Net Zero and the Role of Facility Managers

Denver Art Museum’s director of facilities discusses his role in helping organization achieve net zero status    May 13, 2024

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor 

 Net zero energy buildings produce as much energy as they consume, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their adverse impact on the environment. Because facility managers are responsible for the operation and performance of HVAC, lighting and electrical systems – major contributors to GHG emissions by buildings – managers often are central players in the efforts of their organizations to achieve net zero status.  

In this video, Mark Baker director of facilities with the Denver Art Museum, discusses his role and priorities in helping his facilities and organization achieve net zero energy status.  

What you'll learn: 

  • Details about the museum's net-zero goals (0:57) 
  • The facility manager's role in helping the building achieve its net-zero goals (3:10) 
  • Important steps to take towards reaching the goals (3:45) 

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Dan Hounsell is the senior editor of the facilities group. 


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