Business Case

Conventional Business Practices

Conventional Business Practices

By implementing sustainability initiatives, companies can:
  • Substantially reduce energy costs
  • Improve efficiency in business operations
  • Re-evaluate procurement/implement cost controls
  • Mitigate potential risk and reduce absenteeism
  • Increase employee productivity and boost morale
  • Foster collaboration and team building
  • Demonstrate social responsibility to stakeholders
  • Generate potential new business

Due to overwhelming evidence of the global warming effects of carbon emissions, the trend for businesses to address their impacts on the environment is growing exponentially.  Regardless of the underlying motives, many companies are recognizing that in order to remain competitive in the marketplace, they need to make an effort to be environmentally responsible.  However, there are still many companies who are standing on the side lines, waiting to be convinced of the value of making significant changes in their operations.   What many companies frequently overlook are the incredible opportunities that a sustainable approach offers.

Companies are facing inevitable changes due to the current circumstances in today’s marketplace.  Recent economic growth following the downturn has enticed many business leaders to rethink the limitations of conventional business practices and adjust to shifting values.  Today, keeping in touch with what customers view as important is more critical than reducing operational costs.  Implementing sustainable methods are not only good business practices that align with fast changing business values – they are excellent opportunities to implement energy management strategies, re-evaluate standard operations, and improve business processes that directly impact the bottom line.  An ideal area to evaluate such opportunities is in facilities.

Because facilities is directly involved with cost-control, building maintenance, day-to-day operations, and employee productivity, it is the department that has the greatest leverage to implement best practices.   Unfortunately, many facilities managers are not familiar with sustainability, and those who are prove to have limited knowledge and/or experience.

reDefining Facilities has expertise in identifying cost-saving opportunities associated with energy efficiency measures and a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively apply sustainable approaches to business operations.  Using a holistic approach, reDefining Facilities can identify the opportunities that will provide the greatest returns in reducing overhead costs while maximizing GHGe reductions.  Informed by the most current information on sustainability practices, redefining Facilities provides the most up-to-date applications involving energy efficiency and sustainable practices in today’s business environment.  In addition, we have a strong network of certified vendors who are current on sustainable practices and who can provide professional services as needed.

The extent to which each client chooses to investigate options involving carbon reduction is strictly up to them – reDefining Facilities is dedicated to honoring the degree to which a company chooses to implement sustainable facilities management options.   For those who are interested in diving deeper into the complexity of change management and long term strategic planning, we can recommend sustainability consultants who specialize in these areas.

reDefining Facilities has recognized the need for businesses to take an active role in making the environment a priority and thus integrate sustainability into their business strategies.  Our goal is to demonstrate how the effective implementation of best practices can benefit a company’s bottom line as well as the environment and potentially expand market share.  When the benefits of sustainability are quantified and the risk of inaction is weighed, the business decision is clear.

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