Facility Management

How facility managers can lead sustainability efforts

Australia’s 160,000 commercial buildings are predicted to contribute over 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during 2019.1 In Sydney, commercial and industrial buildings consume 24 percent of the municipal water supply or nearly 150 million litres per day.2 Between 2016 and 2017, 67 million tonnes of waste (gross) was produced in Australia, of which about a quarter was construction and demolition waste in addition to a good chunk of operational waste from commercial buildings.3 In short, commercial buildings have a significant environmental footprint, but there are many things facility managers can do to lead sustainability efforts within their facility.

After the ribbon’s been cut and the tenants has moved in, it’s the

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