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Reducing 434,076,962 lbs of emissions a week, or more. Saving 21,270,600 gals of gas. Putting 10 + hours a week back in families' lives.


Description

Summary

We provide dedicated secure private offices in the residential communities for your knowledge worker.  Reducing 434,076,962 lbs of emissions a week, or more. Saving 21,270,600 gals of gas. Putting 10 + hours a week back in families' lives.

Virtualocity decreases overhead and increases the bottom line for any medium or large business.

  • We reduce overhead on 43% of your employees
  • We increase the productivity of 43% of your employees
  • We increase customer satisfaction
  • We practically eliminate the cost of Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery
  • We reduce employee turnover

Virtualocity specializes in regional resource centers for work/life balance. 

  • The cornerstone of our service is our Remote Office Center located in the residential communities
  • Market focus on any company looking to decrease cost and increase the bottom line, decision-makers of the Fortune 1000 and mid-size corporations

The U.S. Market

  • 29,600,841 people working outside their county of residence
  • 12,777,714 Knowledge Workers working outside their county of residence
  • 1,277,714 10% of the Knowledge Workers working outside their county of residence

The Model

  • Regional Resource Centers will become the hub of the community offering co-located life balance needs
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Selling one Fortune 1000 Client can equal 1- 100 or more Residents for one or more locations
  • COGS is passed to the consumer at a reduced cost to them keeping overhead low
  • Imagine a marriage of the best from the 20th century and the best from the 21st century. 

Imagine starting your day having breakfast with your family, walking, or biking your kids to school then continuing on a few blocks to your Virtualocity center.  Stepping in the door you are greeted; you get a cup of coffee and continue on to your office.  You step into your office and close the door.  Everything is as you left it, the temperature is just right, lighting is perfect.  There are no distractions as you sit down at your desk, forget the world, and focus on work.


Is this proposal for a practice or a project?

Practice


What actions do you propose?

 

Creating work environments in local communities that provide the highest security and privacy for our big business knowledge workers and proprietary information. Utilizing the best technology solutions to ensure employee's productivity, while also providing visibility for a Business comfort level.

Addresses all the concerns employers and employees have about telework and enhance the benefits. 

· Security

  • A contract for security systems installation
  • A contract for security systems maintenance
  • Security systems will cover the building
  • Security systems will cover each office within the building
  • Security will allow residents 24/7 access
  • Security systems will clock each scan of the key card
  • Security systems will automatically link a key card to a resident
  • Security systems will track the time spent in an office
  • Security systems will compile reports of total hours in each office

· Data and Voice Systems

  • A contract for data and voice systems for each Site
  • A contract for 24/7 maintenance with appropriate SLAs
  • T1 Metro Optical Ethernet (1-2)
  • Video conferencing in each Resident office
  • Personnel printer in each Resident office
  • One – two, 22-inch flat-screen monitors per Resident office
  • Ergonomic desk system for each Resident office

· Office Supply System

  • Residents key card will track office supply expenses
  • Develop a partnership with a best-in-class office supplies company to establish a bank of common supplies at each location.  A Resident’s Client corporation will be invoiced for the expense.  The business will be better able to manage this expense with a breakdown of cost per employee.    

· Resident Office Space

  • Offices will be 100 square feet
  • Offices will have a key card lock door
  • Offices may or may not have a window
  • Office doors and windows will be wired for security
  • Offices will comply with disability code
  • Offices will be equipped with:
    • Ergonomic desk
    • Ergonomic chair
    • 22-inch flat-screen monitors
    • Cisco VOIP phone, with speaker
    • Desktop camera for real-time video conferencing
    • Personal printer


Who will take these actions?

State and local governments, businesses and myself.  


Where will these actions be taken?

To start: the US cities with major commuting issues, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Franciso, Chicago, Denver.


In addition, specify the country or countries where these actions will be taken.

United States


Country 2

No country selected


Country 3

No country selected


Country 4

No country selected


Country 5

No country selected


Impact/Benefits


What impact will these actions have on greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

  • Eliminate or reduces each employees commute
  • One employee; one day a week for 52 weeks with a 60-mile round trip commute
    • Reduces 2,652 pounds of emission
  • 32,724 Employees; 2% of Colorado’s Knowledge Worker population; one day a week for 52 weeks
    • Saves 4,254,120 gallons of gas
    • Reduces 86,815,392 pounds of emissions
  • 32,724 Employees; 2% of Colorado’s Knowledge Worker population; five days a week x  52 weeks

· Benefits to Society

  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Reduces dependence on foreign oil
  • Put $7 B back into the American economy
  • Enhances economic development and sustainability
  • Reduces traffic accidents including those brought on by road rage
  • Reduce the costs of health care
  • Reduces wear and tear on roads
  • Provides job access to those in geographically remote areas
  • Recognizes the growing importance of family, increase single parent/dual-career households
  • Put 10 or more hours a week back in families lives
  • Reduce break-ins and other crimes with more "eyes on the street" during the day
  • Meet demands for new lifestyles and flexible work environments
  • Reduces exposure to pandemics

· Benefits to Business

  • Reduced carbon footprints
  • Reduced cost of employee turnover, savings one instance $75,000
  • Reduced cost for business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Reduced support costs can equal $2 M plus annually
  • Reduced operation cost equal to $7,200 annually per employee
  • Use the latest high-speed technology without the cost
  • Increased productivity by 30%
  • Recognized tax credits and other incentives
  • Reduced absenteeism equal to an average of 1 to 2 days per year per employee
  • Enhances economic development and sustainability
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Reduced long term disability costs
  • Reduced need to downsize from acquired savings
  • Increased flexibility to staff during peak workloads
  • Provide access to skilled workers in remote locations
  • Create an option to open another location
  • Addresses business risk through diversification

· Benefits to Employees and Families

  • Balance work / life / family
  • Increase Time for Families and Children
  • Provides better job opportunities & ease of 'getting to work' for the disabled and mobility restricted
  • More "eyes on the street" during the day reduce break-ins and other crimes
  • Provides a financial boost for the business sector in the suburbs and rural areas
  • Reduce stress, improve morale, work satisfaction and motivation
  • Fewer interruptions allow greater focus and improved personal productivity
  • Improve job satisfaction
  • Save money (food, clothing, dry cleaning, bus, parking, fuel, highway tolls, insurance, etc.)
  • Reduces your need to relocate
  • Reduce personal leave time
  • Increase physical comfort: custom-fit heat, lighting, and ergonomics


What are other key benefits?

