It is no secret that a focused, well-defined sustainability strategy is beneficial to an organization’s bottom line, whether it is a federal, private-sector, military or nonprofit entity. Sustainable practices are not only the right thing to do for the environment; they also benefit the communities in which they are implemented. Sustainability is the business implementation of environmental responsibility.
Sustainability is all around us. Federal, state and local governments are increasingly applying regulatory constraints on design, construction and facility operations standards. Employees expect their employers to act responsibly, and vice versa. Going green is no longer a fad or a trend, but a course of action for individuals and businesses alike – benefiting the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.
Today’s facility manager needs to be able to clearly communicate the benefits and positive economic impact of sustainability and energy-efficient practices, not only to the public, but also to the C-suite. While there is a dramatic need for each of us – and our organizations – to care for the environment, it is just as important that we convey to executives and stakeholders how these initiatives can benefit our company’s financial success.
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