5 Steps to Optimizing Facility Performance

Facility managers, CEOs, and CFOs all face headwinds in managing their facility investments. Whether it be because of technological complexity or just a lack of time and funding, building owners struggle to operate their facilities at optimal levels. This means they are losing money they could be saving and energy they could be conserving. Below is step one of a five-step series on optimizing your facility performance and maximizing your return on investment. These optimization metrics include:

  • Energy Savings
  • Utility Incentives
  • Operation and Maintenance Savings
  • Increased Occupant Comfort, Health, and Productivity
  • Reduced Carbon Emissions

Step 1: Energy Benchmarking, Goals, and Strategies
Maximizing your return on investment requires that you benchmark, set goals, and strategize. Why? Because there simply are never enough resources to go around.

  • Energy Benchmarking: Tracks what you're using and spending on each meter and building.

  • Goals: Help determine what you should be using and spending.

  • Strategies: Establish your overall direction before you move to planning and execution.  


  • Energy Benchmarking: Automates and applies analytics to track and understand building performance data. Software selection is key, with considerations including customizability, IPMVP standards, interval meter data, and integration with ENERGY STAR™ Portfolio Manager.

  • Goals and Strategies: Establish where you want your facilities to be at a specific point in the future with metrics such as energy savings, payback, ROI, energy use intensity, ENERGY STAR™ score, etc.

Keep an eye on your email for Steps 2-5 of the Five-Step Process!

Step 2: Optimizing Existing Facilities
Step 3: Optimizing Capital Projects
Step 4: Sustaining Optimization
Step 5: Maximizing Building Controls

Who We Are
Sitton Energy Solutions is an independent energy management firm that helps clients maximize their energy savings and return on investments.
The Sitton Solution
A unique combination of Comprehensive Energy Strategy™ (CES™), Integrated Energy Analytics™ (IEA™), and Independent Engineering that saves clients money on their facilities at the maximum return-on-investment. Sitton Energy Solution’s definition of return on investment goes beyond the financial incentives, as it creates facilities that are environmentally friendly and safer, more productive places to work.

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