How long can this go on…?

The traditional model for governing countries seems to be splitting at the seams and in all of our lives we need to look at doing things differently, as is commonly said “we need to work smarter not just harder.”


So my thoughts drift to sustainability and getting the most out of what we have instead of assuming there is a ‘money tree’ we run to every time we need an asset.


By managing the life of our assets we can extend the life by up to three times and enjoy the corresponding savings to use on other projects.


And, community wide we should be measuring performance indicators to mitigate risk and to reduce our organisations’ carbon footprints and achieve other environmental goals.


The tools are there in the form of a very neat ARCHIBUS application that gives a clear visual dashboard with an easy to use interface.




The Assessment Scoreboard provides users with a graphical approach to evaluate high-priority environmental sustainability items objectively and then drill down for more detailed information on individual items.

Of course you can use spreadsheet and database approaches to manage sustainability ... but this is a purpose built application that interfaces readily to other systems you are already using.


The benefits of using the app include:

  • It establishes proactive sustainability processes that can improve operational efficiencies, enhance stakeholder work environments, and boost asset value
  • Identifies which assets should be repaired, renovated or replaced to achieve environmental efficiency goals or support an existing LEED™ or BREEAM® rating program
  • Improves capital budgeting and planning capabilities by tracking costs and budgets associated with environmental deficiencies
  • Increases efficiency of sustainability efforts by integrating assessment with work order management and by using a unified data repository

More and more, an increasing number of organisations are recognising the strategic value of reducing their carbon footprint to protect the environment and enhance their bottom line. Web-based ARCHIBUS Environmental Sustainability Assessment helps make the concept of environmental sustainability a reality by tracking, ranking, and documenting details on the condition and use of physical assets so remedial action can be taken.


Unlike spreadsheets and other manual processes, the application provides a truly objective and systematic method of identifying and prioritising facility replacements, upgrades, and renovations, based on environmental sustainability criteria while leveraging other ARCHIBUS facilities data from its central repository.


What’s more by using only spreadsheets and other manual processes, many facility professionals lack the centralised data and productivity tools needed to reduce their carbon footprint by a specific percentage per year. Or, they may find it difficult to measure existing conditions, quantify the impact of deficiencies, and prioritise items within an overall remediation program.


ARCHIBUS Environmental Sustainability Assessment provides both the tools and objective methodology to establish proactive sustainability processes that are both environmentally and economically defensible.


You can promote an “evaluative culture” among stakeholders, in which proactive sustainability concepts are incorporated into daily operations and you can support executive-level justification and approval of  sustainability projects by providing a holistic lifecycle view from initiation through validation.


To find out more about how to implement ARCHIBUS Environmental Sustainability at your organisation please call us at: 0118 977 6580 or you can email us at:


Your Staff Make It Work: The Real Value of Training 12/09/2018

A lot of my time with clients involves running formal training courses and workshops. Recently this has included courses aimed at mobile workers who deal with both Reactive and Preventive...
read more view all blog posts