Energy Consumption is One of the Biggest Cost Drivers in Facility Management.

There’s no getting around that. It’s also the area most Facility Managers focus on when trying to cut costs, and that’s not by accident.

They often see energy savings as a sign of improvement and progress that they can deliver to the C-Suite. While that’s true, the impact of such savings may be a little underwhelming. It makes for some good PR, but once you get past your LED projects, the return on investment is so low that the C-Suite may hesitate to really invest in long-term energy saving measures.

Energy projects require careful planning, consideration, and an accurate baseline of performance so improvements can be recorded. An Energy Performance Audit does just that, creating a common ground and situational awareness for both Facility Managers and the C-Suite. It can be a great place to start measuring your energy so you can see where you are, where you need to be, and track your progress along the way.

Are you working through the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Energy to Care Program or directly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Program? If so, we can assist you with those efforts. If not, we can help you get started!

Our Dynamic FCA works in tandem with an Energy Performance Audit to define in engineering terms the status and performance of the utility assets of the facility. The Energy to Care dashboard, including Energy Star rankings, will help define and track the energy costs associated with running those assets.

Achieving significant reductions in energy costs requires strategic investment of capital, and the Dynamic FCA with Energy Performance Audit is the ultimate baseline of information that every Facility Director should have available when making asset replacement and capital budgeting decisions.