Energy management

31 10, 2023

Revolutionizing Energy Management of Big Portfolios: kWIQly’s AI Saves Time, Energy, and Money

By |2023-10-31T11:29:42-04:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Business value, Energy management|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In the world of property management overseeing energy in big portfolios of small but numerous sites is a daunting challenge. No manager can afford to watch energy consumption every day at every site while energy costs are up, and maintenance resources are limited. Enter kWIQly, a cutting-edge AI platform that is here to revolutionize [...]

3 05, 2023

Continuous monitoring of energy will not ensure savings or protect from failures

By |2023-10-21T14:41:39-04:00May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Energy management|0 Comments

As a facility manager, are you responsible for ensuring that your operations are running smoothly and efficiently? One important aspect of this job is to ensure meeting energy use reduction targets. Monitoring energy usage is commonly offered as a tool to reach energy and CO2 reduction targets. However, even a continuous energy use monitoring [...]

26 01, 2023

How do you know if your energy retrofit has delivered results promised by the vendor?

By |2023-10-26T11:12:49-04:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Let me tell a story without naming names. I believe it to be very typical for the Ontario market. Some business was convinced they had the most energy efficient operations in the world. Why wouldn't they be if they had installed energy-efficient equipment provided by the reputable vendor? However, an old owner had a [...]

26 01, 2023

Energy retrofits fail because of weak energy management, not because of technology

By |2023-01-26T14:50:39-04:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Energy management|0 Comments

Quality of energy management defines quality of energy retrofits. Finding ‘why’ energy is wasted is pivotal to determining how to fix the issue. Energy management is the key to unlocking utility savings and reaching carbon reduction targets. But how do you know if your energy management practices are up to par? A simple way [...]

26 09, 2022

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

By |2023-10-21T15:35:24-04:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Business value, Energy management|0 Comments

'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 [...]

26 05, 2022

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

By |2023-10-19T09:43:36-04:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Energy at QSRs, Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

26 05, 2022

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

By |2022-06-06T09:39:11-04:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Energy at QSRs, Energy management|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

24 05, 2022

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

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

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 [...]

29 03, 2022

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

By |2022-03-29T11:31:32-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Business value, Energy management|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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