energy cost reduction

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

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 [...]

20 01, 2021

How to mount energy savings in high-volume manufacturing

By |2021-01-14T17:42:47-04:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Our South African colleague Craig van Wyk from VWG Consulting expressed a consideration very much worth republishing: if savings per unit are achieved and sustained in high-volume manufacturing, they keep mounting every hour of every day. Here is Craig's message: During my years in management in the high-volume manufacturing environment, prior to becoming a [...]

27 04, 2020

#11. How to estimate possible energy savings in 25 minutes and at no cost?

By |2021-02-10T15:58:38-04:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

14 04, 2020

Simple energy management procedure cuts energy costs during uncertain times

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , , |0 Comments

During quarantine time many plants face uncertain work load and even less certain revenue. The simplest way to save energy and cost to turn unnecessary machines off. This simple recommendation is rarely easy to implement, it's even more difficult to monitor. How to find if unneeded machines are turned off without breaking a bank? [...]

23 03, 2020

#10. Energy audit saved $125,000 CAPEX

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Reduction of air exhaust from refrigerated room reduced cooling load and eliminated need for refrigeration plant upgrade

16 03, 2020

#9. Energy audit finds $20,000 in energy savings at a cost of a 30 ft pipe.

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A perfectly efficient machines can still waste lots of primary or secondary utilities. A complex utility audit routinely uncovers how water, heat or 'cooling' can be reused. Hot water reuse at poultry slaughter house Two industrial poultry processing procedures were set in adjacent production space - vacuum pump and scalding. [...]

9 03, 2020

#8. Energy audit busts ‘Nothing to save, Everything is automated’ belief

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A common objection to doing an energy audit is that 'Everything is fine'. This is rarely the case. Here are two examples when audit uncovered saving opportunities that clients did not know existed because they believed everything was in perfect state already. Efficient equipment does not equate to efficient operation. Sanitation staff turned [...]

18 02, 2020

#5. How to reduce energy cost when CAPEX is limited

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A lot of energy costs can be saved at manufacturing plant without CAPEX.

15 05, 2019

Is Ontario GA a blessing or a curse?

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , |0 Comments

Should global adjustment (GA) exist or should it not? This is billion-dollar question.  Leaving methods of calculation aside, I think GA is the best option Ontario ratepayers can have given our market realities. Here are the conditions that form Ontario electricity market: Demand varies through the day, week and year.Power generation technologies have different fixed, variable [...]

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