Energy audit takes time and costs money, is it worth the effort? How do I know if it will uncover enough saving opportunities?
To quickly estimate how much money can be saved on utilities, we have devised an express tool – Energy Management Score assessment™. EMS is based on a premise that the way management approaches energy determines how much energy is still wasted. Assessment compares energy management practices at a plant to the best practices summarised in ISO 50001. Value of using best practices has been proven by analysis conducted by 3M and Schneider Electric at their plants: certified plants achieved 62% higher energy savings. 3M Canada has achieved 96% score at EMS.
How does EMS forecast compare to results of full scale energy audit?
We run EMS at our client before conducting a full-scale utility audit. This plant runs an energy intensive production process with $2mln utility budget. A 25-min assessment predicted a possibility to cut energy cost by $300-400K. A full-scale utility audit produced a list of specific projects totalling $533K, including $83K worth of projects with combined required investment of $9K.
EMS estimate at food plant: $300-400K savings. Energy Audit estimate: $533K savings between 12 projects
What professionals say about Energy Management Score Assessment™?
We invested several months to carefully design, clearly word, and then code this assessment. Then we asked respected industry professionals to review it. Here is what they said: