Environmental information management system (EIMS) using facilities management information system (FMIS): a preliminary study

Abideen, Mazaffar Zainal and Razali, Muhammad Najib and Manaf , Zaharah (2005) Environmental information management system (EIMS) using facilities management information system (FMIS): a preliminary study. In: 4th Kustem Annual Seminar on Sustainability Science Management , 2-3 May 2005 , Primula Beach Resort Kuala Terengganu Terengganu.

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This paper considers the links between environmental management systems using facilities management information system (FMIS). Environmental information management systems (EIMS) can assist firms in organizing internal corporate benchmarking efforts. It attempt to capture environmental impacts from activities throughout a facility under a single system and generally follow traditional benchmarking cycles of plan, do, check, and act. An environmental policy is the central component of and EIMS. The policy typically details the organization's recognition of environmental impacts and states commitment to continuous environmental improvement. Documentation includes a wide variety of elements, including the environmental policy, regulations to which organization is subject, procedures and protocols of activities, and records of monitoring and measurements. These documents define the activities of an EIMS and how personnel across the organization should act to fulfill responsibilities and hopefully meet target of improvement. Thus, how can EIMS relate to Facilities Management Information System? A popular definition for facilities management is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of an organization; it integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences. It is concerned with the identification of the client's objective in terms of utility, function, quality, time and cost, and the establishment of relationships between resources. This paper will study on how facilities management information system can simplify the work in environmental management system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:facilities management: environmental management
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair
Divisions:Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Electrical Engineering
ID Code:6806
Deposited By:Mrs. Siti Raudhah Ruslan
Deposited On:14 Jun 2015 15:00
Last Modified:14 Jun 2015 15:00

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