Welcome to Left Coast Facilities Consulting

To drive clarity by thinking strategically with a fresh and innovative approach to facility management and optimization of your maintenance program. To use our expertise with maintenance, sustainability, and tailored strategies to create spaces that inspire efficiency, productivity, and growth. With a deep commitment to understanding your unique needs we transform challenges into opportunities, shaping sustainable well-maintained facilities that align with your vision and drive success. Supplying support services, so that you can focus on your pride and joy, your business itself.  

Welcome to Left Coast Facilities Consulting

To drive clarity by thinking strategically with a fresh and innovative approach to facility management and optimization of your maintenance program. To use our expertise with maintenance, sustainability, and tailored strategies to create spaces that inspire efficiency, productivity, and growth. With a deep commitment to understanding your unique needs we transform challenges into opportunities, shaping sustainable well-maintained facilities that align with your vision and drive success. Supplying support services, so that you can focus on your pride and joy, your business itself.  

CORE SERVICES

Asset Preservation

  • Preventative Maintenance Schedules and Checklists

  • Asset Inventory and Lifecycles

  • Vendor Selection and Management

  • Manage your Maintenance

  • Benchmarking/KPI’s

Asset Preservation

  • Preventative Maintenance Schedules and Checklists

  • Asset Inventory and Lifecycles

  • Vendor Selection and Management

  • Manage your Maintenance

  • Benchmarking/KPI’s

CapEx Management

  • Writing of RFQs

  • Vendor Selection

  • Project Management

Sustainability

  • Benchmarking

  • Energy/Water Consumption Reduction

  • Carbon Neutrality

  • ESG Reporting (Environmental, Social, and Governance)

  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

  • Green Building Certification

CapEx Management

  • Writing of RFQs

  • Vendor Selection

  • Project Management

Sustainability

  • Benchmarking

  • Energy/Water Consumption Reduction

  • Carbon Neutrality

  • ESG Reporting (Environmental, Social, and Governance)

  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

  • Green Building Certification

ABOUT US

Left Coast Facilities Consultants are proud to make ourselves available for the businesses that cannot justify a full time Facility Manager, yet need assistance in properly managing their assets to extend the life cycle of those assets, to handle CapEx Projects and to provide guidance through the process of becoming sustainable in all its facets.

OTHER SERVICES

ABOUT US

Brent Ward - Owner
FMP, SFP, CFT

Left Coast Facilities Consultants are proud to make ourselves available for the businesses that cannot justify a full time Facility Manager, yet need assistance in properly managing their assets to extend the life cycle of those assets, to handle CapEx Projects and to provide guidance through the process of becoming sustainable in all its facets.

OTHER SERVICES

Management of Maintenance

  • We can create a complete maintenance program policy and procedure

  • Help you to purchase software to manage maintenance and assets, or put your assets in our system

  • Recommend vendors, manage the vendors

  • Do a Facility Condition Assessment

Management of Maintenance

  • We can create a complete maintenance program policy and procedure

  • Help you to purchase software to manage maintenance and assets, or put your assets in our system

  • Recommend vendors, manage the vendors

  • Do a Facility Condition Assessment

Vender Selection

  • Select the right vendor for your equipment with the history and expertise needed

  • Rate vendor performance throughout the contract

  • Spot check their work

Vendor Management

  • Determine needs, budget, end results desired

  • Formulate RFQ

  • Manage RFQ process from writing to walkthroughs to signing contract

Recommendations For Projects Beyond Our Scope

  • I have a huge network of vendors and consultants that I can recommend for projects beyond my scope, all recommendations are at no charge

  • I can manage their project for you, see RFQ section

Vender Selection

  • Select the right vendor for your equipment with the history and expertise needed

  • Rate vendor performance throughout the contract

  • Spot check their work

Vendor Management

  • Determine needs, budget, end results desired

  • Formulate RFQ

  • Manage RFQ process from writing to walkthroughs to signing contract

Recommendations For Projects Beyond Our Scope

  • I have a huge network of vendors and consultants that I can recommend for projects beyond my scope, all recommendations are at no charge

  • I can manage their project for you, see RFQ section

Check out Regulation Changes That May Affect Your Assets

Check out Regulation Changes That May Affect Your Assets

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?

I have certifications as there are no licenses for Facility Management, I am a Certified Facility Management Professional, and a Certified Sustainability Facility Professional. I am insured against breach of contract, and am licensed to do business in Washington and Oregon.  

HOW MUCH WILL THE SERVICES COST?

Cost is based on what services you select, how extensive your project is, and how much time I estimate it will take. Proposals, however, are free.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE?

Preserving your assets so they last as long as possible before replacement is always cost effective on higher dollar items. In many cases, failing equipment can be a safety issue, failing equipment can throw parts that could injure persons or other equipment. For the same reason that you change the oil in your car and check the air in the tires, you should have a PM schedule for your assets. This also affords the opportunity to build relationships with vendors, they get to know your needs, your equipment, the issues you have had with it and are better able to assist with recommendations when it comes time to replace an asset. Click on graph to enlarge.

