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FM Benchmarking Offers Cost and Sustainability Comparisons

A new database and analysis service collects information from users on facility costs and sustainability, and allows facility managers to compare their buildings to others using more than 30 data filters that ensure meaningful comparisons to similar buildings.

The tool, FM Benchmarking from FMLink and Facility Issues, uses cost data on utility usage, maintenance, and cleaning. The program assesses sustainability using measures from the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system. FM Benchmarking generates graphs and tables that show the user’s building in relation to comparable facilities, LEED certification requirements, and best practices appropriate for the building.

Currently the database has information for more than 800 million square feet (74 million square meters) of building space. Access to the service is by annual subscription; full use of FM Benchmarking costs $375 for one building; there are discounts for additional buildings. For more information, visit

Published January 2, 2009

Wilmeth, M. (2009, January 2). FM Benchmarking Offers Cost and Sustainability Comparisons. Retrieved from

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