Steps to Becoming a Better Energy Manager
What an Energy Manager Does
An Energy Manager’s function is to evaluate their employer’s energy usage. He/ She must develop a strategy to reduce energy consumption and cost. These skills are beneficial to anyone wishing to reduce their own energy costs. Here are some tips to help you excel in energy management.
Start With the Basics
• Install LED bulbs-LEDs cut energy usage by 90% and last longer than incandescent bulbs.
• Change HVAC filters twice yearly-dirty HVAC filters increase electricity usage and shorten the life of the HVAC unit.
• Pull the plug-machines and devices, not in use can still draw electricity. Not in use, unplug it, especially when the office or plant is closed.
Knowledge is Power Savings
Study monthly electric bills and the information collected by Energy Intelligence Software (EIS). With that data, you can figure what areas to concentrate on first. Bills and EIS data can help you monitor the success of your energy-saving efforts.
Energy bills from other sites owned by your employer can provide another basis for comparison. Learn what the average energy costs are industry-wide. Find out what energy costs are for the competition.
Understand how your power company charges. All the devices and machines starting at the beginning of the day can create a “start-up spike”. Your energy supplier may charge extra for start-up spikes. It requires a bit of research, but you can devise a strategy for how and from whom electricity is purchased.
Teamwork Can Save Energy
As Energy Manager let your co-workers know what it is you do. Share your strategies and results with the whole company. This approach is good for the bottom line and may make your own job easier.
When co-workers see the benefits and importance of the company reducing energy usage and costs they will be inclined to do their part. They will be supportive of your efforts and contribute to it by taking it upon themselves to save energy where they can.
Acquiring the Tools You Need
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