Energy efficiency has become one of the major concerns of the business community in recent years. Energy management is a structured approach designed to manage energy usage and reduce energy costs, raising productivity and creating a better work environment. The approach covers:
Understanding Energy Uses
- To understand energy consumption patterns and review past facility operation logs and energy bills.
- With proper records, the benchmarking of energy performances across similar facilities or premises can be done, enabling you to focus further on your consumption trends.
Energy Management Opportunities Identification
- With a preliminary understanding of energy usage, an energy audit may help identify energy saving opportunities.
- An energy audit generally includes site measurement, a review of energy housekeeping practices and energy facilities from a system perspective, and results in customised energy management solutions.
Opportunities Assessment and Implementation
- All energy management opportunities should be assessed according to their technical and economic viability.
- High saving, low cost opportunities, such as better energy housekeeping practices, should always be adopted first.
- Opportunities that require larger initial investment or have longer payback (for example, those involving installation of new equipment or the retrofitting of existing equipment) can be progressively adopted through running pilot projects to gain experience before full scale adoption.
Sustainable development, of which energy efficiency is one key element, is a topic of great public interest.