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Environmental Footprint of Maintenance

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Original date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Maintenance activities have a direct effect on the environment that surround the facility where they are executed. There are three aspects in which maintenance strategies contribute to a facility foot print in the environment: 1) Resources needed 2) Efficiency of the equipment 3) Waste introduced into the ambient as part of maintenance activities. In order to be a sustainable maintenance department, the first and third aspects must be reduced or closely controlled and aspect two should be maximized.
There are a number of techniques and actions ready to help us achieve asset efficiency and reliability but the real question is, if we are willing to commit to be environmentally responsible in our maintenance activities; do we understand the environmental impact of keeping our assets reliable?
Join this session for a lively conversation about how making cultural changes, all the way to adapting new technologies, organizations can start making changes that will endure economical trending, while positively impacting all our surroundings.

BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2016
BoK Content Type: 
Presentation Slides
Presentation Paper
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.05 Maintenance Delivery, 06 Risk and Review, 6.03 Sustainable Development
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
02 Maintenance Program Mgmt, 2.4 Maint. Budget/Cost Control, 03 Asset Strategy Management, 3.2 Performance Measurement & Optimization
Author Title: 
CMMS - Asset Management Data Specialist
Author Employer: 
Regional Municipality of Durhamhas
Author Bio: 

Erika Mazza has been capturing the asset data and interpreting the results for Duffin Creek WPCP for the last six years.  Erika's background in one of the few Engineering Degrees offered in Venezuela, as an Industrial Maintenance Engineer, has helped her to understand the business needs of the CMMS beyond the requirements, identifying opportunities for improvement and optimization of the maintenance strategies on her site. Erika is also an active PEMAC volunteer, currently on the MainTrain 2016 planning committee.