In the present era, the focus of environmental protection lies in adopting energy efficiency in different ways while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings and their activities are responsible for emitting a significant share of greenhouse gas. Numerous trends like growth of population, migration to densely populated areas, and rising level of lifestyle had contributed to potentially increasing the level of pollution throughout the world.
It is quite evident that in many organizations the level of energy performance is below optimum. Before the pandemic struck us, it was found to aim around 70 percent of existing establishments that they are using more energy than normal levels. There are many reasons behind this and they can be found at all stages right from building conception to designing to delivery of services. In India, this scenario is not quite different. Problems like improper measuring, insufficiency in management, and lack of commissioning have caused poor facility management in most organizations. Also, in some businesses, the focus lies on construction and design mostly rather than on performance. This is because the perspective of the construction industry is taken into consideration and the end result is given emphasis rather than the procedure of service providing from scratch.
Integrated facility management for ensuring energy efficiency
Needless to say, facility managers refer to a team of experts that function as a critical resource in reducing energy usage and improve savings on utility in different business establishments. Here are a few things that the facility managers can do to ensure reduced energy consumption:
The prime reason for the development of smart cities in India is to efficiently assess and save energy while promoting renewable resources. The United Nations habitat has estimated that urban areas account for around 55 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally. According to TERI, The Energy and Resources Institute, smart cities will gradually come out as means of energy management which, in turn, can reduce pollution all across the world. With the emergence of COVID-19, the whole world has almost come to a standstill; the momentum with which the global economy was surging has paused. Businesses across industries are facing a never seen before challenge but this is also a passing phase. With government aid and other assistance, businesses will be able to overcome this situation. Some industries are having a hard time while others are carving means to thrive. There is hardly any sector that is not impacted by this pandemic.