Using energy more efficiently offers an economic bonanza – not because of the benefits of stopping global warming but because saving fossil fuel is a lot cheaper than buying it.
- Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
A strategic approach to energy management allows an organisation to gain a better understanding of energy use and implement technologies, processes and practices that will decrease costs, improve profitability and reduce carbon emissions and waste.
What you need to know
Energy is an essential business input. A strategic approach to energy can improve profitability, reduce environmental impacts and boost your corporate reputation.
Like any other business process, energy management requires an effective system to pro-actively monitor, control and conserve the energy used by an organisation.
Ideas to improve energy performance are discovered and validated through a rigorous analysis of energy usage within the business.
Negotiating a better deal for energy requires an understanding of how energy markets operate and how your demand profile impacts on the amount you are charged.
Developing strategies to sell the business case is crucial to securing management support and funding for energy efficiency projects.