Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
"MoreSpace - Strategies for an Intensive Use of Built Environment over Time";
Talk: EFMC 2012 European Facility Management Conference,
- 2012-05-25; in: "EFMC 2012 Research Proceedings - Proceedings of the 11th EuroFM Research Symposium",
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in regard to the development and management of our built environment signifies: The intensive use of built environment over time, as it is the fastest and most cost-efficient way to save CO2-emissions and money. Furthermore it advances within buildingsī life cycle.
The research which was undertaken is based on a series of (empirical) projects titled "MoreSpace". These surveyed the intensity of use of public buildings in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Evaluations elucidate the tremendous saving potential for available space resources: For instance, rooms for office spaces or educational purposes are out of use for 90 % to 95 % of their lifetime. Models with an improved space management implemented in Austrian grammar schools show that 40% of classrooms could be used for other purposes - or in other words: 80m Euro in user costs of buildings per year as well as 5,000 tons of CO2 emission per year can be saved. Improved booking processes within the University of Technology Vienna saved 50 % of the reservations of lecture halls and contribute to reduce failure bookings by up to 80%.
Moreover the author suggests a layout for a new research field, aiming for a diverse understanding of Facility Management (FM) - crucial for the implementation of Social Corporate Responsibility. Buildings are a key target area in the realisation of EU climate goals. Therefore, the importance of stakeholder interests, a professional diverse FM know-how and new key performance figures for the measurement of sustainable efficiency of built facilities are discussed.
Facilities Management (FM), Refurbishment, Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS), System Thinking, Real Estate Management
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