One tangible benefit of facility benchmarking is facility related cost savings, which can be significant. For example, our Research Facilities group saved more than $158 million over a 5-year period — an average of about $1.25 per square foot annually
Why Facility Benchmarking?
It is Easy
It is very easy and affordable to do. All you need is your data to compare, and it can be done in just a few hours.
Our programs include data collection templates, metrics, and support refined over 20 years based on changing needs and participant feedback. Options include DIY to minimize cost and D4U if you don’t have available staff.
It is Understandable
The results are intuitive to understand. Comparison charts communicate well with both leadership and staff.
The comparison metrics clearly identify where you are a leader, competitive, or lagging so you can quickly identify areas that need attention and those that do not. Interactive reporting lets you explore the data and adjust charts.
It is Real
Results are based on actual performance (not models), and therefor show what is reasonable and achievable.
Shared practice meetings support discussions with other participants help you learn the factors that contribute to better performance and lessons from others on the best ways to implement those practices/technologies.
Key Steps in the Facility Benchmarking Process
Organizations that implement regular facility benchmarking programs experience noticeable improvement/savings in their operations, and it is used by most successful organizations today.
An ongoing benchmarking program measures and shows progress, measuring the impact of changes over time. Read more about the process.
- Cultural Facility Benchmarking OverviewRobert Lambe provided an overview of Facility Benchmarking and the IAMFA Program at the Museum Library & Cultural Property Protection
- 2022 Cultural Facility Benchmarking WorkshopThis content is password protected.
- Overview of Property Metrics “Mini-Course”5-part email series provides a quick and easy overview of property metrics for those who manage the properties occupied and used by their organizations.