BIFM Avdocates Energy Management Best Practice With Release Of Practical Guidance

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new Good Practice Guide providing practical guidance for facilities management professionals. The Energy Audits Good Practice Guide supported by Hoare Lea is the latest in a series of new and improved guides to support standards and professionalism in facilities management (FM).

Jacqueline Gillman, Product Development Manager at BIFM said: “This latest Good Practice Guide shows how the procedures defined by the facilities manager for day to day operation have a significant impact on a building’s energy performance. With energy costs looking set to increase again it provides practical insight on issues surrounding usage and the cost implications. Therefore, we believe it will provide excellent and useful and timely guidance to our members as well as others working in the wider industry.”

The Energy Audits Good Practice Guide presents good practice for some of the important energy management procedures ranging from developing an energy policy to deciding which improvements to make. It enables facilities managers to compare the results of an energy audit with good practice in both energy use and energy related procedures in order to manage their organisation’s energy costs.

Ian Durbin, Partner at Hoare Lea said: “Hoare Lea are delighted to have been involved in the production of this Good Practice Guide on Energy Audits. Clear and practical guidance to allow facilities managers to understand where their buildings’ energy use is going, control it and then reduce it is more important now than ever. Increased energy costs, stretched supply capacity in the network and stringent carbon reduction targets all point to the need to improve energy use in buildings. This guide is a great place to start that process.”

The Energy Audits Good Practice Guide part of BIFM’s efforts in helping facilities management professionals deliver outstanding FM and define best practice in energy management. FM professionals can access practical tips and considerations for improving their energy use, manage energy costs, and protect the environment.

Good Practice Guides are available for BIFM members as part of their membership benefits. FM professionals that are not BIFM members are able to purchase the GPGs for £19.99.