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Airmaster, BUENO and Knight Frank receive Collaborative Partnership Award at FM Industry Awards

Airmaster have been recognised at the 2017 FM Industry Awards. Alongside analytics partner BUENO and facility manager Knight Frank, the predictive maintenance solution delivered at 222 Exhibition St, Melbourne won the Collaborative Partnership award.

The Collaborative Partnership Award is awarded to a service provider and supplier that have collaboratively partnered to deliver innovative and integrated solutions for their client.

This industry-first predictive maintenance regime at 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne has reduced asset failure, improved tenant comfort and delivered significant energy savings, resulting in an improved NABERS rating.

Predictive maintenance improves the effectiveness of maintenance by evaluating the condition of the HVAC plant through periodic and continuous condition monitoring in order to direct maintenance activities, ensuring the building’s HVAC achieves peak performance on a continual basis.

The FM Industry Awards for Excellence are presented by the Facility Management Association of Australia. Each year they recognise leadership and innovation in the management, operation and maintenance of Australia’s built environment.

Airmaster CEO, Noel Courtney was excited to have been recognised for such a prestigious award, “to be selected among a number of other incredible and innovative projects is fantastic and testament to the forward thinking approach of all involved,” he said.

About 222 Exhibition Street

Built in the late 1980s, the 29-storey post-modern tower at 222 Exhibition Street in Melbourne’s CBD was designed by architects Denton Corker Marshall who won the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Merit Award following its completion in 1989.

Owned by LaSalle Investment Management, in 2015, Knight Frank was appointed as facility manager at 222 Exhibition Street and given the task of improving the building’s systems and performance.

Knight Frank awarded Airmaster and partner analytics provider BUENO the opportunity to implement the predictive maintenance program across the building in mid-2016.

By mid-2017, despite a 13% increase in occupancy rate, electrical energy consumption had fallen by 11.5% and tenant comfort complaints reduced by 68%.


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