Facility Management Tips to Reduce Waste in Commercial Buildings

One of the primary roles of the facility manager is to manage the resources of their business and building as efficiently as possible. The first step in this endeavor should always be minimizing waste. This is easier said than done, but there are many things that a facility manager can do to reduce waste in their commercial building.

One of the best ways to reduce waste is to install equipment that consumes less. Motion-activated light switches, for example, ensure that power only goes to lights when occupants actually need it, and flushless urinals save many thousand gallons of water every year. Any initial expense incurred from buying and installing is quickly recouped by their savings. If you reduce your facility’s consumption by a significant enough amount, you might even qualify for certain tax breaks.

Another type of equipment that is useful for reducing utility waste is the kind that does the same amount of work for less energy. Switching to fluorescent or LED lightbulbs or water-based appliances marked as “green” will cut down on wasteful usage of electricity and water. Do some research on what efficient equipment could fit your facility’s needs first, then pick the most cost-effective option for you.

Installing and maintaining resource-saving equipment will save resources and money in the long run. To learn more about MaintenX can help select the best kind for your commercial facility and install it on-site, please call us today.