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TRACKING MAINTENANCE BY ASSET WITH A CWMS SYSTEM IS VITAL IN LIFE CYCLE PROJECTIONS. HOW MUCH HAVE YOU SPENT OVER THE YEARS IN MAINTENANCE ON THIS ASSET?

What is it’s replacement value? Where is it in it’s life cycle? The answers to these questions enable you to make informed decisions when confronted with major maintenance expenses. Repair or replace? With no records, that question can not be answered as a business decision, only as an immediate cash flow decision. Click on graph to enlarge.

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IS ‘GOING GREEN’ A FINANCIALLY SOUND GOAL?

YES! Starting with the ‘low hanging fruit’ begins a savings cycle that affords moving to the bigger items, which in turn, save even more… so utilizing the savings from initial sustainability initiatives, pays for the next steps.   From a client’s point of view, there is a rapidly growing movement to purchase from sustainable companies. That means that the more you can show publicly that you are a sustainable enterprise, that you have goals and a plan, the more your business will grow.  

WHAT IS ESG VERSUS CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY?

ESG is a company's performance and risk exposure in the context of its environmental impact, social responsibility, and how it is governed. ESG is incorporated into financial decision-making by using relevant environmental, social and governance metrics to better understand how these factors influence the company, and how the company influences these. ESG goes beyond initiatives and programs into a strategy that is ideally integrated into the broader corporate strategy to address stakeholder demands, primarily from investors and/or regulators, such as climate related disclosure mandates. ESG in practice involves rigorous goal setting, implementation, measuring and reporting on environmental, social, and corporate governance activities. CSR and sustainability programs are often part of an ESG strategy, they are not equivalent. A strong ESG strategy provides opportunities to tap into new markets and increase presence in the existing ones. Contrary to this scenario, a company associated with environmental or social wrongdoing, such as human rights violations or environmental harm, may lose customers and face shutdowns, fines or strained community and labor relations.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND CARBON NEUTRALITY?

Sustainability is a huge component in business today. This is why I value my SFP credential. There are many pieces to this puzzle, some of which are still not clearly defined. Starting small and working up to the bigger things is the best method, it allows the reduced operating costs of the smaller projects to help offset the expenses of future larger scale Sustainability projects. Carbon Neutrality is a long-term project (20+ years) and must be planned well up front. I work with Consultants whose projects I have been acquainted with for this process as it is very specialized.

With the progression of Carbon Neutrality and ESG reporting, your customers will be able to see all vendors progress and will begin to make decisions regarding whom they will do business with based on those reports, the better your scores, the more clients will want to do business with you, because your scores affect their scores.   GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS: We can walk you through the maze of Green Building certifications, LEED, Green Globes, BREEAM, National Green Building Standard, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Energy Star, Green Guard, NABERS, Green Star, CASBEE. What is your goal, purpose, intent?

ARE THERE ANY REGULATIONS THAT MAY AFFECT MY ASSETS?

There are several that may affect your business. Click here to learn more

OUR PROCESS

Get to know your philosophy and goals.

a.      Share Mission and Vision

b.      Tour your facility

Outline steps to accomplishment

a.      Fact finding

b.      Research Presentation

c.      Presentation

Outline Schedule

a.      Fact finding time

b.      Research time

c.       Writing time

Weekly updates (or more frequently if needed)

a.      Email updates

b.      In-Person updates

Approvals as needed for Project Steps/Vendors

a.     Even if you sign over the project to us, we will seek your input on all approval steps

b.      Vendors will contract with you, so you will be involved in the approval process

Final walk through/approval

a.      Walk-thru with us

b.      Walk thru with vendor(s)

c.       Final approval

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Bobby LaRon, MScM, FMP

Senior Commercial Property Manager

CBRE | Providence Account


I couldn't be more thrilled to share my thoughts on Brent’s exceptional skills and passion for sustainability in facilities management.  He brings an unparalleled level of expertise and dedication to every project he undertakes.

What sets Brent apart is his innate ability to seamlessly integrate sustainability principles into the realm of facilities management. His keen eye for identifying eco-friendly solutions and optimizing resource consumption is truly commendable. 

Beyond that, I've witnessed him lead indoor air quality educational sessions that not only ID each major technology but also why you might choose one tech over another to produce substantial cost savings for an organization.

Starting his own consultancy is a natural progression for Brent. His depth of knowledge, combined with his knack for innovation, will undoubtedly make a positive impact on any organization or project he becomes a part of. I wholeheartedly endorse Brent Ward and have no doubt that he will continue to drive positive change in the field of facilities management and sustainability.

CONTACT US

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

Phone Number

360-949-3346

Email

Brent@LeftCoastFC.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?

I have certifications as there are no licenses for Facility Management, I am a Certified Facility Management Professional, and a Certified Sustainability Facility Professional. I am insured against breach of contract, and am licensed to do business in Washington and Oregon.  

HOW MUCH WILL THE SERVICES COST?

Cost is based on what services you select, how extensive your project is, and how much time I estimate it will take. Proposals, however, are free.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE?

