Facilities Forum® - Benchmarking Excellence

Facilities Forum

Facilities Forum® is a program for those seeking reliable, impartial, and actionable benchmarking data as the first step to sustainable, continuous improvement. 

Since 1996 we’ve conducted benchmarking studies for decision-makers seeking objective information and professional insight. Studies range from targeted focus areas to comprehensive, global portfolio analysis.

Each firm’s data is confidential from all other firms, including client sponsors. We achieve this critical element of security through the use of confidential masking codes.

Sources of Benchmarking Data

1. In-House Benchmarking Research -  Some organizations assign their own internal staff to conduct benchmarking comparisons. Although convenient, the interpretations of findings may be influenced by desired outcomes (such as maintaining the current organizational structure, for example).

2. Service Provider Data -  Benchmarking data is available at little or no cost from service providers. As with In-House findings, results may suggest staying with (or switching to) the service provider reporting.

3. Trade Associations offer objective information, often at a relatively low cost. This information is impartial but may lack important detail, such as local climate, fuel, labor, or material data, or use definitions varying from those of the organization, which is seeking directly applicable information.

4. Independent, Third-Party Sources offer objectivity and impartiality, plus detailed, actionable information.

We are an independent third party and do not accept financial or other support from service providers, designers,contractors, or others with potential interest in study findings. This is one of the reasons for our numerous repeat clients, some for up to fourteen years at present.

Feel free to contact us for more information, or to let us know of your potential interest in future studies.

Thank you for your interest in our program.


Participants in Facilities Forum® Studies

In 2007, Juniper Networks began sponsoring an annual benchmarking effort conducted by Guerin Associates, Inc. and involving dozens of tech firms. Known as the “Juniper Networks Total Facilities Costs Study,” many of Silicon Valley’s leading companies have participated, some in numerous years.

Listed below are the companies which have participated. They have all provided substantial operating and capital cost data in a confidential format. Compilation, validation, comparison, charting, and gap analysis have yielded in-depth reports with valuable management insights for these participants.

Additional Participants in Facilities Forum® Studies