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Earth Hour 2018

  • by Andrea Quintero

HFM team is participating in Earth Hour 2018 It’s 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 buildings across Australia 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

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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Are you Sale or Lease Ready?

  • by HFM Asset Management

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

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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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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

  • by HFM Asset Management

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

  • by HFM Asset Management

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

  • by HFM Asset Management

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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Wine Production Powered By The Sun

  • by HFM Asset Management

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

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

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

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 have 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

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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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Lifting of Exemptions for Electricity & Water Meters

  • by HFM Asset Management

Lifting of Exemptions for Electricity & Water Meters It’s official! The National Measurements Institute (NMI) lifted the current exemptions for Electricity meters on 1st January What does this mean? Effective January 1 2013; where utility meters or sub-meters are installed or replaced and are to be used “FOR TRADE”, you are required to install NMI […]

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New NABERS Rating Tool

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New NABERS Rating Tool NABERS Multi-Use Tool will be released in 2013 In 2013, we anticipate the new NABERS Multi-Use Tool will be released, which will enable buildings with more than one type of use to be rated. Under the existing protocol mixed use buildings, that include medical suites, educational spaces, residential and other non-office space […]

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