Special Issue "The Future of Facilities Management and Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 75121
Interests: built environment; sustainable development; SDGs
Interests: international business; emerging market MNEs; MNE innovation; corporate social responsibility; business ethics
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This special issue is aimed at exploring innovative approaches in the Facilities Management (FM) sector towards the realisation of the sustainable development agenda. Facilities Management (FM) is currently shifting emphasis towards a long-term focus through the adoption of maintenance and operation practices that considers the social, environmental and economic benefits of all business decisions. The Facilities Management (FM) sector is engaging with sustainable development agenda as the whole built environment continuous to evolve. Brochner et al. (2019) argue that digitalization and sustainability are the two main forces that have shaped FM since the 1970s and this is impacting on the role of Facility Managers.
Sustainable FM can be into building performance; sustainability tools and standards; user perception, satisfaction and productivity; sustainability management; construction and sustainable building materials; building design and sustainability; urban development; and benefit of green buildings (Nielsen et al., 2016). A study by Collins et al. (2019) that explored the gap between sustainable buildings and sustainable FM believe that there is the need to bridge the traditional gap between design, construction and FM demands more effective solutions based on life cycle assessments. The adoption of sustainable FM practices will reduce energy, water and waste in the maintenance and operation of buildings. However, Lok et al. (2018) add that organisational level support is required for the smooth adoption of sustainable FM practices and processes.
- Brochner, J.; Haugen, T.; Lindkvist, C. Shaping tomorrow’s facilities management. Facilities 2019, 37, 366–380.
- Collins, D.; Haugen, T.; Lindkvist, C.; Aamodt, C. Bridging the gap between sustainable FM and sustainable buildings—an exploratory study of six public buildings in Norway. Facilities 2019, 37, 639–652.
- Lok KL, Opoku A, Baldry D. Design of Sustainable Outsourcing Services for Facilities Management: Critical Success Factors. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2292.
- Nielsen, S.B.; Sarasoja, A.L.; Galamba, K.R. Sustainability in facilities management: an overview of current research. Facilities 2016, 34, 535–563.
Dr. Alex Opoku
Dr. Jeoung Yul Lee
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- Facilities management and the SDGs
- Outsourcing FM services
- BIM and facilities Management
- Facility management and digitalization
- Occupants Wellbeing and Facilities Management
- Life Cycle Costing
- Sustainable Maintenance and operation management
- Space Planning and Management
- FM Managers and Sustainable Development
- Facility management, HR/OB and sustainability