Energy efficiency, as a tactic for better building performance, has been around for decades – much longer than net zero goals. However, the tactics you can take when it comes to energy efficiency can play a big role in meeting sustainability goals and net zero targets.
It is commonly thought that sustainability and finance are opposing forces, and that you must sacrifice one for the sake of the other. However, the Triple Bottom Line concept is becoming more relevant today as sustainability and financial considerations continue to intersect.
Generally, the better the roof system, the more warranty coverage you get and the lower your financial risk which can very likely lead to a lower total cost of ownership for that asset in the long run.
HVAC represents 60%+ of a building’s energy use, so this area of building management is one of the best ways to target reducing energy use and carbon emissions. And since upgrading this type of equipment could be a 20-year investment, it’s important to take strong steps toward a successful, long-term outcome, especially in the face of a world that is increasingly penalizing businesses for maintaining outdated, inefficient equipment.
When we refer to energy risk management, we mean making smart choices about energy procurement, taking into consideration the needs of your company and facilities. Remember: risk doesn’t mean bad things will definitely happen, but it does impact buildings, facilities, and an energy market that are constantly changing. Risk management means navigating the unknown that comes along with that change.
INSIGHTS | 7 Key Take-Aways from a Reverse Auction ExampleA reverse auction is a procurement method in which the traditional roles of buyer and seller are reversed, meaning there is only one buyer with many potential vendors. These types of auctions have been employed by both government entities and the private sector for decades, offering a proven […]
Beyond brick and mortar, the complex mechanical and technology systems that have become a part of our daily business lives would have been considered science fiction just a few decades ago. With these vast and interconnected systems comes an array of vendor relationships and skill sets that can bog down even the savviest of facility managers. This challenge – in short – is why we’re defining what turnkey program management means for companies that are striving for optimal facility operations today and tomorrow.