How To Implement An Energy Management System At Your Company
Whether you work at a medical facility, data center, or industrial factory, an energy management system can help reduce your operating costs and improve your profit margin by reducing energy waste.
A properly-installed system of power meters and submeters, along with the correct software to analyze the data they collect, can cut your facility’s energy costs by up to 20%.
If you are interested in saving money by implementing an energy management system at your company, here is what you need to do:
Make the commitment. Before you can begin, you will need a commitment from decision makers in your company. Once everyone is on-board with the initiative, you can really start the process.
Purchase the necessary materials. Depending on the size and type of your company, this will likely require a series of multifunction power meters, submeters, and power monitoring software. EIG is a leader in the power monitoring industry, having manufactured world-class power monitoring equipment for the past 40 years.
Assess current energy consumption over a set period of time. Once the necessary equipment is purchased and installed at your facility, you will want to track your current energy consumption. Do not make any changes to your current processes yet; it is important to get an accurate baseline reading.
Set measurable objectives and goals. Once you know exactly how much energy your facility is consuming over a set period of time (day, week, month, etc.) you can begin to set goals for future improvements. These goals should be realistic, quantifiable, and have a specified time period (ex: reduce energy costs by 10% over the next year).
Develop and implement programs to meet these targets. Once you have set your desired end result, you need to develop a plan for how to get there. Your plan can involve actions such as upgrading to high-efficiency equipment, improving insulation to reduce HVAC costs, or turning off all electronics when the office is empty.
Compare results. Once you have developed and implemented your plan, it is time to start tracking your results. At the end of your designated time period, compare your current level of energy consumption to the benchmark number you measured at the beginning. How much were you able to improve?
Continue measuring consumption and strive for improvements. No matter how efficient you have become, there is always room for improvement. The beauty of energy management systems is that you can keep using them to measure results and strive for continuous improvement.
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