Benefits to Society

  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Reduces dependence on foreign oil
  • Put $7 B back into the American economy
  • Enhances economic development and sustainability
  • Reduces traffic accidents including those brought on by road rage
  • Reduce the costs of health care
  • Reduces wear and tear on roads
  • Provides job access to those in geographically remote areas
  • Recognizes the growing importance of family, increase single parent/dual-career households
  • Put 10 or more hours a week back in families lives
  • Reduce break-ins and other crimes with more "eyes on the street" during the day
  • Meet demands for new lifestyles and flexible work environments
  • Reduces exposure to pandemics

Benefits to Business

  • Reduced carbon footprints
  • Reduced cost of employee turnover, savings one instance $75,000
  • Reduced cost for business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Reduced support costs can equal $2 M plus annually
  • Reduced operation cost equal to $7,200 annually per employee
  • Use the latest high-speed technology without the cost
  • Increased productivity by 30%
  • Recognized tax credits and other incentives
  • Reduced absenteeism equal to an average of 1 to 2 days per year per employee
  • Enhances economic development and sustainability
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Reduced long term disability costs
  • Reduced need to downsize from acquired savings
  • Increased flexibility to staff during peak workloads
  • Provide access to skilled workers in remote locations
  • Create an option to open another location
  • Addresses business risk through diversification

Benefits to Employees and Families

  • Balance work / life / family
  • Increase Time for Families and Children
  • Provides better job opportunities & ease of 'getting to work' for the disabled and mobility restricted
  • More "eyes on the street" during the day reduce break-ins and other crimes
  • Provides a financial boost for the business sector in the suburbs and rural areas
  • Reduce stress, improve morale, work satisfaction and motivation
  • Fewer interruptions allow greater focus and improved personal productivity
  • Improve job satisfaction
  • Save money (food, clothing, dry cleaning, bus, parking, fuel, highway tolls, insurance etc.)
  • Reduces your need to relocate
  • Reduce your personal leave
  • Increase physical comfort: custom-fit heat, lighting, and ergonomic


Costs/Challenges


What are the proposal’s projected costs?

One site may cost 1-2 Million to implement.  The challenge is getting businesses to sign on.  This may take some government legislation and or concessions.  The government will get a return when the roads are less traveled.


Timeline

    • 32,724 Employees; 2% of Colorado’s Knowledge Worker population; five days a week x  52 weeks
  • Saves 21,270,600 gallons of gas
  • Reduces 434,076,962 pounds of emissions

Once implemented there is an immediate reduction in pounds of emissions, over 2 Billion in the first 5 years in one city.

Year 5   2,170,384,810

Year 10   4,340,769,620


About the author(s)

I authored a complete business plan for this organization.  I am a US Citizen.  I would oversee the entire project.  I am a PMI Certified Project Manager with over 20 years of experience and I have poured my heart and soul into the research and formulation of this business plan. The environment is one of my passions. 

Mark Routh MCPM, PMP, CSM

"Trish worked as the Senior PM on my project from Jan 2016 - Dec 2016. During this year period, she managed the development effort for a new Identity and Access Management system for Western Union and the migration of 600+ applications from the old system to the new one. Although this was a monumental endeavor, Trish's expert PM acumen helped us navigate the numerous branches of tasks among 30 resources to ensure that we accomplished every aspect of the program on time and under budget. Trish is one of the most effective PMs I have worked with in my 30+ years of management."

Senior Application PM, Century Link (Contract) 7/2013 – 9/2015

Steve Allen, Supervisor - 2014-2015                       

"It's been my pleasure to serve as Trish Renshaw's manager from 2014-2015. She was always on top of the tasks needed in her role as a Technical Project Manager. She was responsible for project management at an application level, managing tasks for the development and test teams. She also served as their delivery coordinator and never missed a deployment. When faced with something she does not have an immediate answer to, she will seek it out and provide the team with the needed information expeditiously. Trish was one of those rare people I never needed to worry about performing her tasks. She was released due to the elimination of the team during a recent reorganization. If I were to have my way, I certainly would have kept her on board. I welcome the opportunity, as circumstances improve, to work with her again someday.


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References

  • Congressional Budget Office Approaches to Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Statement of Peter Orszag; director, before the Committee on the Budget, U. S. House of Representatives
  • Out of Gas, 2005, David Goldstein
  • Research by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, reports that congestion is rising not only in big cities and suburbs but smaller metropolitan areas
  • Implementing & Managing a Telework Program, VIACK Corporation. http://www.govexec.com/pdfs/viack_teleworking_mgnt_60.pdf
  • Baselinemag 2006-03-06  Planner: Calculating the Costs of Disaster Recovery Saving for a rainy day is a good idea, but thoroughly planning for one could save your business.
  • 1,2,3,4)”  the extreme future; The Top Trends That Will Reshape The World In The Next 20 Years, James Canton, Ph.D., CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures