Sustainability on a Budget: Meeting Competing Facility Needs with Fewer Dollars

October 27, 2011

By Susan Buchanan, LEED-AP, Project Director, VFA, Inc.

Organizations are challenged to meet sustainability objectives and mandates within severely constrained budgets. Overall success hinges on their ability to smartly evaluate and prioritize sustainability investments to achieve the greatest impact, all within the context of overall business objectives.

Tomorrow at IFMA’s World Workplace 2011, I’ll be discussing how ultimately, sustainable practices need to be integrated into not only daily facility management, but also into the long-term facilities capital planning process. By combining green initiatives with detailed data about overall requirements across an existing building portfolio, organizations can get a holistic view of a facility‚Äôs needs to maximize both facility condition and sustainability.

If you’re attending IFMA World Workplace, please stop by – the session is at 2:45 pm on Friday, part of the “What Keeps You Up At Night?” roundtable series.

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