a number of sectors,providing strategic consultancy support for clients includingGlaxoSmithKline, BP, BAA, HM Prison Service, Pfizer and London FireBrigade. Sunil has most recently been involved in supporting theinclusion of facilities management within the DTI’sSustainable Construction Strategy.
Figure 39.1 shows the various facets of sustainable FM. In Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager, Shah (2009) proposed 14 themes or categories that the FM can use in a briefing matrix to develop more sustainable FM practices ...
Author: Jane M. Wiggins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to the principle services of facilities management, revised and updated The updated third edition of Facilities Manager's Desk Reference is an invaluable resource covering all the principal facility management (FM) services. The author—a noted facilities management expert—provides the information needed to ensure compliance to current laws, to deliver opportunities to adopt new ways of using built environments, and to identify creative ways to reduce operational occupancy costs, while maintaining appropriate and productive working environment standards. The third edition is fully updated and written in an approachable and concise format. It is comprehensive in scope, the author covering both hard and soft facilities management issues. Since the first edition was published it has become a first point of reference for busy facilities managers, saving them time by providing access to the information needed to ensure the safe, effective and efficient running of any facilities function. This important book: Has been fully updated, reviewing the essential data covering the principal FM services Is highly practical, ideal for the busy FM practitioner Presents information on legal compliance issues, the development of strategic policies, tactical best practices, and much more Is a time-saving resource that brings together essential, useful, and practical FM information in one handy volume; Written for students and professional facilities managers, Facilities Manager's Desk Reference is designed as a practical resource that offers FMs assistance in finding solutions to the myriad demands of the job.
Addressing sustainability within and by the facilities and workplace management industry can involve a range of initiatives ... Strategies for Today by Fennimore (2013) and Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager by Shah (2007), ...
Author: Frans Melissen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This book discusses sustainability within the facility management industry. However, it is not another anthology of so-called best practices and the seemingly endless range of certification schemes. It is also not a (marketing) guide on how to communicate high-pitched sustainability ambitions to potential customers to increase (short-term) market share. Instead, this book is based on the realisation that most facility management businesses and departments actually find it hard to truly integrate sustainability into their strategies, tactics and day-to-day operations in a coherent way. It is also based on the reference point that sustainable development cannot be realised only through technological advancements and new procedures; it requires new behavioural patterns of people. Not only of your own employees, as a supplier or department, but also of those for whom you design, stage and manage optimal workplace experiences. Those patterns will not emerge from nowhere but need to be purposely created and cultivated, based on a thorough understanding of what people and organisations need, want and desire. Through reviewing specific barriers and opportunities related to practical situations and examples at all three levels of facility management – the operational, tactical and strategic level – and supported by the latest theoretical insights, this book provides students and practitioners with inspiration and suggestions for using sustainability as a guideline for improving workplace experience concepts and FM strategies, services and processes. Each chapter uses specific cases and examples as the starting point for reflecting on avenues to move from treating sustainability as an add-on to using it as a powerful concept to create optimal workplace experiences. In doing so, these reflections provide lecturers, students and current and future professionals with practical guidelines and pointers to take sustainability within the facility management industry to a much-needed next level.
It was stated that companies shall receive incentives for their ability to initiate savings through introduction of sustainable construction practices. 2.2 Facility Management and Sustainable Construction McCauley, et al.
Author: John Calautit
This volume presents innovative work on innovative methods, tools and practices aimed at supporting the transition of Asian and Middle Eastern cities and regions towards a more smart and sustainable dimension. The role of the built and urban environment are becoming more pronounced in Asia and Middle East as the regions continues to experience rapid increase in population and urbanisation, which have only led to an increase in environmental degradation but also rise in energy consumption and emissions. Individual chapters covers timely topics such as sustainable infrastructure, transportation, renewable energy, water and methods supporting an innovative and sustainable development of urban areas. Real-world examples are presented to highlight recent developments and advancements in design, construction and transportation infrastructures. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
Facilities management: Towards best practice (2nd ed.) ... Retrieved August 20, 2009, from http://www. bifm.org.uk/bifm/about/facilities Brown, Andrew; Hinks, John; & Sneddon, John. ... Sustainable practices for the facilities manager.
Author: Chris Laszlo
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group
The Business of Sustainability is a core resource for policy makers, members of the development community, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives, as well as business and economics students and their professors. It contains rich analysis of how sustainability is being factored into industries across the globe, with enlightening case studies of businesses serving as agents of change. Contributing authors provide a groundbreaking body of research-based knowledge. They explain that the concept of sustainability is being re-framed to be positive about business instead of being tied to the old notion of a trade-off between business and society (that is, if business wins, society and the environment must lose), and they explore how economic development can contribute to building our common future.
