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Why many energy submetering projects fail … and how to ensure that yours succeeds

'Energy submetering project' is doomed to fail unless it is a 'data-based operations management enablement project'.  With energy submeters getting cheaper, setting up a submetering project is a no-brainer and not a big deal, right? -  Sure, if your sole goal is to spend money on new meters. It's a different story if your goal is [...]

By |2022-09-23T13:19:37-04:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Business value, Energy management|0 Comments

Energy waste in a quick service restaurant is worth the owner’s attention

Cost of saved energy directly adds to QSR owner's profit

Energy waste in a quick service restaurant can be found at a cost of burger, fries, and a pop

In the previous post we have established that cutting energy cost in quick-service restaurant is well-worth owner’s attention. We have also established that about 80% of electricity and 100% of natural gas are consumed by refrigeration, cooking, HVAC, and water heating, with refrigeration and cooking leading in both categories. These are all areas where [...]

By |2022-05-26T14:49:38-04:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Energy at QSRs|0 Comments

The 2 beliefs about energy take a bite from QSR owner’s profit

In the tough world of quick-service restaurants owners are paid last. After everything and everybody are paid, the remaining profit is all too often modest. How can a QSR franchise owner increase their take home pay? Beyond the obvious – selling more and cutting product waste – what can an owner do to boost [...]

Implementation of energy performance standards at 3M – Q&A with Andrew Hejnar

I attended an interesting session Ask Us Anything session on ISO 50001 with Andrew Hejnar, MSc, P.Eng., CEM, CPEnMS, CEA, CRM, SEP PV, organised by Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) and run by Olivier Cappon. Well done! Key takeaways: ISO 50001 is highly scalable, it can be implemented in companies as small as [...]

By |2022-05-24T13:52:17-04:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Energy management|0 Comments

Utility waste at manufacturing plant is a choice, money is not the issue

I often hear that "Energy audit costs money, but saves no energy". This is true and not true at the same time. Here is why: Any experienced plant manager knows that their plant wastes utilities. No shame in this. Every plant wastes energy. Few plant managers know where exactly this waste occurs and even [...]

80% net carbon emissions reduction is achievable — and profitable — right now

We often hear that massive carbon emissions reduction is either technically impossible or financially unfeasible. However, through a feasibility-level analysis of eight commercial and industrial buildings, I arrived at a conclusion that surprised even me. Massive net carbon emissions reduction is not a technological issue, nor is it a financing problem. It is a [...]

By |2022-01-13T18:40:41-04:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Energy management|0 Comments

Optimization and retrofit at refrigerated warehouse saved 41% of energy

We have completed another industrial refrigeration retrofit and optimization project at Erb Transportation warehouse in Baden, Ontario. Annual energy savings for the whole refrigeration plant are estimated at 41%. This time GreenQ worked under project management of Arcadian Projects and in cooperation with Davis Energy. Our contribution to the project was a complex optimisation [...]

In Energy Management Action without Information is a Waste of Resources

A conventional wisdom suggests that only action creates results. I tend to agree, except that is must be a correct action. How do you what energy project is the right one? How to choose between projects when each vendor claims attractive savings? I do not have a crystal ball either, but I [...]

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