Each type of facility brings its own particular challenges, and demands specific skill sets to manage. Residential facilities pose a greater emphasis on the management to have effective relationship and communication skills.
Residential facilities cover a range of property types and construction, from high rise inner city towers, to low rise complexes in the outer suburbs. Each facility has its own unique challenges, issues and opportunities.
With the increase in development of higher density residential buildings, facility management has an important role to play to ensure the facility and its assets are managed and the value of the facility is maintained and continues to grow.
Facility Management 1 understand the framework of residential facilities and their assets, we understand that residential facilities differ in a number of ways from commercials, offices and other facilities:
Halo Apartments is a 160 lot multi-use facility in St Kilda, Melbourne. In 2014, in partnership with the Owners Corporation Committee, Facility Management 1 undertook an energy audit in order to determine:
Through this process, FM1 established strategies to reduce energy consumption in regard to lighting without comprising safety or aesthetics. In working with the OC committee, FM1 replaced all common area 35W dichroic globes with 7w LEDs across the whole building. The comparison between dichroic and LEDS showed that making this change would reduce overall expenditure on electricity by $1,858.00 per annum with a payback period of 130days. Through the changes made to lighting to Owners Corporation also reduced their Carbon footprint by 53,189.00 Co2 per annum.