Sustainable Facilities Management in Nigeria and United Kingdom

Babatunde Animashaun (Speaker), Pitts, A. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description

The built environment is essential in attaining the sustainability agenda, as a result of the impact of facilities management on day to day activities in an environment where people work, live and play. Sustainable environment is one of the most challenging issues facing the facilities management industry in the developed and developing countries. This study sets out to compare and contrast the common best practices of sustainable facilities management amongst practitioners in Nigeria and United Kingdom. To achieve this aim, there is a need to identify the best practices from both regions in order to learn and implement for sustainable growth in the industry. The study adopts the mixed methods with an extensive literature review which informed the use of structured and designed questionnaire survey to focus groups (facilities managers in different organizations) in Nigeria and United Kingdom. The findings show the differences between both regions in energy management and reduction, waste management and recycling, preserving the natural environment. The level of awareness of sustainable facilities management in United Kingdom is high compared to Nigeria. There is a high level of support from government and regulatory agencies for the industry in the United Kingdom. In Nigeria, the support from the government, regulatory agencies, top management levels are inadequate. The study concludes that facilities management practitioners in Nigeria must practically engage with top management, government and regulatory agencies in order to influence policies and decision making in promoting sustainable facilities management and recommend more collaborations with professionals (Builders, Engineers and planners) to efficiently and effectively improve the environment and industry.
Period6 Sep 2018
Held atInternational Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference 2018
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational