07/23/2012

Sustainable Operations Yield Business Benefits

 

While there’s room to improve, building owners are increasingly funding building efficiency projects.

A recent study by Siemens Building Technologies Division reveals that while U.S. buildings are on track for more sustainable operations, more aggressive measures could be implemented.

Titled A Path to Achieving Higher Building Performance and conducted in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Construction, the study explores trends in specific operational improvements, ongoing operational services, and renovations within the commercial office, healthcare, and higher education sectors.

Key findings include:

  • Despite the economy, owners are investing in their buildings and plan to continue to do so. In particular, they are increasing investment in operational activities that do not require significant up-front expense in order to yield benefits. For example, owners report one-year operating cost savings of 8-11% from their efforts.
  • Owners report significant business benefits from their investments in high performance building improvements, including ROI increases of 13% for commercial offices, 18% for healthcare facilities, and 15% for higher education buildings.
  • The trend isn’t limited to energy and operating cost savings. Owners are investing in their buildings for a variety of reasons. In particular, healthcare and higher education owners are influenced by higher satisfaction and the well-being of building occupants

The study also grouped buildings into four categories of sustainable improvement levels, from few to no green projects to a complete transformation. Most U.S. buildings fell in the middle range for improving building performance.

The research focuses on improvements and services conducted or initiated in the past three years and those planned for the next three years.

Interviews were conducted with 150 building portfolio owners. The complete study is available at www.industry.usa.siemens.com.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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