“The Value of Facility Condition Assessments to Sustainability Programs”written by Angela Lewis can be read in the August issue of FMLink, the largest independent magazine on the Net for facilities managers.
The article suggests that FCAs are an important tool to help support sustainable decisions. It provides an overview of what a FCA is, provides several suggestions about how FCAs impact sustainable decision making, and closes with a practical example and includes the following:
Financial Impact #1: Budgets
Financial Impact #2: Equipment Life
Environmental Impact: Reduced Energy Consumption
Social Impact #1: Doing the Right Thing
Social Impact #2: Continued Customer Satisfaction
Social Impact #3: Improved Work Environment
Angela Lewis, PE, PhD, LEED AP, FMP, is a project manager with Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) specializing in facility management technology. She has written numerous articles and book chapters. With a diverse background including HVAC design, research and facility management consulting she enjoys helping facility management and operations teams identify and solve complex challenges. She can be reached at email@example.com.