PG&E used the ASTM
standards for rating building functionality to develop
new design guidelines for service centers - including the offices,
shops, and yards. Requirements profiles were developed and service
centers were rated. Both functionality requirements and repairs
and alterations requirements are being incorporated into the portfolio
management system to refine processes for budgeting and planning
for all real estate decisions.
the Chevron campus in San Ramon, CA, the ASTM standards were
used to rate 15 buildings and develop requirement profiles as a
basis for establishing performance standards for an out-sourced
facility management group. The reports were used to determine deficiencies
in building performance and allocate necessary funds for improvements.
University of Southern California applied the ASTM process
as a tool for determining the best use of available space. By developing
requirement profiles for two different administrative groups and
comparing the profiles to the rating of the space, the University
was able to determine which group would operate the most productively
with the least number of upgrades.