energy measurement

1 11, 2016

“Hungry fridge ate more than me”

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

My friend Andrew once learned that he was paying twice as much for electricity than his neighbour across the street. Similar house, similar family, similar lifestyle, same utility ... but neighbour paid $200 a month, while Andrew paid $400. So Andrew decided to tackle the issue. He invited a utility rep to do a walk [...]

10 06, 2016

Wrong energy metrics can damage quality

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Baking, Business value, Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Simple energy metrics can be useless or worse Our client, an industrial bakery, monitored natural gas burned in the oven in m3 per kg of shipped bread. A fair metric, right? Just read the meter, take production report, divide consumption by production - done. They have got nowhere with this metric when it came to [...]

21 07, 2014

How to measure saved energy? Measurement and verification of energy efficiency projects

By |2020-06-03T10:33:22-04:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

A proper answer to this seemingly simple question is nothing but simple. Proper measurement and verification of achieved savings is a key factor when calculating payback period, IRR for an investment into energy efficiency project and any other in-company ratio. Effectively, M&V may mean a difference between energy efficiency project being named [...]

8 07, 2014

What is the payback period for this energy efficiency project?

By |2020-06-03T10:33:22-04:00July 8th, 2014|Categories: Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy management|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Another email (call, booklet) offers you an energy efficiency measure with a 12 months payback period. Can this be true? Assessing actual savings delivered by an energy efficiency measure only seems to be a straightforward job. To avoid disappointment after implementation manager must understand utility bill structure and tariff options. Use of [...]

12 06, 2014

Energy Management: 4 Steps to Protect your Company from Utility Cost Fluctuations

By |2020-06-03T10:33:23-04:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Energy management|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A lot is being said about the need to manage energy. Many of our contacts seem confused about this idea and often do not know where to start. Here is a relief: energy management is first of all management, all rules apply. To demonstrate we will project management ideas to energy context. Energy prices are [...]

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