Category: ENERGY MANAGEMENT

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Sustainability and data management – establishing the foundations

Energy management, energy efficiency, demand response and renewables all have one thing in common, data.   Data is central to opportunity identification, project delivery and oversight, it is the foundation of sustainability decision making. While solar energy, lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, compressed air, motor and many other equipment upgrades can present positive financial returns, data management in […]

Revolving investment funds – building the flywheel

This blog builds the case for a revolving investment fund (including a financial analysis of a revolving fund vs. a traditional project based approach). Energy waste as a strategic risk? Within many organisations, year-on-year, OPEX is allocated to paying part of an energy bill that could otherwise be avoided if the organisation had best practice […]

Budgeting for upfront vs. ongoing smart metering costs

The total cost of ownership of digital energy management is often overlooked, sometimes jeopardising the potential upside when programs are not resourced or budgeted for the long-term. This article attempts to ask some foundational questions that may be relevant to consider when evaluating the cost benefit of smart metering, sub metering and digital energy management […]

Food and beverage greenfield sites and designing for net zero

Your first energy bill Waiting for your sites first energy bill after completing a development is quite common, although from an energy engineers perspective quite unnerving. Perhaps what most project developers don’t realise is that it can be possible in certain cases to forecast expected energy use at a granular level for a full year. […]

Building a net zero strategy – ideas for new sustainability managers

Net zero now on the boardroom agenda The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) conducted a study of 2,074 members focused on climate governance at the boardroom level.[1] Key findings included: Australian directors are concerned about climate change risk to their organisations Most directors (77%) are concerned about climate change risk to their organisation, with […]

PREPARING FOR AN ENERGY AUDIT: TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ASSEMENT DAY!

PREPARING FOR AN ENERGY AUDIT: TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ASSEMENT DAY!

September 2020 – What to expect when your expecting… An energy audit! Also what you need to prepare in order to get the most value from an energy audit!

THE BASIC CONCEPTS YOU SHOULD KNOW TO UNDERSTAND POWER FACTOR

THE BASIC CONCEPTS YOU SHOULD KNOW TO UNDERSTAND POWER FACTOR

September 2020 – Understanding power factor and, more importantly, how to measure it, is vital for reducing your energy costs! This article will cover the basic principles of demand that will allow you to understand power factor