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HFM’s Commitment to Workplace Diversity

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HFM is Committed to Promoting Diversity & Inclusion Some people say that “Actions speak louder than words” and when it comes to diversity & inclusion, HFM Asset Management is definitely a great example – after all, diversity is almost an obvious subject when meeting our team! We believe this has been the result of acting […]

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Project Management that makes a difference!

  • by Andrea Quintero

As building efficiency and project management experts, here at HFM we are constantly performing analysis and implementing various measures to transform properties into efficient, cost-effective and compliant assets for our clients. Project management of renewable energy: This is one of HFM’s fortes and from our own experience planning, executing and managing projects in this field, we […]

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Let’s talk Project Management!

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How many times have you heard the term “Project Management”? It seems to have become one of those trendy jobs that everyone talks about. But what does it really involve? Project Management is the application of relevant knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects efficiently and effectively. All that, while sticking to the budget and [...]

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HFM Visits the Comm Air Australia Factory

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HFM is always looking to stay abreast of the latest in all areas of our industry. Recently several members of our team were lucky enough to visit the Comm Air Australia factory located in Bibra Lake, WA. Established in 2009, Comm Air are the only air conditioning suppliers manufacturing here in WA. Their team’s skill [...]

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Energy Auditing Explained

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Energy Auditing Explained Last week our Senior Consultant, 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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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 gender 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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Validation of Non-Utility Electricity Meters

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Non-utility electricity 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. […]

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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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False Fire Alarm Call Outs

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False Fire Alarm Call Outs Fire Services Call Out Fees False Fire Services Call Outs – $750 fees now apply. False Fire Brigade Call Outs – to cost $750.00 after 1 July 2015 Last April your building manager would have received a letter from Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), advising that a revision […]

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HFM Selected for PCA Committees

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HFM Selected for PCA Committees We are pleased to show our continued support of the Property Council of Australia with the appointment of Damien Moran to the 2015-2017 Commercial Property Committee and of Matt Holmes to the 2015-2017 Sustainable Development Committee. The Commercial Property Committee focuses on the major legislative and economic issues that impact […]

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Organisational Structure Changes

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Organisational Structure Changes Welcome back to 2015!! The New Year has seen some changes to the HFM leadership team, with the appointment of Matt Holmes as Director of Operations and Rod Cridge as Head of Facilities Management. The key changes are outlined below: Appointment of Matt Holmes as an executive director. His new title is Director of […]

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HFM Feature Article on Greensense Website

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HFM Feature Article on Greensense Website Matt Holmes on YARDSTICK and Our Relationship With Greensense HFM’s relationship with the team at Greensense has been written up in an article on their website. Matt Holmes explains our use of the YARDSTICK program to provide “support to property owners and building management to resolve issues and improve asset […]

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HFM Deliver PCA Member Briefing

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HFM Deliver PCA Member Briefing High Design in the Real World A discussion panel held on November 6th at 3.30-5.00pm will address the maintenance of Perth’s most innovative buildings. Held at the QV.1 Theatrette at 250 St George’s Terrace, the aim of these talks is to address the gap between specialised design and daily operation. One […]

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HFM Join Strategic PCA Committees

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HFM Join Strategic PCA Committees Damien Moran and Matt Holmes join PCA Committees HFM are pleased to continue our support of the Property Council of Australia and our comitment is demonstrated by our inclusion on both the Comercial Property Committee (Damien Moran) and the Sustainable Development Committee (Matt Holmes). Both Damien and Matt look forward to a […]

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HFM Continue as PCA Built Environment Partner

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HFM Continue as PCA Built Environment Partner HFM are pleased to continue our support of the Property Council of Australia as the Built Environment Partner for 2013. HFM are pleased to continue our support of the Property Council of Australia as the Built Environment Partner for 2013.  As one of Australia’s leading building efficiency consultancies, […]

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