On the occasion of the World Day of Facility Management (FM), the newly founded Facility Management Business Association of Serbia (FMBAS) was presented at the MOXY hotel. On this occasion, three panel discussions were held in which leading domestic and regional experts from the FM industry spoke about the importance of a holistic approach to building maintenance, ISO FM certification, energy efficiency, the application of safety standards and their impact on the functionality and sustainability of buildings.
Energy efficiency is highlighted as a current world issue, since 40 percent of the total electricity produced is used by existing facilities. By applying adequate facility management solutions, savings of up to 30 percent can be achieved on each individual property, with the additional effect of reducing CO2.
“There are simple measures to save electricity, such as educating individuals about responsible consumption and optimizing existing heating and cooling systems, which have a significant contribution without requiring investments. If necessary, the building can be rehabilitated in terms of energy, from the replacement of carpentry to the improvement of thermal insulation, but also to apply some of the modern solutions such as the use of renewable energy sources,” said the B.Sc. Željko Zečević, consultant associate of the company Marera Green – Eneplus.
Representatives of renowned companies, such as Erste banka, dm drogerie, Buerau Veritas, First Facility and Secut, are just some of the prominent participants of the panels held within the conference.
The President of the Association, Danilo Pušonja, highlighted the key reasons for the establishment of FMBAS: “The FM market in Serbia is still in its infancy, with numerous challenges common to that stage of development of the profession. The key barriers are the shadow economy, unfavorable working conditions, questionable quality of services and improvisation in terms of the scope and way of implementing the work, which leads to real consequences both for facilities and for the development of the industry.”
Jovana Cvetković, director of development, technical operations and innovation at the company MPC Properties, stated the reasons why that company decided to accept the role of co-founder of the association: “Starting from our leading market position in the construction and management of modern shopping and business centers and the fact that we manage about 600,000 m2 of commercial space in the country, which gives us a detailed insight into the real state of the facility management profession, we saw the importance and necessity of starting an FM association in Serbia. We found strategic support in our co-founders, the companies Marera Property Management and TOKATA, who also have rich experience in this field, so that together we could strengthen the profession and contribute to its actualization”.
Facility Management Business Association of Serbia (FMBAS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to promotion, education and support for the development of the Facility Management industry in Serbia. It was founded at the beginning of 2023 by three leading companies operating in the construction and real estate management segment, Marera Property Management, MPC Properties and TOKATA.
Izvor: MPC Properties
Source: Energetski Portal by energetskiportal.rs.
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