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Energy-Efficient Systems and Labor Management: Benefits & Savings

Energy-efficient systems and effective labor management help Facilities Managers do more with less.

The need to do more with less has become a standard in facilities management, and inefficient systems result in higher labor expenses by requiring more reactive maintenance. Thus, Facilities Managers that implement energy-efficient systems to can take advantage of significant benefits and keep costs in control.

Inefficient Systems and Processes Add to Facilities Spend and Devalue Employee Morale

The problem with inefficient systems is not limited to, poor asset function, and diminished asset health. According to a recent survey of workers, reports Facility Executive, more than half of workers in industries using outdated technology are dissatisfied with their work. In other words, facilities management professionals working with obsolete technologies and resources are more likely to quit than their peers using advanced or “smart” technologies.

Energy-Efficient Systems Are Intuitive and Require Less Work to Manage

The benefits of energy-efficient systems are easily recognized when calculating life-cycle costs for facility assets. For instance, Facilities Managers must consider installation and maintenance labor costs in future HVAC systems after an upgrade, explains FacilitiesNet. The ancillary value in using a facility-wide smart building solution is derived from the benefits achieved through better labor management.

As explained by Cathy Walker via FacilitiesNet, concrete resurfacing has the net effect of reducing labor costs, but calculating the costs of resurfacing to justify it require software capable of tracking past, current, and project expenses. Since the system is connected to the overarching Facilities Management platform, energy-efficiency improvements can be tracked with greater accuracy concerning budget constraints and lower overall labor costs.

How to Make the Most of Smart Building Solutions and Analytics for Asset Performance, Energy Management, and Labor Cost Reductions

As explained by David Cosaboon of FacilitiesNet, predictive, preventative maintenance is based on both planned and scheduled work in conjunction with data-based recommendations to minimize excess labor costs, reduce demand for replacement parts, and increase equipment or asset longevity. As a result, Facilities Managers are eager to implement a predictive maintenance program, but it helps to have a few best practices to maximize savings truly. As noted by Matt Ernst via FacilitiesNet, these practices include:

  1. Keep it relatable and easy-to-understand.
  2. A shift from reactive to proactive maintenance.
  3. Track and manage energy use.
  4. Improve occupant comfort by a set percentage.
  5. Build a robust, broad team, and collaborate.
  6. Define clear, measurable goals for system implementation and ongoing management.

Do More With Less With Energy-Efficient Systems and the Right Labor Management Strategy Now

Facilities Managers are under immense pressure to do more with less, and energy efficient systems can be a stepping stone in achieving cost reductions relating to labor management. Learn how your organization can use energy-efficient systems and automated processes to reduce labor costs and increase energy savings by contacting ENTOUCH at 1-800-820-3511 or filling out the online contact form today.