PRSM 2012 Best Practices - (Page 49)

FOrMuLATiNg grEEN SOLuTiONS AUTHOR Mark Manfredi, Vice President COMPANY Advanced Power technologies chAllenge: A large national retailer with more than 7,000 locations was exploring ways to accomplish several objectives and challenged its facilities department to come up with solutions for the following: 1. Make changes in the store with high degrees of visibility to show customers the company’s commitment to being sensitive to the environment and a green company. 2. Reduce the money spent on consumable products the store uses. 3. Reduce the tremendous plumbing and cleaning costs related to restroom issues. Analysis showed brown tri-fold paper towels in the restrooms were being used at up to 10 times the recommended quantity. These towels were often flushed down the toilets and thrown into the urinals causing serious plumbing blockages, increasing maintenance costs. Employees were also faced with very distasteful restroom cleanup. best PrActice: High efficiency hand dryers were installed in and the paper towel dispensers were removed from the restrooms. A custom cover was used on each unit with the retailer’s logo as well as a factual message telling customers , “One ton of paper consumes 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill and pollutes 20,000 gallons of water during manufacturing,” sending a message of ecological responsibility. results: Paper towel consumption was eliminated and plumbing issues were reduced by 97 percent resulting in considerable cost savings in the pilot locations. VeriFicAtion oF eFFiciency And sAVings cAPtured: The consumable savings provided a less-than-24-month return on investment factoring in electric usage, the dryers and installation. In some cases, the reduction in plumbing expense alone proved a return on investment of six months or less. The environmentally friendly message on the dryers engaged the customer and highlighted the company commitment to being ecologically responsible. 2012 Best Practices | 49 http://www.prsm.com/bestpractices

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
Index.

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