Facility Managers and Sustainability: Challenges, Best-Practices and Trends

Jamie Daubenspeck

As energy costs fluctuate, technology advances, and organizations continue their push for transparent energy and natural resource conservation, Facility Managers are more focused than ever on sustainable resource management.

The recent report, Facility Managers: Putting Energy & Sustainability Practices to Work, derived from Ecova’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Outlook Survey, offers specific insight into how Facility Managers are prioritizing energy, water, and waste efficiency initiatives in light of the forces at work in today’s market.

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The adoption of building and energy monitoring systems means greater and deeper insight into facilities’ asset-level energy consumption and performance.

The metrics they offer into site-level consumption and efficiency puts facility professionals in the position to make more calculated, informed decisions when it comes to energy, water and waste sustainability initiatives.

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As outlined in the report, however, facility professionals remain challenged, by an expectation of energy and water cost increases and relatively flat allocation of the resources they need to drive efficiency gains.

The report highlights key findings from surveyed facilities professionals and market insights on topics including:

  • Cap Ex Projects and Group Investment Priorities for Facilities
  • How Facility Professionals are Utilizing Energy Data to Drive Low/No Cost Efficiency Initiatives
  • The Role of Right-Sizing and Right-Streaming in Driving Toward Waste Reduction Goals
  • Go-to Strategies for Water Conservation

Read, Facility Managers: Putting Energy & Sustainability Practices to Work to learn more about the how facility professionals are shaping the future of sustainable energy, water and waste management.

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