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Property management: There's an
app for that.
Advancements in technology are
improving efficiency in nearly every
professional sector and property
management is no exception.
As property managers you
now have the power to monitor
everything from energy consumption
to security via smartphone apps and
tech-equipped buildings. Also, data
collection is expected to continue to prove to be helpful in
lowering costs and increasing safety. For example, being able
to monitor parking lot lights and secured entries give you the
tools to protect your properties and tenants as if you were
onsite all the time.
Many of these technologies can help you become an even
more efficient and accurate property manager ... and hopefully
make your life easier, too. Rather than spending most of your
time "blocking and tackling," you can do a lot more valueadded activities.
In this issue we cover three tech-related topics-energy
management, HVAC systems and security. Flip through and see
what new technologies might be of benefit to your building.
Actually, thanks to the wonder of technology, the last two
issues of BMH have been produced remotely-first from my
home in Aina Haina, then the Bay Area and finally from Shasta
County, CA. It's amazing what can be accomplished with an
iPhone and a laptop. But now it's time to turn my red editor's
pen over to an in-house person ...
During my 20-year stint in the Islands I
have met many very creative and talented
people in the publishing field, including
Stacy Pope-the editor I put forward to
manage BMH Magazine. Born and raised on
Oahu and a graduate of Kalani High School,
she spent nearly two decades in California
before returning home in 2003. Since then
she has worked as a writer and editor for
several local publications and authored an
Oahu travel book published by Explorer's
Guides. And most impressively to me, she also works as an
interpretive guide at Doris Duke's Shangri La art museum. I
have complete confidence in her ability to judiciously wield my
red pen and to make BMH an even better resource for Hawaii's
property management industry.
Thank you for all of your feedback and contributions over the
past two years.
Best Wishes & Mahalo Nui Loa,
PS. A special mahalo goes out to the graphic designer of BMH,
Kim Martin, for his much appreciated talent and patience.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014
Engineered Efficiency: A Holistic Approach
Why Host An EV Charger
The New Age Of Energy Metering
Are You On Island Time?
Time To Stay Cool
Through The Tinted-Glass, And What Savings You’ll Find There
Safe & Secure
HVAC: Top Trends
An Industry Unites At Expo 2014
The (Often Overlooked) Success Factor
On Site: Men At Work
Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014