If your firm hasn’t done so already, you’ll want to come up with some things you can do to make your building more energy-efficient ASAP.
Employers are expected to pay 6% for energy in 2012.
That’s the average predicted by company decision-makers, according to a recent study by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
So what are your peers doing to control rising energy costs? The IFMA study found that 81% of firms are making lighting improvements, and 80% are opting for HVAC and/or control improvements.
The third most popular cost-cutting method companies are employing was adopting-energy conserving behaviors — powering down PCs, shutting off lights in empty meeting rooms, etc.
The study also highlighted how long businesses were willing to wait in order to see a return their energy-saving moves. The median maximum allowable payback period for energy-efficiency investments was almost four years, according to the study.