The wider benefit of conducting this in-depth review is attributing correct energy flows across the buildings, along with understanding what the meters are recording, and how everything is being calculated and collated. This project was the first step in allocating dedicated effort to understanding the meters and their capabilities since the building had been built.
The Lumen building champions a thriving collaborative environment at all turns and this project is a step in that overall journey. By developing their understanding, they are able to offer another level of service to their clients. This project was the first step in their move towards a more sustainable future. Marc Burton, the Lumen Building Manager, commented “The Lumen building now runs with reassurance that it is reporting and running efficiently, and we have been able to have valuable conversations with tenants and clients alike.”
Following this project, Creative Space Management have two key areas of potential focus. Firstly, to implement the recommendations and amendments, such as starting a dialogue with the tenants around sustainability and energy saving measures. Secondly, to repeat this project for their other buildings to increase efficiency, reduce energy waste and create opportunities for conversations with tenants and suppliers alike.
Accurate data reporting is key in any analysis which will be used to make strategic improvements. The project was a success and has built the foundation for the Lumen building and Creative Space Management to continue their roadmap. Sustainability is not a tick box exercise but requires embedding real change, identifying issues, and correcting them whilst learning from them.