I came across an interesting article recently on Facility Executive regarding what’s in store for the facility managers of the future and, in particular, how the emergence of mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming the industry. I highly recommend you check it out if you have the time.
As we all know, one of the most critical responsibilities a facility manager has is to make sure the facility and its tenants are safe. Both mobility and IoT can play a key part in achieving this goal as new solutions are available that can do things that used to fall within the realm of science-fiction. Here are a few examples:
- Being able to immediately alert your staff and building tenants of emergencies using text messages
- Having the ability to quickly and accurately collect information for reports and investigations using photo capture, signature capture, GPS or time stamps
- Tracking your historical compliance trends via analytics platforms to identify under-performing areas, allowing you to take quick corrective actions
Capabilities like these all flow together to help ensure a secure facility and tenant safety. Of course, acquiring these technologies will also impact your budget.
One area where you can look for cost savings to help fund new initiatives elsewhere is the restroom, particularly if your restrooms are using paper towels. Our savings calculator can help show just how much your building can save if you make the switch from paper towels to energy-efficient hand dryers. Making this one decision can help minimize existing expenses so that you can invest more in other areas where advances like mobility and IoT can improve your facility.
If you do decide to install energy-efficient hand dryers, I recommend you take a close look at World Dryer’s VERDEdri™. Our all-in-one solution answers every need – from energy efficiency to ADA compliance – and it is perfect for facilities where cost savings and convenience matter. It also offers global universal voltage to accommodate any restroom environment while only using 950 watts of power.
Finding ways to do more with less is nothing new for facility managers. When it comes to finding room in your budget for the new technologies that will improve your facility and the well-being of its occupants, taking a close look at ways to minimize ongoing expenses is an important step. At World Dryer, we are pleased that our solutions, like VERDEdri, will help you achieve those goals.