Example: Creating and analyzing a group of opportunities

Company XYZ has new goals for improving environmental sustainability and wants to identify opportunities to improve their energy, water, and waste consumption.

Environmental manager Gary Green plans to use IBM® Real Estate Environmental Sustainability as the interface for collaborating with building inspectors. The inspectors identify opportunities for improvements of assets that affect environmental sustainability and create the opportunity records in TRIRIGA®.

Step 1: Identifying facilities to inspect

Gary starts by looking at the monthly energy bills for each facility. Gary sets up a rule so that if a building reaches a peak capacity of over 500 kilowatts during the month, that building is flagged. For each building that is flagged, TRIRIGA sends an inspection form to a third-party company that does energy inspections.

Step 2: Inspecting facilities

The third-party inspectors check the conditions of assets at the facility. The inspectors return reports that include the following information:
  • The condition of the HVAC systems
  • The age of the building
  • The type of material that is used in the foundation and construction of the building
  • The status of preventive and demand maintenance
  • The types of energy that are used in the building

Step 3: Creating opportunities

Gary receives information about all of the opportunities that the third-party inspectors identified during inspection and uses the Bulk Create Opportunities function to enter the details into TRIRIGA.

Step 4: Analyzing opportunities

At the end of each month, Gary uses the Opportunity Analysis function to view all of the opportunities that were created. He compares the potential return on investment of each opportunity in terms of cost and reduction in emissions. Based on the available environmental project budgets, Gary selects the opportunities to implement.