Improving your building’s operational efficiency saves money, pays for improvements, and strengthens your bottom line
By making improvements to building systems and infrastructure, you can make your buildings work more efficiently - which means saving money and reducing emissions. A focus on operational efficiencies can include ongoing management of energy and water consumption, upgrading inefficient building systems and improving workspace utilization. Or start with simple solutions that have a big impact.
For example, Agilent Technologies, in Santa Clara, California, implemented companywide supply chain, facilities, and real estate management initiatives to meet its savings goals, and generated $4.9 million in operational cost savings in just seven months. ManpowerGroup, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, worked with Johnson Controls to find a more efficient, cost-effective way to manage its 750 branch offices in North America and its world headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a result, ManpowerGroup has saved $32 million in operational, maintenance, and real estate costs at its facilities.
Those are just a few of the many ways you can improve operational efficiency. Here are several more examples of solutions you can implement to make your building work:
- by replacing old windows with windows that let light in but keep heat out, you can illuminate and cool building interiors more efficiently.
- by upgrading or replacing old, inefficient HVAC equipment, you can reduce energy consumption.
- you can optimize your building’s efficiency, comfort, and safety by utilizing our Metasys® building management system to control and integrate key mechanical and electrical building systems – HVAC, lighting, security, fire, and safety. In so doing, you will also enhance the productivity of your facilities staff.
- by using real-time building performance data from Metasys®, you can make more informed decisions to further reduce operating costs.
- by taking advantage of wireless technologies, you’ll find it’s not necessary to rip out walls and cabling to install temperature, humidity, and lighting controls. That saves money.
- by deploying state-of-the-art surveillance systems and access control security systems, you will be better able to safeguard employees and visitors as well as valuable building assets. As an added operational efficiency benefit, these surveillance systems enable individual security staffers to monitor more areas, freeing coworkers for other security tasks.
- with reliable power and precise climate control in place, sensitive facilities such as data centers and research labs stay up and running and avoid downtime that could jeopardize critical projects and lead to higher costs.
Designing a more efficient workplace
In addition, by designing workplaces that use space more efficiently for the number of people actually working there, you have another opportunity for operational cost reduction. And when your workplaces are more efficient, so are your workers. Studies show that cleaner, greener, more comfortable workplaces boost productivity and reduce absenteeism.
To learn more about how others like you have achieved greater operational efficiency, read our case studies. To find out how Johnson Controls can help you, contact us, or try our operational and energy savings calculator today.