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FMA Residential Strata Sydney

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jul 06, 2018
FMA Resi Strata Info & Network Session in Sydney. In this photo from left to right, Nicholas Groeger (HFM) Jodie Pryor (FMA) and Rob Rye (HFM) On the 5th of July, the FMA (Facilities Management Association of Australia) with sponsorship from HFM Asset Management, hosted their first of two Residential Strata Info & Network Session titles [...]

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NABERS Co-Assess

  • by Andrea Quintero
  • Jun 08, 2018

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) tool, has been leading the way for sustainability in Australia’s property industry for almost 20 years now. During these two decades, the system has had a positive impact in the country, some of the key areas are: The 6-star rating system facilitates the way to communicate a […]

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NABERS for Apartment Buildings

  • by Andrea Quintero
  • May 28, 2018

The number of Australians currently living in apartments, is higher than ever before – in fact, according to the latest Census of Population and Housing performed by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) “The number of occupied apartments (including flats and units, excluding townhouses) in Australia has increased by 78% over the past 25 years” With this […]

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HFM’s Commitment to Workplace Diversity

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Apr 05, 2018

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
  • Feb 26, 2018

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

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Let’s talk Project Management!

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Feb 12, 2018
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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Dec 12, 2017
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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Aug 07, 2017

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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Preparing for NABERS

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jul 11, 2017

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 this program and have helped our customers to improve […]

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Tips for your building’s energy efficiency during winter

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jun 27, 2017

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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jun 20, 2017

  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 Co-Assess Pilot Program

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jun 07, 2017

NABERS is currently undergoing some exciting new changes with their team currently running a pilot program to develop the NABERS Co-Assess Energy Rating tool. NABERS Co-Assess pilot program (Also known as NABERS Combined) is paving the way forward to allow a single application to assess building and office tenancies together. Currently, the NABERS assessment of […]

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100 Women in Property

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • May 30, 2017

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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • May 02, 2017

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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Apr 24, 2017

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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jun 02, 2015

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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Feb 13, 2015

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

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jan 09, 2015

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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