CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-81) Crossing the sustainability chasm: strategies and tactics to achieve sustainability goals
This study from IBM examines the strategies for successful implementation of building energy sustainability. Many managers plan and measure energy consumption, but fail to cross the chasm, that is, they fail to achieve actual sustainability. 130 executive and professional responsible for large buildings were surveyed. They were categorized as achievers (34%), planners (58%), and stragglers (8%). Achievers typically involve senior management. Methods pursued by the achievers are reported.