Effective and sustainable lifecycle management of a building or estate begins with the selection of the right materials to use combined with a design philosophy focused on closed loop manufacturing and circular economy models. Overlay an operational model (with flexibility and capacity planning), lifecycle costing and efficient data collection and it is possible to plan and manage the whole life of the project to maximise financial and resource value and minimise waste.
More and more businesses are turning to leasing or subscription as this is often a better and more cost effective way to pay for access to products in a circular economy model. However, at Flute we realise not all customers want to work this way yet, so we make it possible to buy our products and services outright, with a guaranteed product take back at end of use. This is always free of charge and often comes with a built-in guarantee of a credit for the materials you return to us, so we can use them to make new products for you or others.
Consider the cost of procurement, design, production, delivery, installation, operation, maintenance, reconfiguration, upgrading, storage, and disposal at end of use. Then subtract the likely residual value.
Consider the option of paying via a subscription model (geared to how you plan to use the facility and over what timeframe) instead of using valuable cash on a capital purchase.
Flute subscriptions de-risk the future and provide complete flexibility.
Subscribing saves money over the lifecycle of the product, reduces risk, increases flexibility, eliminates waste, ensures ‘always on, always available’, and responds precisely to the reality of how most companies consume ‘capital’ items.
No need to buy anything – just subscribe to a service that gives you what you want when you want it.
The true cost of waste is not simply the cost of discarded materials - it encompasses inefficient use of raw materials, unnecessary use of energy and water, faulty products, waste disposal of by-products, waste treatment and wasted labour. The actual cost of such waste for UK companies is typically 4 - 5% of turnover, and can be as high as 10% (EN330 Measuring to Manage: How reducing waste can unlock increased profits, Envirowise.)