This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for corporate real estate, facility managers and occupiers struggling to reduce their ... OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST: Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager Shah 978 14051 35573 Delivering ...
Author: Sunil Shah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for corporate real estate, facility managers and occupiers struggling to reduce their building’s carbon footprint will help in the planning and management of a sustainable refurbishment programme. Facilities managers have a key role in improving and maintaining a building’s sustainability credentials over its whole life – through benchmarking and developing improvement strategies, energy efficiency measures and installation of low carbon technologies, as well as through waste minimisation and appropriate material use. The first part of the book gives the context, providing the structure and linkage between the other chapters, together with an overview on sustainable development and refurbishment projects separately and the value gained from a sustainable refurbishment. Part 2 details the regulatory and financial drivers, together with market pressures, and provides an overview of where this is leading together with the implications for sustainable refurbishment. Part 3 provides technical support on carbon measures, helping to determine the feasibility of good practices as part of the refurbishment. Included is a review of energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technologies and embodied carbon to enable lifecycle carbon calculations, together with the necessary behavioural change aspects needed to embed the changes. Linkages and benefits between the technologies will be highlighted. Part 4 reviews refurbishment from a wider environmental perspective, understanding the challenges and opportunities that exist for particular developments from a materials, water, biodiversity and transport perspective. Throughout the book, checklists are provided on typical activities and good practice that should be performed. These are expanded through relevant case studies and examples to show-case previous good practices and lessons learnt. The book is structured to allow a matrix approach, with Parts 3 and 4 providing the technical information necessary to deliver a sustainable refurbishment; with sector relevance and best practice with case studies throughout the book.
Hodges, C. P. 'A Facility Manager's Approach to Sustainability'. ... Innovativeness of Facility Management Organizations'. Facilities. 2005. Vol. 23, No. 3/4, pp. 103–18. ... Shah, S. Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager.
Author: Danny Then Shiem-Shin
The importance of facilities management to the effective operation of all businesses is now widely accepted. Where there continues to be debate is on what constitutes a successful approach, and how much attention it should be given within an overall business plan. Drawing on both research and current practice, this book provides a systematic, innovative, and business-focused approach to the management of facilities assets. The reader will discover why and how to use facility assets to achieve business goals and strategies by aligning them as a resource. Striking a balance between management and technical aspects, the book covers: the basics of facilities asset management and the key elements of a systematic management approach the key supporting capabilities for facilities management as a business function a framework for considering strategic alignment of facilities assets and associated services with business needs the role of life-cycle asset management and its contribution to business resource management. The message of this book and the benefits it can bring to businesses everywhere make it essential reading for executives as well as facilities managers. Its detailed explanations of all of the key concepts involved, and lists of recommended further reading also make it an excellent resource for those new to the industry, and for students of property or facilities management.
Staff welfare facilities are another aspect of operational services that fall within the province of the facility manager. Staff welfare includes providing catering and sport facilities within or outside the premises.
Author: Craig Langston
Sustainability is a key issue and its impact on the construction industry, as one of the major users of the Earth's resources, is starting to take hold. This book deals with sustainability as it affects the construction industry, looking at the techniques and issues which designers, engineers, planners and construction managers will have to deal with in their day-to-day activities. It covers methods of analysis such as environmental impact assessment and cost-benefit analysis as well as topics on design and energy regulation and conservation. The book is an important introduction to the subject for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. Given the importance and novelty of the subject, professionals in the construction industry will also find the book valuable.
Kwawu, W. and Elmualim, A. (2011) 'Sustainability in facilities management: A review of drivers and policy issues', in Egbu, C. and Lou, ... Shah, S. (2007) Sustainable practice for the facilities manager, Blackwell, Oxford 21.
Author: Alison Cotgrave
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, this book can be used as a core text or across several modules. The book begins with planning issues, after which each chapter charts the different stages of the construction process through to refurbishment of existing buildings. This textbook is aimed at undergraduate Built Environment and Construction students or pre-degree HND/FD students in Architectural Technology and Architecture, Building Surveying, General Practice Surveying, Urban Planning, Property Management, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Facilities Management and general programmes focussed on the environment. It will also be of interest to professionals working for construction and property companies as there are so few resources that give a complete overview of sustainability in construction.