Premium Edition

The Premium Edition is our most robust benchmarking solution.

FM BENCHMARKING’s Premium Edition is our full-featured benchmarking solution. It not only provides access to our rapidly growing database, but it also tells you which best practices will improve your performance and save money. The Premium Edition is for those who have been benchmarking for at least 2 years and have at least 50 buildings.

The Premium Edition offers several features that are not available in our other products:

  • Trend reports that show how your building’s performance has changed from year to year (for up to 5 years)
  • Detailed cost breakdowns and analyses for utilities, maintenance, and other areas
  • Comparison reports for buildings (both within and outside of your inventory) for a given benchmarking metric
  • Specialized data fields for carbon footprint, facility condition index, and other items

Available Surveys

Space Utilization • Utilities • Maintenance • Janitorial • Security • Sustainability • Waste / Recycling • Parking / Paving • Grounds

Key Performance Charts

There are over 60 reports available to FM BENCHMARKING users; this list is just a sampling.

  • Space utilization
  • Utilities: electric cost per area, total utilities cost per occupant, total energy consumption per area, water consumption per occupant)
  • Maintenance: maintenance cost per person and per square foot, area maintained per FTE, janitorial cost per person and per square foot, cost per area cleaned, area cleaned per FTE
  • Security: security cost per area, area secured per FTE
  • Waste and recycling: total waste and recycling cost per area, percent recycled, grounds and paving, grounds cost per area


Results are presented on a per-unit-area, per-occupant, and per-worker basis for costs and utility consumption.

  • Percentage of facility occupied by a data center
  • Work order completion rate*
  • Facility condition index*
  • Service response time*
  • Carbon footprint*
  • Energy Star and LEED ratings*
  • Annual visitor count*
  • Visitor and security details*
  • Best practices*
  • Per adjusted discharge**
  • Many more*

* Specialized surveys / reports
** Certain building types (such as health care facilities) only


FM BENCHMARKING lets you input data and view results using any units!

  • Square feet, square meters
  • U.S. gallons, Imperial gallons, liters
  • Therms, cubic feet, cubic meters
  • Pounds, kilograms
  • BTUs, kilowatt hours
  • Acres or hectares
  • Local currency

Data Requirements

You will need to input a limited amount of data — gross area, total utility expenses, total maintenance expenses, etc. — to run the Premium Edition. Although more data will increase this tool’s value, it’s not required, and you can target specific areas for more detailed benchmarking analyses. All of the data you’ll need is typically readily available and easy to input. See our FAQs to learn more.