June 27 is World Facility Management Day!
According to this website World Facility Management Day “… aims at raising the profile of the facilities management profession on a global scale.” Personally, I cannot think of a more deserving group of people to be recognized with their own day.
As a group, facility managers are responsible for the central nervous system of this countrys commercial, industrial and institutional businesses. In addition to their traditional role of safe, efficient and economical operation of plant and equipment, they are increasingly becoming the corporate sustainability champions.
As one of the few energy services companies that approaches smart grid opportunities from the customer side of the meter, we work with facility managers all of time. As a result, we have always known the important role that facility can play in helping the smart grid live up to its potential.
One of the most common reasons cited in blogs and articles for slow progress on the smart grid is customer adoption. Well, the people responsible for making that adoption happen are celebrating today with little or no recognition from the smart grid industry.
In closing, I thought it would be appropriate to mention this statistic published in a recent Staples Advantage survey. We agree with the statement and you can read the entire article here.
75% of Employees Acknowledge Facility Managers Have ‘Saved The Day’
Happy World Facility Management Day to all of our customers.