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May Newsletter: Exploring the Challenges of Aging Buildings and Introducing the Intellis Webinar Series

May Newsletter: Exploring the Challenges of Aging Buildings and Introducing the Intellis Webinar Series

Welcome to our May newsletter, where we delve into the trends and insights shaping the facility management world today. In this month's newsletter, you will:

  • Discover the latest trends and insights impacting facility management and how to address the challenges of aging buildings.
  • Learn about key solutions, including prioritizing maintenance, energy efficiency measures, partnerships, and education.
  • Find out about the Intellis Webinar Series to stay updated and participate in the inaugural session on managing aging buildings.

Recently, at the Opal Campus Facilities Summit, FM leaders voiced their concerns about the deteriorating state of campus buildings. In addition, they emphasized the difficulties of effectively managing this critical issue, raising awareness of the challenges that lie ahead.

Aging buildings present a myriad of challenges, encompassing safety, functionality, and energy efficiency. To ensure these facilities' longevity and sustainability, we must address the factors that impact their overall performance.

Let's explore the key challenges faced when dealing with aging buildings:

Limited Funding: Insufficient financial resources can hinder the necessary repairs and upgrades to maintain aging buildings.

Complex Bureaucratic Processes: Navigating bureaucratic red tape can be arduous, leading to delays and difficulties implementing essential changes.

Potentially Life-Threatening Hazards: Aging buildings may harbor hidden hazards that pose risks to the occupants' safety, requiring proactive measures to mitigate these dangers.

Lack of Awareness about Government Policies and Incentives: Many facility managers and capital planners are unaware of current government policies and incentives available to support building maintenance and improvement efforts.

Neglecting the challenges posed by aging buildings leaves occupants vulnerable and compounds the already demanding responsibilities of facility managers and capital planners. Therefore, adopting a multifaceted approach encompassing various solutions to overcome these challenges is crucial.

Here are key solutions that can help address the issues associated with aging buildings:

Prioritizing Preventative Maintenance: Regular inspections, maintenance, and repairs can significantly extend the lifespan of aging buildings, ensuring they remain safe and functional.

Implementing Energy-Efficient Measures: Upgrading systems and incorporating energy-efficient technologies reduce operational costs and enhance sustainability and occupant comfort.

Fostering Public-Private Partnerships: Collaborations between public and private entities can leverage resources and expertise to revitalize aging buildings effectively.

Promoting Education and Awareness: Creating awareness about the importance of maintaining aging buildings and the available government policies and incentives can encourage proactive action.

For a more detailed exploration of these challenges and solutions, we invite you to read our blog post "Addressing Aging Buildings: Balancing Preservation, Sustainability, and Economic Realities."

On the Horizon

Looking ahead, we are thrilled to announce the launch of The Intellis Webinar Series. This engaging series offers facility managers and capital planners a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge, share best practices, and stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements.

Mark your calendars for the inaugural session on managing aging buildings, scheduled for Wednesday, June 21st, from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. Stay tuned for an official invitation, which will provide further details and instructions on how to join.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for taking the time to read this month's newsletter. We appreciate your involvement and eagerly anticipate engaging with you during this powerful webinar.

Best regards,

The Intellis Team

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