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:
“EMS assessment uncovers core issues of energy management through a series of simple questions directly related to business. I particularly like how it links quality of practices with results. It’s a handy tool to start or rekindle an energy management conversation in the boardroom.”
Barry Staddon, Assistant General Manager at Magna powertrain (MSM):
“The Energy Management Score assessment is simply-worded, engaging and thought-provoking. The questions compare current business practices to energy management best practices and provide the all-important gap analysis that fuels the drive for improvement.”
“The assessment is simply worded, it’s easier and faster to complete compared to energy management matrix that is used in some NRCan materials. I like how it is linked with Plan-Do-Check-Act model.”
Find out how much your plant wastes on energy
But do not take their word for it – try it for yourself and form your own opinion.
For time being EMS assessment is available through self-service at no cost at Energy Management Score assessment™ – EMS.
It’s a multiple choice questionnaire that does not require calculations or special knowledge. In 25 min you will receive a 126-word pdf report with an estimate of how much you can save better managing your energy.