Industry News

How your water usage can impact sustainability credentials

As Total Facilities water sponsor, Billi knows a few things about sustainability. The company specialises in instant filtered water systems and was front and centre at Total Facilities 2018 delivering its message about the importance of reducing our green footprint through water sustainability. Post the event, we caught up with Billi’s marketing manager, Adrian Cugnetto.

Making the green switch

CitySwitch is a growing partnership that supports commercial tenants to improve office energy, waste efficiency, and make a positive impact on climate change. Currently, 831 tenancies have signed up covering an impressive 23.6 million sqm. Annie Reid chats to Danielle King, Greater Metro Program Manager – CitySwitch, about what makes it tick.

The rise of biometrics and how they’re changing the face of security as we know it

May 21, 2018 Technology

Decades ago, science fiction writers and filmmakers dreamed that biometrics would become an integral part of security: now that dream is becoming a reality. Biometrics (a Greek phrase meaning “body measurements”) left the realm of science fiction years ago. Today, they represent an important aspect of physical security. However, this type of technology continues to evolve. Learn how Australian organisations are leveraging the latest developments in biometrics to keep the public safe and secure.

Green with envy at the office

May 14, 2018 Workplace

Research shows that incorporating nature into workplace design has a significant impact on employees’ happiness, wellbeing and productivity. But these global office spaces take it to the next level, with green designs of the highest order each crafted to provide wellbeing and the most serene – and spectacular – working environments for staff. Here are five of the best:

Facilities management – the strength of diversity

May 7, 2018 Workplace

Kate Langan is CoreNet Global’s Board of Directors Chair. CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate executives, with more than 10,000 members in 50 countries. In part 2 of our interviews into diversity in the FM industry, we sit down with Langan to learn how the association harnesses the strength of diversity.

Making waste management fun and functional

Last week Method Recycling launched their new heavy duty connector at Total Facilities, showcasing how Kiwi ingenuity is changing the way Aussie offices approach their waste management.

Day 2 – Final day at Total Facilities

Chat bots, drone technology, energy innovations – just some of the smarter solutions shaping the future of the FM industry. And now that the doors have closed on the final day of 2018, it’s official, Australia’s single most important event for FM professionals has enjoyed its biggest event in Total Facilities history. 

Day 1 – Today at Total Facilities

The doors have now officially opened for Total Facilities 2018 and Day 1 has seen our biggest opening day in Total Facilities history. And just as real-time technology is helping the FM industry to adapt to changes in their physical environments, we’re bringing you an instant download of all the activity onsite to ensure you don’t miss any of the action from the buzz of the show floor.

Australia’s best public bathroom named for 2018

Merrylands RSL Club, Sydney sets the bathroom bar high! Clubs all around the country take note – Merrylands RSL’s new 5-star quality luxury bathrooms have just been named Australia’s Best Bathroom 2018. 

Making the switch for more efficient and sustainable workplaces

CitySwitch is a growing partnership that supports commercial tenants to improve office energy, waste efficiency, and make a positive impact on climate change. Currently, 831 tenancies have signed up covering an impressive 23.6 million sqm. Annie Reid chats to Danielle King, Greater Metro Program Manager – CitySwitch, about what makes it tick.