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CrowdComfort on 2016: New Year, Same Passion



CrowdComfort is tremendously grateful for the support, enthusiasm, and results we’ve generated in 2015. It’s been a blockbuster year for us—in terms of getting to work with some of our country’s most influential companies—and we can’t wait to carry this success into 2016.


To this effect, we thought we’d share a brief, heartfelt explanation for why we think facility management is such an exciting space, and why we’re so proud of CrowdComfort to be a part of it:


The People

Facility managers are, quite literally, caretakers for all those around them. Every effort of their day—small or large—hinges on a greater goal of ensuring buildings are sufficiently safe, productive, and comfortable for tenants. It takes a special type of person to center their career around these goals, and working closely with such people constantly renews our passion for the field.


It’s for these reasons that we’ve made FM-to-tenant communication such a priority in the past year. We not only believe in the importance of wielding human sensors for early detection of building issues, but also for helping to better understand—and fulfill—the unique needs and preferences of a facility’s tenants.


The Waste

We hate waste. Hate it. And, in today’s market—where saving half a cent on product packaging can mean the difference between success or failure—there’s certainly no room for tolerating superfluous building costs. Finances aside, we at CrowdComfort believe facility managers have a tremendous opportunity to serve as stewards of the environment, simply by doing what’s already in their organizations’ best interests.


For these reasons, we’re really excited about the results we saw in 2015 with using building data to identify system inefficiency. Whether it’s small changes like keeping a stairwell door closed or bigger issues like repairing cracked window seals, finding sources of waste can have a big impact on both utility bills and tenant comfort.


The Future

CrowdComfort truly believes that an influx of new building data—drawn from real companies, doing real work—has deep implications. Those that track usage in a current building, for instance, can better commission to construction of a new site based on how they’ve been using spaces for the past few years. And, taken collectively, big data on system failure and tenant complaints could help identify the efficacy of construction materials over 5-, 10-, and 20-year intervals.


In the shorter term, helping connect disparate data sources for a more cohesive view of your building will provide deeper insights into wear-and-tear while simultaneously improving response times. Just as a doctor needs to understand the full human body for a diagnosis, so must a facility manager see the larger picture to help prioritize tenant needs.


In sum, there’s no shortage of reasons for us to feel passionately about the work we do. And, moving into next month, expect to see no lack of enthusiasm for the results we’ll be helping more clients bring to life. CrowdComfort continues to build and innovate ways to make buildings better, for you. 


Do you have topics you’d like to see us discuss in 2016? Send us a note by emailing info@crowdcomfort.com, or by commenting via our social media pages!

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