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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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Inspiring Leaders Women in Energy

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jun 29, 2018

  Women in Energy On the 28th of June, Women in Energy hosted their second networking drinks of 2018, as part of their “Inspiring Leaders” series. The event was held at The Painted Bird Bar & Kitchen, in Perth. Some representatives from HFM Asset Management shared with us their insights about the event, which started […]

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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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Property Council of Australia NSW Business Lunch

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • May 07, 2018

HFM Asset Management attended PCA’s NSW Business Lunch On Friday the 4th of May 2018, Alex Sejournee, one of our senior consultants based in the East Coast, attended the Property Council of Australia’s NSW Business lunch. The main topic of this event was “Powering Australia”, and it included an analysis of the energy landscape, the […]

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Earth Hour 2018

  • by Andrea Quintero
  • Mar 23, 2018

The HFM team is participating in Earth Hour 2018 It is no secret that HFM is an environmentally friendly company by nature. Our combined daily efforts not only have a positive impact on the performance of Australian buildings but also help them reduce their carbon footprint. Our planet needs us more than we think, and […]

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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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Are you Sale or Lease Ready?

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Aug 18, 2017

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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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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Increases to Electricity Tariffs – State Budget Review

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Jul 18, 2017

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

  • 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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Wine Production Powered By The Sun

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • May 16, 2017

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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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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Synergy Tariff Excluding Carbon

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Aug 18, 2014

Synergy Tariff Excluding Carbon Synergy releases tariff information excluding the clean energy charge Energy Retailer Synergy has today published tariff pricing excluding the carbon charge. The Tariff rates are effective from September 1st 2014. Synergy has stated they will credit the clean energy charges from the 1st of July 2014 to the 31st of August […]

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NABERS Case Study 130 Stirling Street

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Oct 14, 2013

NABERS Case Study 130 Stirling Street 130 Stirling Street Perth Exceeding Expectations “By working in a collaborative way with the main energy consultants, HFM Asset Management, the air conditioning contractors and the building facility managers the team have been able to achieve the high NABERS rating but also maintain a comfortable environment for the tenants.” Read the […]

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