A workplace sustainability program will not get far without employees squarely on board. A look at research and the experiences of major companies reveals best practices for building an employee engagement program, putting it to work, and measuring success. An effective engagement program follows five basic steps:
Implementing best practices in operations can significantly improve building efficiency. Today’s technologies create unprecedented energy data for analysis and action. The performance of building systems, operational changes and maintenance efforts can be tracked over time. These technology tools will be transformative if we continue to evolve our energy management practices, review the data, build our plans and act on new information. The goal? Bringing people and technology together to improve building performance.
By Clay Nesler As the U.S. green building movement enters its third decade, it is clear that the market has reached a tipping point. While the industry initially focused on new construction, more activity is now focused on existing buildings. The 2013 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) research study of 500 facility management executives in the U.S.
Reliability ranks first in data center management – but it shouldn’t obscure the need to be energy efficient. Smart organizations can reduce energy-related operating costs and environmental impact while still maintaining zero-downtime data facilities.
Today, facility managers often operate buildings by responding to alarms and occupant complaints. Tomorrow (and increasingly today) they will manage continuously, improving occupant comfort and energy management strategically through automated, connected technologies.
The Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency has been conducting the Energy Efficiency Indicator Study for three years in China and Australia. In 2013 Singapore was added. The first summary report on Asia reveals similarities and contracts between the three countries, and between Asia and other parts of the world. Respondents in Asia report that they are viewing and analyzing...