Sustainable Energy Solutions,
Blog Topic A: E-Financial Management,
implementation of energy-efficient processes, technologies, and services:
- saves organizations money,
- drives innovation and productivity, and
- supports a cleaner environment
Buildings – including offices, homes, and stores – use 40%
of our energy and 70% of our electricity.
Most buildings waste about 24% of their energy because when
it was a monopoly we couldn’t do much about it – just pay the bill.
Now, buildings are reservoirs of cash.
the dollars of energy streaming through your buildings will get you believing
costs can come down.
you had the big picture of energy use –in terms of dollars as well as kWhs
and BTUs – you could see the times of peak usage.
- What is Energy Cloud
Computing & Tracking
you had the detailed picture of where that expenditure went – what
department, what air conditioners, what public lighting – you could narrow
down on the root causes.
key point is to get a specific look – a granular look – at how many dollars
stream through each major panel and circuit.
that information – compare, for example, actual air conditioner usage with
the spec sheet for those units, and measure the difference to see how much
inefficiency crept into that circuit. Do it for main circuits.
energy procurement strategies – compare new rates to old rates and
calculate the differences.
solutions – You have a choice. Select solutions to fit ROI objectives for your buildings and campus.
the “Before” usage with the “After” efficiencies – save 13% – 27% of your
energy is analogous to managing money. Know how much you have, how it’s used
and how to save more of it.
your energy in dollars and modeling changes to show savings in dollars lets Controllers
find needed cash and lets management estimate increased equity value.
for Small Business
the data is in your Dashboard, you and analysts can evaluate it from anywhere.
employees from management, controllers office, and facilities management can
collaborate on tracking the swings, cost comparisons and anomalies of energy
usage, then translate them into cost reduction projects.
Topic A – E-Financial Management,
Specific – Financial Justification
costs by increasing efficiency. It takes finding the problems and then
proposing projects that require expenditures.
justifications are necessary.
with the current climate of incentives, which will not last, the wise are
Topic A – E-Financial Management,
Specific – Efficiency Markets. Elisa Wood
“Building efficiency is a critical
and important growth sector because the outcomes, including reduced operating
costs, reduced energy costs, greater reliability and resilience, are in high
demand.” Kevin Self, vice president strategy
and corporate development, Johnson Controls
When outcomes are excellent, organizations take leadership
roles in their industries.
Prepared by Navigant Research, a recent report pegs global
revenue for advanced energy at nearly $1.3 trillion, up 12 percent over last
Financial energy management,
based on realizing efficiencies equal savings, savings equal fatter bottom line
and that equals competitive advantage, is getting big.
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) estimates range up to $199.5
billion in annual revenue which is bigger than the airline industry,
Clean and sophisticated management of power, fuels and
transportation — grew 14 percent last year.
With emphasis on buildings, saving energy grew to $60.1 billion
in revenue or 43 percent over four years in the U.S.
Credit: “Advanced Energy Now: 2015 Market
efficiency contributed $60
EV charging station revenue grew 31
percent in the U.S., to $201.5 million
Industrial energy management system
(IEMS) represent a $4 billion US market