Data brings a facility’s sustainability story to life
Bloomington, IN – Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, a web-based dashboard that helps facility managers monitor and measure such key performance indicators (KPIs) such as water consumption, energy use, waste disposal, and other metrics, announces the introduction of a totally new technology and service.
The Engagement Display is an interactive technology that helps educate and inform managers and building users as to how well a building is performing when it comes to sustainability.
The data and information is taken from the Sustainability Dashboard and then displayed on monitors for viewing within a facility. The technology was developed for use in all types of facilities, including office buildings, schools, universities, and hospitals.
“The Engagement Display transforms how people think and talk about sustainability because it goes beyond just providing building performance data,” says Katrina Saucier, program manager for Sustainability Dashboard Tools.
“We focused on using non-technical terms as well as integrating pictures and images, and even emojis, to entice building occupants to think and discuss these issues. We did this by creating an easy-to-understand ‘snapshot’ of how the entire facility is doing, covering a variety of sustainability metrics.”
All this data “brings a facility’s sustainability story to life,” adds Saucier. “Not only can you see how well your facility is doing, but now your marketing and sales team can talk about it too.”
This is also where the service function of the Engagement Display comes into play. This is because it updates as more data is entered in the database.
According to Saucier, this is like having a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report available throughout the year in real time, rather than a report that is published once every 6 months, after the fact.
“[However], we are finding that the biggest impact [the Engagement Display] is having is on employees,” Saucier says. “Very simply, many employees, especially young people, want to know what efforts their employers are taking to help protect the world they are living in. Now they see it.”
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About Stephen Ashkin and The Ashkin Group
Stephen P. Ashkin is president of The Ashkin Group, a consulting firm specializing in Greening the cleaning industry, and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, which helps facilities monitor and measure their use of natural resources. He is known as the “father of Green Cleaning” and the professional cleaning industries leading advocate promoting sustainability. He is also coauthor of both The Business of Green Cleaning and Green Cleaning for Dummies