If you were running a sports team the way in which it would be managed would be governed by runs/points/goals scored or conceded, by the position in the league, whether anyone came along to watch and so on. Managing your energy usage is, similarly, based on a series of basic parameters that underpin the greater detail.
There are five overarching headings that are to be considered when making a decision about how to measure the energy performance of your company.
The benefit of sub-metering is that readings can be taken from individual areas or pieces of equipment, allowing more performance control.
Another ‘people factor’ is that they can ‘interfere’ with settings. There are ‘hot’ people and ‘cold’ people. There are those that turn equipment on and not off, that continually alter controls. A business can invest in the best technology to save energy but the behaviour of employees can dramatically reduce the potential gains. Are you monitoring this?
Energy management, by virtue of how it measures, monitors and provides you with facts, with current measurable information that is verifiable, is a powerful discipline. It provides benchmark data from which actions and improvements can be made – helping to boost the competitiveness of your organisation.
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