- What The People Who Run Facilities Say About Returning To Buildings
From hospitals to stadiums to offices, facilities managers know a lot about buildings and the people in them.
That’s why we wanted to get the behind-the-scenes story about how they’re approaching their work in building management in a post-pandemic world.
A Honeywell/KRC survey of more than 1,500 of buildings managers in the United States, Germany and China and Saudi Arabia gives a snapshot of what’s next in the world of buildings and their occupants.
Here are the trends:
75% of surveyed facility managers in the U.S. say COVID-19 has prompted their facility to rethink its modes of operation
Priorities are shifting – in way that will likely improve the experience people have in these spaces. A majority of those surveyed are looking to invest in indoor air quality optimization and in occupant experience solutions like contactless building access, smart parking and personalized experiences.
58% say healthy buildings is a top priority right now
62% say it will continue to be a top priority – that means improving indoor air quality for those working in healthcare and educational facilities and those in data centers and commercial real estate buildings cite cleaning procedures.
54% see digital transformation needs to accelerate
Most – 93% – said that remote facility management is important now. And 67% said they are more willing to invest in smart building solutions that that drive efficiency or sustainability.
Get the full report here.