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HFM Community – Better Together

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Making a difference. It’s no secret that we are committed to making a difference. Every year, our combined efforts represent millions of dollars saved for our clients, as well as many sustainable solutions for buildings and assets across Australia. It is truly rewarding to know that our skills, knowledge and joined forces can have a […]

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Photos of PCA’s WA Golf Classic 2017

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HFM was proud to be the Major Sponsor of the 2017 WA Property Council’s Golf Classic, which was held at Joondalup Resort with over 180 players. Along with our partners from Core Vision, we helped raise over $3,000 for The Kids’ Cancer Project. Thanks for your contributions! CEO of The Kids’ Cancer Project and former […]

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HFM major sponsor of PCA’s WA Golf Classic 2017

  • by Andrea Quintero

Property Council of Australia’s WA Golf Classic is coming up! For six years now we have sponsored the hole in one on competition day, with prizes like cash or cars. This year we have gone a bit further, we are now the major sponsor of the 2017 event and have been joined by our friends […]

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Are you Sale or Lease Ready?

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Are you Sale or Lease Ready? Changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program came into effect on the 1st of July 2017. However, we believe many landlords or managing agents of commercial office buildings are leaving it too late in the sales or leasing process to think about compliance with the Building Energy Efficiency […]

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HFM Sponsored the WA PCA 2017 Mid-year Office Market Report Breakfast

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HFM was proud to sponsor the WA Property Council of Australia 2017 Mid-year Office Market Report Breakfast, which took place last Thursday 3rd of August at the Hyatt Regency in Perth with over 250 attendees. Below are some photos of the event, where our Data Analyst Andrea Quintero represented the company speaking in front of […]

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Energy Auditing Explained

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Energy Auditing Explained Last week our UPM Manager, Alex Sejournee, presented to Curtin students on Energy Auditing and NABERS ratings. Energy audits are an important component of an energy management program. They evaluate how efficiently energy is being used, highlight energy and cost saving opportunities, and can identify areas to improve building services operation and […]

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Strata Act Reform

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HFM’s General Manager of Technical Services, David Chokolich, was the keynote speaker at the recent Strata Communities Australia (WA) workshop; “The Lego Land of Strata”. David’s presentation centred specifically on two of the key proposed changes to the Strata Act: Documents for a Scheme Reserve Fund Plan These make up 2 of the approximate 27 […]

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Increases to Electricity Tariffs – State Budget Review

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Increases to Electricity Tariffs – State Budget Review Traditionally, 1 July sees annual increases to electricity costs across the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) and the Horizon Power network, and this year is no exception. With the Western Australian State Budget being deferred until early September, however, The State Government has already announced the tariffs […]

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Preparing for NABERS

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Let’s talk about our NABERS!  NABERS is a rating system that measures the environmental performance of commercial buildings, tenancies and homes throughout Australia. HFM Asset Management is proud to be one of Australia’s largest NABERS assessment companies. For over ten years we have been involved in the NABERS program and have helped our customers to […]

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Tips for your building’s energy efficiency during winter

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Winter is officially here!  Keeping a house warm during winter can be quite expensive. However, keeping a building warm? – That’s an entirely different & a lot more complex story. But don’t worry: we are here to help. HFM Asset Management is an Australian building efficiency company located in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Ballina. We […]

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Yardstick: a tool for Energy management

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  Yardstick Pronounced ˈjɑːdstɪk/ noun a measuring rod a yard long, typically divided into inches. a standard used for comparison. For some time now HFM Asset Management has measured with our trusty Yardstick reporting platform, commercial properties, retail shopping complexes, large and small hospitality operations along with industrial facilities, aged care and residential retirement complexes. By comparing […]

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NABERS Combined

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NABERS is currently undergoing some exciting new changes with the NABERS team currently running a pilot program to develop the NABERS combined Energy Rating tool. The pilot program is paving the way forward to allow a single application to assess building and office tenancies together. Currently, the NABERS assessment of either the tenant office space […]

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100 Women in Property

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HFM is committed to promoting diversity and equality We are proud to sponsor three of our professionals in the 100 Women in Property program, an initiative of Property Council of Australia (PCA) to champion women around Australia. See the full list of the 100 Women in Property on the PCA website

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Wine Production Powered By The Sun

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Have you ever thought about the amount of energy required for wine production? In this article, HFM shares the details of how we have worked with Sandalford Winery and other key industry partners to reduce the cost and energy used to make that glass of red or white wine that many of us enjoy. The […]

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HFM at the National PCA Innovation and Excellence Awards

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HFM at the National Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards The Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards took place at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, last Friday 5th of May; HFM Asset Management was one of the 141 finalists nominated for an award nationwide. As […]

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Validation of Non-Utility Electricity Meters

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Non-utility meters vary widely in their accuracy, and additional issues can arise where meters include a current transformer(CT) or are read using a Remote Meter Reading System (RMRS). So that these issues do not impact the integrity of data used to determine NABERS ratings, the NABERS rules require these meters to be validated. The questions […]

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CBD program changes to building threshold

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Economic Benefits of Lowering the Threshold The CBD program has proved to be a low-cost, high-value program which encourages substantial energy efficiency improvements in the commercial office sector. ACIL Allen (2015) states that extending the threshold for mandatory disclosure from 2,000 to 1,000 will yield economic benefits of $24 million in net present value assuming […]

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Happy Harmony Day from the HFM team!

  • by Andrea Quintero

  Happy Harmony Day from the HFM team! Today was officially Harmony day – a day to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity.  According to the website www.harmony.gov.au  “It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.” This was the perfect occasion to cherish once again the diversity of HFM’s team, so we decided to […]

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HFM Announced as Finalists in PCA Innovation and Excellence Awards

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HFM Announced as Finalist in PCA Innovation and Excellence Awards HFM Asset Management is a finalist for a national award! We are pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the two national finalists for the Diversity Award at the 2017 Property Council of Australia /Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards […]

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