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Resource Conservation Management Program


A comprehensive and continuous effort to manage the energy, water and solid waste costs associated the facility operations.

Facility managers can better control utility and operating costs, and improve the building occupants' experience by adopting a Resource Conservation Management (RCM) program.
Customers we serve: Cities & towns, colleges & universities, counties, health districts, hospitals, libraries, school districts, port districts, state agencies, other public agencies - such as parks, public utilities, fire districts and public transit authorities/districts

RCM Provides Value

By controlling utility consumption through oversight, our team helps clients:

  • Improve the working and learning environment
  • Reduce utility and operating costs
  • Reduce environmental impacts
  • Achieve a return on investment within the first few years

Our Program is Scaled to Meet Your Needs

Our team of experienced professionals partner with your facility managers to develop a customized plan that meets your needs and budget. We can:

  • Establish data management
  • Identify efficiency improvements
  • Recommend best practices
  • Create a plan
  • Evaluate effectiveness

The RCM program team collects and analyzes utility and O&M data to manage the energy, water and solid waste costs associated with facility operations. RCM is a process of continuous improvement to lower costs, reduce the carbon footprint and meet the client's operational goals.

Operational savings are gained through promotion of best practices and coordinating operations with capital projects. The engagement of building operators and occupants is a big part of a successful RCM program.

Ongoing review and reporting on progress helps the organization track the effectiveness of the program and allows for continuous improvement.

A Robust RCM Program Shows Results!

Graph: Energy Use Intensity – A 40% Reduction Since 2006

By changing how DES operates its buildings and pursuing targeted energy efficiency projects, energy consumption on Capitol Campus has been reduced by over 40% since 2006. Note: During 2011-2012, the Resource Conservation Manager position was unfunded.

Graph: Reducing Carbon Footprint – Exceeding Reduction Targets

DES is three decades ahead of schedule in meeting its mandatory 2050 carbon reduction target. Carbon dioxide equivalent or CO2e means the number of metric tons of CO2 emissions with the same global warming potential as one metric ton of another greenhouse gas.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost?

There are several levels of service you can chose from. Our services are scalable to meet your needs and budget.

My people are already busy. What's the impact to my team?

Our team identifies ways to utilize existing resources and works with you to develop a plan that meets your goals.

Are there funds available?

Yes! We will work with you to identify potential funding sources.

When will we start seeing savings?

We work with customers to achieve near-term savings. Most customers can see up to 15% within 2 years.

Still have questions?

Contact us to learn more and start the process or submit a request for services.