Being an energy manager is a tough job, but these three online resources can help make it a little bit easier:
ENERGY STAR Resource Library
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program dedicated to helping people and organizations save money through reduced energy consumption. Their online resource library offers a variety of free tools that energy managers can use to help them implement successful campaigns.
BuildingBenchmarks.com displays data compiled through the DOE’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption survey. This free online tool simplifies the complex report and displays data in an easy-to-read format. Users can enter their zip code, industry, and building square footage and age for more individualized reports.
EIA Energy Consumption Reports
The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes a variety of energy consumption reports. From residential to industrial data, current trends to future projections, you can find it all in their online library.
These free resources may offer valuable insight for average energy consumption throughout your industry or state, but for more personalized information, you will need an energy management system.
An energy management system, or EMS, utilizes a series of power meters, submeters, and computer software to provide you with real time energy consumption data for your facility. You can use this information to identify areas of inefficiency and work on improving them.
Electro Industries has been a worldwide supplier of energy management systems for the past 40+ years. Hundreds of thousands of our power monitoring instruments have been installed across the globe, and are currently helping businesses in a variety of industries save millions of dollars. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.