As a facilities manager, are you looking for ways to improve your building’s energy performance and decrease operational costs but aren’t sure where to start? Joining a campaign in the Better Buildings® challenge may provide you with the resources you’re looking for.
Category: Energy Management and Lighting
Are you doing everything in your power (pun intended) to improve the efficiency of your building? Aside from environmental benefits, implementing energy-efficient practices and technologies in your facility can result in big savings down the line. Read on for a look into six effective ways to reduce your building’s energy usage. Whether you execute them […]
Are you benchmarking your building’s performance yet? For facilities managers, collecting building performance data and benchmarking it makes good business sense because this process can reveal inefficiencies and wasted resources at your facility. By benchmarking energy and water consumption and waste generation data, you will be able to not only understand your building’s performance and […]
Light is a force that has a powerful impact on the human body. Studies have shown that dedicated applications of lighting can have an effect on all aspects of a worker’s experience, including reduction in eyestrain, illness, accidents, and even absenteeism. Here are 5 key considerations when evaluating and optimizing the lighting in your facility.
The environment where people work can have a huge effect on their morale, motivation, and performance. An office’s physical design can make a big difference for employers, and it’s up to facilities managers to help their tenants create the best possible workplace. Here are some tips for creating a more agile workplace at your building.
To make buildings more comfortable, functional, and efficient, facility management professionals should consider how people think and feel. Research shows that investing in green buildings not only helps the environment but also has a positive impact on our psychology. From improving decision-making ability to minimizing depression, green buildings enhance your organization and contribute to your […]
Wasted energy literally means money out the door of your business—and ultimately lower profitability. In addition, there is a strong correlation between the comfort of your space and an efficient HVAC system, which is another reason to focus on this often overlooked topic.
In the facilities management and commercial real estate sectors, the disconnect between building owners and tenants can slow the switch to energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star® program, a significant portion of a building’s energy use is under the direct or indirect control of the occupants.
As a facilities manager, you know that decreasing the energy consumption of your building is good for the planet and the bottom line. You may have already deployed effective strategies, including purchasing energy-efficient equipment and promoting a culture of conservation within the workplace. But did you know that there may be additional incentives for businesses […]
Facility managers have a critical role to play in energy management at their properties. They are expected to not simply save money on utilities, but maintain critical systems and find ways to extend the life of those systems. Oh, and you need to make all of that happen with your already limited budget and staff.