Preserving your assets so they last as long as possible before replacement is always cost effective on higher dollar items. In many cases, failing equipment can be a safety issue, failing equipment can throw parts that could injure persons or other equipment. For the same reason that you change the oil in your car and check the air in the tires, you should have a PM schedule for your assets. This also affords the opportunity to build relationships with vendors, they get to know your needs, your equipment, the issues you have had with it and are better able to assist with recommendations when it comes time to replace an asset. Click on graph to enlarge.

FAQ image

TRACKING MAINTENANCE BY ASSET WITH A CWMS SYSTEM IS VITAL IN LIFE CYCLE PROJECTIONS. HOW MUCH HAVE YOU SPENT OVER THE YEARS IN MAINTENANCE ON THIS ASSET?

What is it’s replacement value? Where is it in it’s life cycle? The answers to these questions enable you to make informed decisions when confronted with major maintenance expenses. Repair or replace? With no records, that question can not be answered as a business decision, only as an immediate cash flow decision. Click on graph to enlarge.

FAQ image

IS ‘GOING GREEN’ A FINANCIALLY SOUND GOAL?

YES! Starting with the ‘low hanging fruit’ begins a savings cycle that affords moving to the bigger items, which in turn, save even more… so utilizing the savings from initial sustainability initiatives, pays for the next steps.   From a client’s point of view, there is a rapidly growing movement to purchase from sustainable companies. That means that the more you can show publicly that you are a sustainable enterprise, that you have goals and a plan, the more your business will grow.  

WHAT IS ESG VERSUS CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY?

ESG is a company's performance and risk exposure in the context of its environmental impact, social responsibility, and how it is governed. ESG is incorporated into financial decision-making by using relevant environmental, social and governance metrics to better understand how these factors influence the company, and how the company influences these. ESG goes beyond initiatives and programs into a strategy that is ideally integrated into the broader corporate strategy to address stakeholder demands, primarily from investors and/or regulators, such as climate related disclosure mandates. ESG in practice involves rigorous goal setting, implementation, measuring and reporting on environmental, social, and corporate governance activities. CSR and sustainability programs are often part of an ESG strategy, they are not equivalent. A strong ESG strategy provides opportunities to tap into new markets and increase presence in the existing ones. Contrary to this scenario, a company associated with environmental or social wrongdoing, such as human rights violations or environmental harm, may lose customers and face shutdowns, fines or strained community and labor relations.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUSTAINABILITY AND CARBON NEUTRALITY?

Sustainability is a huge component in business today. This is why I value my SFP credential. There are many pieces to this puzzle, some of which are still not clearly defined. Starting small and working up to the bigger things is the best method, it allows the reduced operating costs of the smaller projects to help offset the expenses of future larger scale Sustainability projects. Carbon Neutrality is a long-term project (20+ years) and must be planned well up front. I work with Consultants whose projects I have been acquainted with for this process as it is very specialized.

With the progression of Carbon Neutrality and ESG reporting, your customers will be able to see all vendors progress and will begin to make decisions regarding whom they will do business with based on those reports, the better your scores, the more clients will want to do business with you, because your scores affect their scores.   GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS: We can walk you through the maze of Green Building certifications, LEED, Green Globes, BREEAM, National Green Building Standard, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Energy Star, Green Guard, NABERS, Green Star, CASBEE. What is your goal, purpose, intent?

ARE THERE ANY REGULATIONS THAT MAY AFFECT MY ASSETS?

There are several that may affect your business. Click here to learn more

OUR PROCESS

Get to know your philosophy and goals.

a.      Share Mission and Vision

b.      Tour your facility

Outline steps to accomplishment

a.      Fact finding

b.      Research Presentation

c.      Presentation

Outline Schedule

a.      Fact finding time

b.      Research time

c.      Writing time

Weekly updates (or more frequently if needed)

a.      Email updates

b.      In-Person updates

Approvals as needed for Project Steps/Vendors

a.     Even if you sign over the project to us, we will seek your input on all approval steps

b.     Vendors will contract with you, so you will be involved in the approval process

Final walk through/approval

a.      Walk-thru with us

b.      Walk thru with vendor(s)

c.       Final approval

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Bobby LaRon, MScM, FMP

Senior Commercial Property Manager

CBRE | Providence Account


I couldn't be more thrilled to share my thoughts on Brent’s exceptional skills and passion for sustainability in facilities management.  He brings an unparalleled level of expertise and dedication to every project he undertakes.

What sets Brent apart is his innate ability to seamlessly integrate sustainability principles into the realm of facilities management. His keen eye for identifying eco-friendly solutions and optimizing resource consumption is truly commendable. 

Beyond that, I've witnessed him lead indoor air quality educational sessions that not only ID each major technology but also why you might choose one tech over another to produce substantial cost savings for an organization.

Starting his own consultancy is a natural progression for Brent. His depth of knowledge, combined with his knack for innovation, will undoubtedly make a positive impact on any organization or project he becomes a part of. I wholeheartedly endorse Brent Ward and have no doubt that he will continue to drive positive change in the field of facilities management and sustainability.

CONTACT US

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

Phone Number

360-949-3346

Email

Brent@LeftCoastFC.com

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Left Coast to Bend and Centrailia to Salem

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Left Coast to Bend and Centrailia to Salem

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