20 Jun '12, 10am

Does your facility meet the #triplebottomline? A must read on #peopleplanetprofit & making buildings #energyefficient

While benefits to the environment form the moral case for more energy efficient and sustainable buildings, it is the payback to investors and building owners which make the economic case. And without a strong business case for RPM, the entire initiative is likely to be stopped dead in its tracks. Stakeholder expectations are first and foremost economic in nature, with the strongest focus on life-cycle costing, energy costs and management, and building functionality. Other concerns for the stakeholder extend to ecological issues, social value and regulatory compliance. An RPM plan needs to speak to the specific expectations and desires of the owners and stakeholders based on the company or institution. While the stakeholder expectations of a healthcare facility might differ from those in the real estate development sector, one commonality is that all stakeholders want to kn...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/print/94408

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