If you want to reduce energy costs, you need to begin with the right information. Like any other business expense, you need to know how much you spend and where you spend it.
Manually collecting data from utilities and creating spreadsheets is time consuming and error prone. Comparing bills is ineffective because they don’t have the analytics you need to make informed decisions. And neither of these activities yields any insights that relate to your real business performance—so they become an exercise in wasting time. There is a better way.
Start with the right tool—specifically, a tool that automatically aggregates hourly consumption data that is normalized to account for variables that matter to you. Next, you need energy analytics to convert numbers into information you can use to understand your costs.
From here, you can begin to build a solid management plan: set a baseline, identify opportunities, chart improvements and build solid business cases for energy-saving investments.
Learn how to use technology to get the facts and insights you need to ensure a successful energy management plan