Energy management is more important than ever as businesses look to cut costs, control energy, and improve corporate social responsibility. Unfortunately, many commercial facilities and businesses do not have their own energy manager or lack automated solutions to carry out a strategic energy management program.
WHAT IS ENERGY MANAGEMENT?
Energy management is the practice of tracking and reducing your organization’s energy consumption. It can involve small steps like monitoring your energy bills or upgrading to digital controls for HVAC equipment. But, it also involves complex financial modeling across multiple assets for future year planning. As an energy management program becomes forward-looking, the level of sophistication needs to increase to be accurate across a portfolio. Sophisticated energy management programs like this typically incorporate the use of technology, like SkySpark analytic software to facilitate strategic decision- making that aligns your energy management strategy with business objectives and financials.
THE VALUE OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Energy management offers multiple benefits to organizations which include:
- Cutting costs through competitive procurement and strategically decreasing utility/energy consumption
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions for greater corporate social responsibility
- Tracking your utility costs to prepare more accurate budgets and gain greater insight into your operational costs
Therefore, not only does energy management offer short-term benefits, it also can prepare your business to effectively plan for the future by gaining greater insight into the needs of your organization.
HOW BAS CAN HELP WITH ENERGY MANAGEMENT
BAS is a certified automated building solutions (ABCS) provider of Johnson Controls and a provider of SkySpark data analytic software. With in-house engineering, BAS is able to meet the needs of sophisticated energy management programs. BAS utilizes modern data analytic software to help our clients to pinpoint deficiencies and track the use/cost of energy. Using BAS’s energy management solutions our customers can effectively discover and target energy conservation projects while ensuring the highest payback and rebate incentives. Our software also assists in preparing energy budgets and predicting future consumption.