Topic: Asset Management and Sustainability

  • February 27, 2017
  • Operational Excellence in Government

This resource is part of the Ash Center's Operational Excellence in Government Project.


Although governments often look outward for innovations to incorporate into operations, various opportunities for streamlined operations and cost savings exist within current government infrastructure. The Asset Management and Sustainability section offers information on enhancing processes within present structures. Resources related to real estate, facilities management, fleet management, energy management, sustainability, and land use are explored.

Subtopics include:

  •     Energy management
  •     Facilities management, use, conditions, and maintence
  •     Fleet management
  •     Natural resources, including land use

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Asset Management and Sustainability Reports

Related Resources

Asset Management and Sustainability Reports, Case Studies, and Papers

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