Analysis

SES specializes in assisting smaller organizations that do not normally have the resources to hire full-time energy specialists in-house. When we first meet with prospective customers, we take a highly informal approach, seeking to understand some of the issues that affect the firm’s energy costs. Our policy is to informally discuss your situation in the first meeting in a non-technical manner. We seek to enable you, the firm’s decision maker, who may not be highly versed in technical matters, to be comfortable with the notion that you can take charge of your firm’s energy situation without having to master a great deal of in-depth technical or market subject matter.

Most decisions regarding energy flow from your firm’s individual business situation. As an example, a public school system may have the ability to undertake projects that have a much longer payback than might a manufacturer who requires a higher return on investment and shorter capital recapture. SES recognizes that issues such as depreciation, the ability of your individual firm to finance projects, the probability of increased revenue to offset expenditures on energy cost savings, etc; are the core issues that are uppermost in your mind when you are considering options that will allow you to gain future efficiencies.

A typical SES customer is a firm that uses $150,000 to $1,000,000 per year in total combined utility costs. Our emphasis is on thermal and electrical consumption as a whole, rather than on facility sub-systems such as lighting. Our analytical method focuses on the largest drivers of energy cost in your facility rather than on sub-system optimization such as lighting improvements. Our goal is to provide you with larger cost reductions, typically through thermal offsets, rather than incremental approaches such as lighting retrofits, which are best left to firms that specialize in such services.

Our approach will often include a measurement of your energy profile. Traditional methods that rely on billing analysis are still useful, but modestly priced measurement methods mean that the most effective way to analyze customer requirements is often to directly measure a facility load. This also forms the basis for energy accounting, as the ongoing internal measurement of energy consumption patterns can provide you with the means to analyze and control your costs.

Finally, we take the data that we have gathered and discuss it with you. When you are satisfied that you have an informed understanding of your situation, it is only then that we propose a set of solutions. SES recognizes that you are central to making the decisions that will most affect the future of your organization. We seek to provide you with an analysis that will best bring about this result.