To help save the environment and reach the UN’s sustainability goals, millions of buildings must get smart and green by 2030. That’s a tall order. And it will cost an arm and a leg. Right?
That’s the common perception. But is it so?
For a reality check, I spoke with two leaders in building management and data automation systems: Daniel Scalisi, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer, SmartCSM; and Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development, Siemens AG.
Both offer evidence that companies can not only go green economically, they can actually make money at it.
- Martin Powell: Performance contracting “can guarantee energy reduction outcomes that pay for the entire upfront cost of retrofitting and installing the new technology.” he says.
- Daniel Scalisi: “Once organizations start managing their electrical, HVAC, and other systems online instead of on paper, large efficiencies result.” Savings 10 times greater than total program costs are common, he reports.
For details, see our complete article in FacilitiesNet: Does It Cost “Too Much” to Make Existing Buildings Green?
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