On the acceptance of EBOM: Having just returned from the National Conference on Building & Facility Operations in Vancouver BC, it was identified that building owners feel that existing building commissioning isn't worth the cost when it is promoted as a 'greening' or energy-saving project. Since existing buildings consume so much energy, there is a lot of room for positive change and the industry needs to find better, broader ways to promote the optimization of existing buildings. This is a service that owners and operators should be jumping on but we are failing to communicate to them why EBCx would be so beneficial to them specifically.
We need to show owners the direct financial benefits first, and the benefits to society and the future after.