Examples of FM BENCHMARKING Reports
This chart shows how the overall maintenance costs for Building A, which has an area of 1.35M ft2, compares to those for similar facilities. The building is in Q4, indicating a need for improvement. Reducing costs by $0.80/ft2 (by implementing best practices) would move Building A to Q2, saving over $1M per year. Premium and Starter Editions only
This chart shows overall janitorial performance for Building B, which has a two-shift operation, as specified by the “hours of operation per day” filter. The building falls in the high end of Q2 (about $452/occupant), indicating that improvement is possible. Q1 performance could be achieved by reducing costs to $330/occupant using janitorial best practices, saving $371K/yr based on 3,040 occupants. Premium and Starter Editions only
This table shows five best practices based on consumptive (rather than cost) benchmarks for Building C, which is in Q2. To determine which practices are most likely to impact performance, we need to examine buildings in Q1 (the next higher quartile) and Q2. Note that only the first practice has been implemented at this facility; items 2–5 all have a higher implementation percentage in Q1 — except for motion sensors in restrooms/washrooms, which may not significantly affect overall energy use. FM BENCHMARKING includes about 40 best practices — those that have resulted in the most impact — for utilities consumption alone. Premium and Starter Editions only
This chart shows how optimizing space utilization can impact total operating costs. In Building D, which is has an area of 1.34M ft2, space utilization is about 435 gross square feet (GSF) per person. By consolidating occupants and eliminating the leased space, Building D could move to Q1 (at about 315 GSF/person), reducing its portfolio by 360,000 GSF. Assuming operating costs of about $7/ft2, this would save about $2.5M; in addition, eliminating the lease payments of about $15/ft2 would save about $5.4M, for a total savings of almost $8M annually.
Because trend reports provide information about a building’s performance over time, they comprise an important benchmarking tool that is especially meaningful to senior management. Trend reports show how implementing best practices will generally reduce costs and improve service levels. This chart shows the trended performance results for a large corporate headquarters facility. Premium Edition only