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The Facility Management Handbook, 4th Edition by Richard Payant, Kathy O. Roper

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Sustainability Financials, Acceptance, and Implementation

Pulse Points

  • Life-cycle cost analysis is the primary tool to analyze green buildings versus the traditional design, construction, and operation of buildings.
  • Savings are not the only benefit of sustainable practices; environmental improvements and social impacts also factor into sustainable decisions for most organizations.
  • It does not have to cost more to build a sustainable building if the green intent is properly established from the start.
  • Facility managers can document tremendous savings when sustainable operational practices are adopted.
  • Various management tools can be used for sustainability projects.

One of the excuses most frequently heard about building or operating sustainable ...

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