Low-Hanging Green Fruit – Cost-Effective Ways O&M Can Save Energy

For the past decade or two, the latest and greatest advances in design methodologies and sustainable products have garnered much of the attention and headlines.  However, with my stint in the energy arena, I was continually perplexed by the millions of dollars expended on technologically-advanced energy conservation projects, while ripe, low-hanging green fruit dangled untouched from the O&M branches.  Couple this befuddlement with the fact that facility departments generally have direct control and/or responsibility for approximately 75% of a building’s energy use.  It is high-time we plucked those overripe fruit, claim the savings, and use them to drive our facility programs forward.

Click here to read the article as published in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of IFMA’s FMJ.

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