Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Then in the 1980s, we watched as poor Bill Murray kept waking up to the very same day, very same activities, and same exact results in the comedy “Groundhog Day”. We challenge you to look at the process of design, delivery, and operations for our buildings. Are we all stuck in “insanity” or “Groundhog Day?” We keep doing things the same way and expecting different results. This article explores how the utilization of facility data from design to operations can not only break the paradigm of “insanity,” it can make our facilities more efficient and sustainable to construct and operate. Our basic premise is that if you do not have accurate “data” about your facility it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to operate your facility effectively.

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