When FM company proposing energy saving projects to the client, few frequent question are always present: What is the total project budget? How much energy saving percentage can achieve? and; What will be payback period? Energy saving projects with low cost and shorter payback are normally given priority, since the funds they spent become available sooner from the savings. Property managers always looking to implement projects with minimal cost, which will not hamper their cash flows. Quick payback period also depict that the measure achieves high savings relative to its investment - more dollars returned per dollars spent as capital.
Buildings are accounts to huge amount of energy usage. Statistics shows that, buildings account for 35%-40% of energy consumption in the world, more than any other sector, sitting above transport and industry.
If you want to improve the performance of your building and are looking for a quick payback period and a high return on investment, watch out this area in next few weeks for how energy management experts involve around the world.
Dinesh Amarakoon - Sustainability Engineer (ASFM)