Emrill launches energy driven model for FM
EDFM will reduce energy consumption, increase building lifecycle
Emrill has launched a new building and asset optimisation energy driven facilities management (EDFM) model which, according to the company, will reduce energy consumption, increase the lifecycle of a building and reduce service charges as well.
The first of its kind in the region, Emrill’s EDFM model combines maintenance and energy optimisation to integrate the exact requirements for enhancing a building’s performance over a period of time. As the building ages, the EDFM model is able to readjust the energy, maintenance and controls strategy to optimise the building through its lifecycle.
Simon Roopchand, general manager, Emrill Energy, said: “As Emrill focused on energy optimisation along with asset integrity, we dived into developing a deep understanding of controls that were required to optimise a building’s performance, clients’ requirements, drivers and comfort boundaries.”
“This pushed us to offer a bespoke predictive maintenance regime rather than the standard planned maintenance,” he said. “The model is designed to impact energy consumption, increase building life cycle through building and asset optimisation which will lead to increased property value and decreased service charges for property owners.”
The EDFM model not only increases the asset life cycle but also decreases the downtime of assets, with a positive impact on financials, thereby allowing Emrill to offer free technical services for over a year funded by the savings achieved on utilities of a 3-5 year contract.
Roopchand said: “The future of FM services in the region will be impacted when technical services requires an integrated approach to building maintenance considering energy optimisation, renewable technology and the switch from planned maintenance to condition and predictive maintenance, under one commercial and operating platform.”
Studies have shown that buildings can waste up to 40% of energy consumed, while the average utility consumption costs of a building are 2-4 times the cost of the FM services. As a result, the financial and environmental benefits of the EDFM model and its potential are immense. Additionally, the life of the assets increase, and replacement costs are reduced over the period of the building use.