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Join us for our next webinar on November 5

Date / Time: November 5 / 2pm ET

Topic: How to get Maximum Value from Your Benchmarking Program

Join FM BENCHMARKING principals Peter Kimmel and Keith McClanahan for this informative webinar, which will be loaded with examples and tips to ensure successful benchmarking implementation.

To register: E-mail us at surveyinfo@fmbenchmarking.com; we’ll send you login info.

FM BENCHMARKING aligns with OSCRE standards

September 10, 2014 — Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) and FM BENCHMARKING announce that FM BENCHMARKING aligns with OSCRE’s Space Management and Occupancy Costs Standards, including the major categories of facility management (FM) expenses. This alignment means that members, subscribers and partners of the respective organizations will be able to compare facility management costs with common definitions and cost breakdowns.

The alignment encompasses critical components of managing space and expenses including utility costs and consumption, maintenance, cleaning, security, waste and recycling, grounds, parking and paving. This tool includes high-level expense roll-ups as well as a detailed approach for flexibility in data analysis.  Facility managers benefit by being able to track, report and compare key performance metrics including operating costs, space utilization down to functional type, and staffing levels.

OSCRE is a member-based organization focused on the collaborative development and implementation of global standards for real estate information exchange. FM BENCHMARKING is a global online benchmarking tool for facility managers and corporate real estate professionals.

By deploying standards, variability is reduced and accuracy and comparability are improved.  “FM BENCHMARKING’s alignment with OSCRE Standards is an important step in addressing the challenges faced by organizations in managing big data, building better business analytics and improving benchmarking systems,” stated Lisa Stanley, CEO of OSCRE International.

“This agreement resolves a significant problem for facility managers.  Most benchmarking systems do not contain sufficient data to make valid comparisons with peer buildings because the systems do not utilize a common data set.  FM BENCHMARKING’s implementation of this common data set approach based on OSCRE Standards addresses this critical area to improve the scale, scope and quality of benchmarking,” said Keith McClanahan, Principal, FM BENCHMARKING.

About Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE). OSCRE International is a membership-based, not-for-profit consortium committed to the collaborative development and implementation of global real estate data standards. OSCRE Standards enable people and organizations within the real estate industry to meet the challenges of collecting and managing data, reducing costs, enhancing revenue and improving organizational performance. For more information, please visit OSCRE’s website at www.oscre.org or contact us at info@oscre.org.

Peter Kimmel featured in an interview at the Energy Efficiency Forum

June 25, 2014 — FM BENCHMARKING’s Peter Kimmel was among the luminaries interviewed at Johnson Controls’ 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum, which was held in June at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Click here to read the article, entitled “Johnson Controls Forum: Energy Efficiency a Key Building Block for EPA Carbon Rule Compliance,” published online in the Scaling Green blog.