Throughout the United States, about $400 billion is spent on energy each year to serve commercial and industrial buildings. About 20% to 30% of this energy is lost. By now most facility managers (FMS) recognize that energy efficiency can decrease costs and aid in the bottom line, but they might still be seeking the most efficient solutions. Despite the fact that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to efficiency solutions, the desire to innovate and collaborate is necessary.
If you have a facility of reasonable size that is occupied 24/7/365, there are some simple ideas to find real savings cutting operating expenses.
MACH Energy, provider of cloud based energy management software, recently released survey results suggesting that, while facility management pros are continuing to implement more energy management systems (EMS), the market as a whole, remains in a potentially high-growth stage.
In the 2015 Industry Survey of Building Management Professionals, MACH gathered responses from facility professionals from numerous major metropolitan areas and throughout the United States.
Of the 800 survey respondents, 44% indicated they have an EMS in place to measure and reduce energy consumption. However, of these respondents, almost 70% listed a building management system (BMS) versus standalone EMS; this highlights another finding—confusion in the marketplace between EMS and BMS.