Significant savings and improved efficiency achieved by sailing club

Sport & Recreation
Energy, Asset Management & Facility Advisory
Western Australia


Since 2018, HFM has undertaken various projects for our client a WA-based Sailing Club, to help them manage their assets, reduce ongoing costs, and improve their efficiency.

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Summary of the projects undertaken by HFM for this client, so far:

  • Asset Register & Life Cycle Costing:
    HFM undertook a Life Cycle Costing and Condition inspection in 2018. This process involved a series of site visits incorporating a detailed condition assessment of the property’s plant and equipment, interior and exterior areas. As a result of this project, a list of recommendations including recommended timeframes for each of them to be implemented and an estimated cost of repairs/replacements for budgeting purposes, were provided to the client.
  • myBuildings:
    As part of the Asset Register & Life Cycle Costing provided to this client, HFM recommended the immediate implementation of a maintenance and asset management system. myBuildings (online maintenance software) was selected as the optimal system for this client.  It enables assets to be centrally managed and linked to scheduled and reactive maintenance and service contracts.  It also simplified and consolidated contractor and compliance management for the client. Following this recommendation, the Sailing Club engaged HFM to project manage and implement myBuildings. This project was successfully completed in 2018 and HFM continue to provide consulting services to the client.
  • Capacity Charges Action Plan & DSM Alerts:
    On average, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Capacity Charges make up 30% of a site’s total electricity costs. A building’s usage during the Hot Season (between 1 December to 31 March each year) will dictate Capacity Charges for the forthcoming Capacity Year. HFM develops tailored Action Plans and issues alerts to help clients reduce their site’s Capacity Charges for the upcoming Capacity Year. In 2018 this client engaged HFM to develop a Capacity Charges Action Plan & signed up to the DSM Alerts program. This has continued each year after that.
  • Electricity & Gas Procurement:
    The Sailing Club has appointed HFM to undertake their Electricity and Gas Procurement processes in recent years. The results so far have been:
    – Electricity: 21% Cost reduction (based on historical consumption and new electricity contract arrangements)
    – Gas: 68% Cost reduction (based on historical consumption and new electricity contract arrangements)
  • Condition Report Update:
    In 2021, the Sailing Club engaged HFM to undertake a Condition Report Update; in this report, the status of each of the recommendations provided by HFM back in 2018 as part of the provided Asset Register & Life Cycle Costing, was reviewed and its status recorded/updated accordingly. This report will help the client get a better understanding of their current status and plan accordingly.
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