FM excellence in a major project Social and economic impact Service provider of the year
Impact on organisation and workplace
In-house team of the year
Innovation in the use of technology and systems
Learning and career development
Sustainability and environmental impact
Winner: GSH Group - EMAP (Energy Monitoring Application)
Runner up: Excel IT Limited - DeskQUERY
Described as a "pioneering project" by the BIFM judges, GSH Group created a one-of-a-kind product in EMAP, which saves both time and energy.
A unique integration platform that links energy and mechanical and electrical management systems, it removes unnecessary engineer call-outs and site visits to reduce miles travelled and emissions, as well as cutting down general energy consumption.
Live streaming of energy data and historical trending means users can pinpoint priority alarms and resolve unpredicted usage. Alerts and job details are sent out via SMS and email, and fixes can even be carried out remotely.
"Many organisations state that they deliver energy-led maintenance solutions, but GSH has developed a system that actually delivers on the promise," the BIFM judges commented. "It has a great future and we genuinely believe this is a market-leading solution."
The system also maximises the performance of assets aligned with reduced energy consumption, which allows them to reach the highest level of efficiency.
Both the product and GSH Group prove that it pays to be proactive. GSH has operated in energy management for over a decade but, far from resting on its laurels, with EMAP has taken the initiative to innovate and stay ahead of the game.
Meanwhile, GSH client National Australia Bank saved 244 tonnes of CO2 in the first quarter of 2013 by having its sites proactively managed and analysed daily by EMAP, and has extended its contract until 2020.