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IWFM Publishes Energy Management Good Practice Guide

IWFM Publishes Energy Management Good Practice Guide
21 March 2024

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and Carbon Numbers have produced an updated guide to energy management in buildings for facilities managers.

The Energy Management Good Practice Guide centres the facilities management sector as crucial in helping businesses to make informed decisions about sustainability. A recent IWFM survey showed that, of 630 FMs questioned, only 13 per cent led energy efficiency plans in their organisation. 2 per cent said they had no involvement, 6 per cent had little involvement, 8 per cent had minor involvement and 17 per cent were just ordinary stakeholders.

IWFM’s guide offers its members advice on developing an energy policy, goal setting, and long-term management, against the backdrop of climate change and energy crises.

Neil Fright FIWFM, CEO of Carbon Numbers, said: “We all see the daily, and often devastating, effects of climate change, and carbon reduction is at the top of the agenda for change. The energy crisis has also brought focus on the cost of utilities and the key question remains how to make buildings smarter and more efficient, reduce costs and minimise carbon emissions.”

Sofie Hooper, Head of Policy and Research at IWFM, added: “We’re excited to bring this resource to our members at a time when they continue to navigate a complex and uncertain energy market, while trying to meet much-needed ambitious corporate climate change targets which will require thoughtful investment approaches. Sustainability is a core pillar of activity for IWFM and this GPG takes into account what we’ve seen evidenced in our recently published Sustainability Survey Report.”

“This guide will bring valuable insights to aid FMs in managing this key area, assisting them in seeking the finances and resources they need as well as evaluating best practice, setting targets and reporting outcomes.”

Non-IWFM members can review a preview of the guide here.

Picture: a photograph of a wall mounted-lamp. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 March 2024


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