Sustainability And Energy Management Through IWMS Implementation
Posted: Oct 03, 2014
Today’s facility managers are challenged with the task of not only getting the greatest production possible from their properties, but also of controlling the amount and type of energy used. An integrated workplace management system offers the facility manager a software solution that makes monitoring the facilities and making pertinent decisions easy and effective. This is accomplished through three areas including:
- Space planning and management
- Project management and finance
- Operations management
How it Works
The integrated workplace management system provides tools for measuring and monitoring the energy consumed in each building and each individual department. The carbon emissions produced and the cost of the energy is also monitored. This allows the facility manager to look at areas where energy is being wasted and detect the highest use areas to ensure sustainable practices are in place and being followed throughout the life of a building. Having the ability to track the building performance data from a central database in real time simplifies and streamlines the facility management process to ensure each building has the smallest associated environmental risk possible. The functions of the system also support decision making and enhance compliant reporting.
The impact of the integrated workplace management system will save the business money and increase the value of the real estate portfolio. While the majority of data on energy consumption is available without an IWMS, it exists in separate sources that have little impact when evaluated separately. Having all of the information together in a central database where it is efficiently structured and presented in real-time makes it possible to analyze patterns of energy use according to time and location and in comparison to other facilities. Compliancy reporting becomes effortless and a realistic record of the real estate energy use can be maintained over any period of time. The integrated workplace management system makes your efforts to maintain and manage energy use reliable and consistent.
Improve Property Value
The IWMS is an invaluable tool for real estate companies which strive to keep ahead of the competition. This highly competitive market calls for streamlining costs in every possible area in order to increase their bottom line The IWMS provides the information need to reduce energy costs, increase property value and improve the reputation of the business. Today’s consumers appreciate the efforts of businesses to operate with more environmentally-friendly practices that also make the property they want to buy cheaper to own and to operate.
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
Real estate businesses and other multi-facility businesses rely on KPIs that interpret their actions and their efforts at compliancy reporting. The integrated workplace management system offers access to relevant KPIs to take your management skills to the next level. With easy access to all the information you need, you have more time available to implement the changes that are needed to improve energy use and to easily identify opportunities that will save money and energy without the need for extensive research or comparing data from a variety of resources. Instead, you can rely on KPIs that make you proactive so you can identify areas that need improvement and make the changes happen.
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