Facilities Management Resources
Environmental Sustainability Opportunities
Best practices in reducing carbon footprint.
Green Building Certifications and Benchmarking
Overview of how green building and operation systems are impacting different stakeholders within the retail sector.
Green Leadership Best Practices
Unleash sustainability solutions and best practices within your company.
Retail Facilities and Sustainability
Retail store operations and maintenance is an important piece of a retailer's sustainability story.
Retailers discuss green initiatives and obstacles.
This article examines the role of retail in the growing demand for environmentally and socially responsible suppliers and products and provides advice to companies on how to get ahead.
Sustainability through Retail and Vendor Partnerships
Develop solutions in collaboration with vendors.
Sustainable FM Solutions
Developing a strong sustainability program depends on your company's structure, logistics and culture.
Walmart has implemented an extensive solid waste landfill reduction/recycling program and numerous special waste management programs. This article provides a high-level view into these programs.
Waste and recycling costs are ever increasing as landfills charge more and as refunds for recycled materials slowly diminish. A restaurant generates a large percentage of wet waste, which increases weight and, therefore, the cost to haul and dispose of it. We were challenged with reducing our waste costs by $3 million.
Walmart's design team was challenged with the amount of water their stores use.
Enhancing the Value of Life Cycle Assessment
EXTERNAL RESOURCE (Deloitte Development, LLC): This paper outlines how LCA can be used to assess the end-to-end environmental impacts of a business decision on overall value creation. Companies should spend ample time up front engaging with cross-functional stakeholders to define their objectives, then leverage the appropriate LCA toolset to produce actionable results. (This link will take you to a new page outside of www.prsm.com)
2012 Trends Report
Don’t be caught behind the curve on the four key topics detailed in PRSM’s 2012 Trends Report, available for download now. Get the latest on these developments impacting Facilities Management: Technology; Sustainability; Vendor Diversification and Retail Construction and the Economy.
Building Automation Systems (BAS) Toolkit
This Toolkit is a compilation of Guides, Education, Tools and general Resources from leading manufacturers in the building automation industry. One of the most active areas of business design and retrofit encompasses all things HVAC, including control systems. Retailers spend more than $20 billion on energy every year, and even a modest reduction in energy costs can result in a significant impact on profit margins and sales metrics. BAS solutions can help FMs achieve these goals. Energy Efficiency and Smart Energy will be key focus areas for FMs in the coming years, and for your benefit there are a number of related components in this kit. Regardless of your situation, and to help you tackle these issues, PRSM Association is here to help. We hope these resources help you mange upgrades to your buildings, as well as design and construction of the retail store of the future.
2013 Best Practices Book
2013 Best Practices follows the previous best practices books created by PRSM Association in the last three years. This publication is a resource of retail facility best practices and an education guide to inform the reader about best practices in retail facility management and maintenance.