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28 01, 2020

#3. The 4 reasons energy audit is valuable to your business

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

In previous post of the "Energy Audit Series" we talked about What makes energy audit free and How is energy inefficiency alike health issues. In this post we will dive a bit deeper into how energy audit creates value to companies. I said it before and will say it again: Energy audit by itself [...]

20 08, 2018

Satisfied clients send cheques, happy clients send referrals

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy management, Past Projects|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today I had the most pleasant meeting at owners office of our manufacturing client. I experienced deep satisfaction when plant manager bragged about results of projects to the owner - lighting, grants, utility audit, compressed air system audit, changes in water supply, upcoming refrigeration optimisation and monitoring. And a grey-haired owner said: "I am happy with [...]

15 05, 2018

How has 3M Canada cut energy use by 32%? Part 6: 3 tips to succeed with energy projects from 3M

By |2020-06-03T10:33:18-04:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education, Interesting Reads|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this post we shall conclude describing how 3M has achieved outstanding energy cost reduction results. These publication has resulted from interview with Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager of 3M Canada. This post completes the story started in previous publications: Part 1: How does 3M take big energy decisions Part 2: Energy standards increase savings Part [...]

27 04, 2016

Energy use reduction at industrial refrigeration plant through adjustment of operating set points

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: Baking, business case, Energy in refrigeration, Energy management|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How valuable would it be for your business to cut the energy use of an industrial refrigeration plant by 30%, while still supporting the same load? To do so with a short payback? What if incentives halved the payback? This is what we are doing. GreenQ Partners has completed a pilot project at a refrigeration [...]

28 05, 2015

Energy management at Atlantic Packaging

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Through my continuous networking, I am privileged to meet people dealing with energy efficiency. With this post I am starting a series titled Learning from the Big. Though we target mid-sized companies, experience from market leaders can help us and our clients. My first source of conservation experience – Atlantic Packaging – provides a total packaging solution [...]

9 02, 2015

A small efficiency loss may cause a big loss of business value

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Brand value, Business value, Energy management, Past Projects, Production level, Profitability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

At a recent project, we worked with an industrial bakery that faced a minor increase in natural gas consumption at its oven. Through an analysis of consumption/production data and discussions with the client, we found that the waste was caused by a faulty temperature-sensor calibration. The sensor was adjusted, and consumption came back to expected [...]

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