As global sustainability management trends evolve, there’s a renewed focus on energy management and its role in decarbonization.
Constantly changing variables—such as weather, technology, operations, and employee behavior—can have a major impact on the effectiveness of energy management programs. Without the right data, analytics, software and expertise, many companies struggle to devise and implement holistic energy management programs, resulting in lower savings, suboptimal energy performance, and higher carbon emissions.
Why Is Energy Management Important?
According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), energy accounts for over 70% of all global GHG emissions. So, before considering alternative or renewable energy sources, which often come at a premium, organizations must first reduce their demand-side consumption. To maximize long-term energy savings, align company leaders, departments, and employees through robust engagement activities to plan a holistic, transformative strategy rather than siloed projects.
In the earliest tactical stage, organizations create a business case around energy efficiency, analyzing consumption and spend data to uncover outliers and build a plan for targeted energy management solutions, procurement criteria, and behavioral changes. As strategic energy management becomes part of the organizational culture and organizations realize savings from early projects, companies can expand their efforts to increase energy savings across their portfolio and reduce carbon emissions. Once organizations have well-established energy management practices, they will be positioned to take a closer look at their value chain and integrate renewable energy solutions into their energy portfolio.
Digital Energy Management Analytics & Software
From remote audits to near real-time visibility into energy performance, to tracking against KPIs, ENGIE Impact’s digital analytics and software tools make energy management programs more successful. Certified energy managers expertly leverage these toolsets to uncover insights as part of tailored energy management programs:
- Data Acquisition: From monthly bills and interval meters to data flowing directly from IoT-enabled sensors, capturing the right data is an important first step for organizations to identify opportunities, measure project success, and report on their energy program.
- Remote Energy Audits: Focus your capital and resources on buildings with the highest energy efficiency potential without visiting each facility.
- Portfolio Prioritization: Quickly identify outliers with higher potential ROI to focus on the right projects.
- Energy Management Software: Accurately monitor, control and report on energy consumption, pinpoint opportunities for enhanced efficiency, track KPIs and goals, and continually optimize energy performance with full visualization dashboards and analytics.
Benefits of ENGIE Impact’s Energy Management Solutions
ENGIE Impact’s certified energy managers serve as an extension of an organization's in-house team to build and execute a framework to reduce energy cost and consumption across a portfolio – from site audits and data analytics to program design and project coordination – and drive savings back to the bottom line.
- Data Acquisition: From bill data to interval meter data to streams from IoT-enabled sensors, clients have the right data streams to gain visibility into energy data.
- Portfolio Benchmarking: Benchmark sites to identify outliers, gain visibility into cost drivers, and account for weather-related impacts.
- Audits: Facilitate both on-site and remote energy audits to identify trends and pinpoint opportunities.
- Develop Business Case: Conduct robust financial analysis to identify the highest ROI projects and plans.
- Project Prioritization: Evaluate all projects against operational benefits, complexity, risk, value, and environmental impact.
- Advising. Experts provide project-based or ongoing consultation for site-based or portfolio-wide project execution.
- Financing Alternatives. Help organizations identify financing alternatives to overcome capital barriers and execute at speed and scale.
- Training and Workshops. Facilitate training programs and workshops to support specific projects or areas of focus.
- Rebates. Research utility rebate opportunities to ensure project spend and ROI is maximized.
Report and Optimize
- Performance Reporting. Provide reporting to ENERGY STAR® through benchmarking and certification of buildings.
- Energy Management Software. Organizations with large volumes of data that need a way to visualize multiple data streams can efficiently track and manage their usage and emissions to specific targets, outputs and KPIs.
- Facility and Asset Performance Management. Experts identify anomalies in bill data, investigating them on clients’ behalf and working with site-level leadership to resolve issues.
- Operational Best Practices. Based on the unique portfolios and company goals, the team develops and supports the implementation of operational best practices.