Fall is here and students are back in school. If you are interested in advancing your continuing education, tune in to ALN Th@3 pm ET this week to listen to a discussion with Lindsay Ziegler, President of the Andrew James Advisory Group, which administers the training course leading to ALN A55K Professional Certification. See more below in People.
Lindsay Ziegler, President, Andrew James Advisory Group, heads the training courses that lead to ALN A55K Professional Certification. The certification validates that an individual is fully familiar with the ISO 55000/1/2 asset management standards and is competent to participate in forming and implementing a Strategic Asset Management Plan. Ms. Zeigler earned top honors in the Duke Global Executive MBA program and brings extensive experience to the asset management industry. She provided business process analysis for Premier Life in Luxembourg and also at Gainesville Regional Utilities’ water department as well as at the Pension Fund of the Christian Church. She was IT Director at Indianapolis Water Company. Ms. Ziegler will be talking about value of in-depth understanding of the ISO 55K documents and how teams can benefit from taking the course together to establish a common language to accelerate value from assets. Register at this link.
Healthcare Business Review
This newsletter has been heralding the asset management achievement of University Health, led Art Kurland, Director, Capital and Asset Management and ALN Senior Fellow. Well…we aren’t the only one. Healthcare Business Review published an article titled “A Case for Personal Property Asset Management” written by Mr. Kurland. While focused on hospitals, the advice in the article is applicable to any organization. For example, the article provides a simple test to see if a structured approach to asset management is needed – leaders should check the fixed asset registry to see if it accurately reflects the actual personal property. From the ALN’s experience, it is rare for these items to be aligned unless there is a structured approach to asset management in place. See more from Mr. Kurland at this link.
Better Building are Key to Improved Energy Efficiency
We spend more time in our buildings than we do in our vehicles, so it seems obvious that improved building energy performance is key to reducing carbon emissions. We don’t leave air conditioning or heat running in our vehicles when we are not in them, but we do so in our building. But sometimes the obvious needs to be spelled out to us. Joseph Allen from Harvard, Parichehr Salimifard from Oregon State University, and Jonathan Buonocore from Boston University spell out the obvious in a Washington Post opinion piece at this link. The opinion piece states that more than an increase in renewable energy, the U.S. will need dramatically more efficient buildings. While there is a need for more renewable energy, their research clearly points out that more efficient buildings will be required to meet decarbonization goals.
If you are interested in advancing your continuing education, tune in this week to listen to a discussion with Lindsay Ziegler, President of the Andrew James Advisory Group, which administers the training course leading to ALN A55K Professional Certification.