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Cross-Pollinating Climate Change Action with Maintenance Management Planning

Presenter: Mark Buma
Manager of Facilities Operations, City of Orillia
Small municipalities often struggle with resourcing asset management and maintenance management programs. What are the data gaps? Which of the numerous platforms is the best fit for the subject municipality? Is there an established Climate Change Action Plan that speaks to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets? What is the state of the maintenance management /work order system (CMMS)? This case study is a culmination of one municipality’s efforts to simultaneously implement an asset management program and a CMMS, while delivering on a commitment to reduce Corporate GHG emissions. Cross-pollinating Building Condition Assessments and GHG Facility Audits, results in a long-term asset and maintenance management strategy that ensures facilities are maintained to a high standard, supporting the implementation of the City’s Climate Change Action Plan.
About the Presenter:

Mark Buma has worked within the public sector for 19 years in various capacities including Facility Maintenance, GIS, Sustainability, and Capital Project Planning and Management. Additionally, Mark work part time at Niagara College for 11 years as in Instructor in the GIS and Environmental programs.

In his current role with the City of Orillia, Mark oversees Facility Operations for 51 buildings that range from designated heritage building to state of the art recreation facilities. Mark was integral in the development of the City's Climate Change Action Plan and lead its implementation until 2023 when he began to lead the Facilities team.

Through the past year, Mark has been able to culminate his diverse experience into the development of asset management and maintenance management strategies for the City while continuing to deliver on commitments established in the Climate Change Action Plan.