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How IoT is Reshaping Facility Management

Building management is no easy task. This white paper by akenza uncovers how IoT solutions address facility management challenges.

Facility management (FM) coordinates a range of disciplines that support the safety, sustainability, and functionality of infrastructure, buildings, and real estate. The broad scope of FM activities makes it a complex endeavor. As people spend 87% of their time in buildings, effective facility management is crucial. Fortunately, modern buildings can integrate more connected devices and older buildings can be retrofitted at lower costs. IoT solutions are transforming how facility managers handle resources, access data, improve processes, and automate service requests. 

In this white paper, we take a look at the challenges faced by facility managers and how IoT can address them.

Sustainability: Buildings consume an estimated 17.5% of global energy, yet most of this energy is wasted, leading to a substantial environmental footprint. Managers need to implement energy-saving measures for greener buildings. 

Access to data: A lack of building data provides no insight into critical infrastructure information such as air quality or building overcrowding and underutilization. Most companies spend money on cleaning, heating, and cooling rooms that are not fully occupied. 

Facility maintenance: Maintenance costs account for 10 to 25% of total operating costs, with more than half this cost in labor. Inefficiencies result in lost time and money. When managing multiple facilities, managers must be equipped to respond promptly to service requests. 

Flexible work and evolving workplace: Due to COVID-19, the average employee now spends 24% less time in the office. This shift has driven 87% of large companies to adopt a hybrid workplace model, creating challenges in workspace organization and occupancy monitoring. 

This white paper also includes a case study featuring the Swiss company soobr. They offer a smart cleaning solution that plans cleaning tours based on building occupancy and real usage. The soobr cockpit uses IoT data and artificial intelligence to dynamically plan and execute the cleaning tasks efficiently. 

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Akenza AG
Akenza AG
Akenza is the self-service IoT platform, allowing you to build great IoT products and services with value. It connects, controls, and manages IoT devices, all in one place.
Akenza is the self-service IoT platform, allowing you to build great IoT products and services with value. It connects, controls, and manages IoT devices, all in one place.