What The People Who Run Facilities Say About Returning To Buildings

What The People Who Run Facilities Say About Returning To Buildings

This new survey gives an insider’s view to the getting back indoors – and what positive changes might happen for those inside.

From hospitals to stadiums to offices, facilities managers know a lot about buildings and the people in them. 

That’s why we wanted to get the behind-the-scenes story about how they’re approaching their work in building management in a post-pandemic world. 

A Honeywell/KRC survey of more than 1,500 of buildings managers in the United States, Germany and China and Saudi Arabia gives a snapshot of what’s next in the world of buildings and their occupants. 

Here are the trends: 

75% of surveyed facility managers in the U.S. say COVID-19 has prompted their facility to rethink its modes of operation 

Priorities are shifting – in way that will likely improve the experience people have in these spaces. A majority of those surveyed are looking to invest in indoor air quality optimization and in occupant experience solutions like contactless building access, smart parking and personalized experiences.

58% say healthy buildings is a top priority right now

62% say it will continue to be a top priority – that means improving indoor air quality for those working in healthcare and educational facilities and those in data centers and commercial real estate buildings cite cleaning procedures. 

54% see digital transformation needs to accelerate

Most – 93% – said that remote facility management is important now. And 67% said they are more willing to invest in smart building solutions that that drive efficiency or sustainability. 

Get the full report here