When talking about energy management in enterprises, the word “energy efficiency” quickly arises up. This takes on a key role on the way to a sustainable and environmentally conscious economy. Businesses do not have to wait for tomorrow to reap the rewards of their efforts. As for Energy management already brings many advantages if implemented correctly.
Energy saving and energy efficiency are often equated. Strictly speaking, they are two different things:
1. Energy Saving: Saving energy is about doing without energy consumption. Switching off a machine or not using it saves energy.
2. Energy efficiency: The decisive factor for energy efficiency is the relationship between the benefit achieved and the energy used to achieve it. In this case, for example, one would replace the machine with an alternative that consumes less electricity.
At the end of the day, the two elements are inter-linked, because if you use energy efficiently, you also save energy. The use of fossil resources such as coal, natural gas or oil promotes the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Moreover, CO2 plays a key role in the greenhouse effect and climate change; with all the massive problems this entails. In order to reduce this consumption to such an extent that climate change remains somewhat manageable, a partial switch to renewable energies is not enough. In addition, it is crucial to use energy as efficiently as possible. This in turn becomes a vivid fact as the world population continues to raise in the upcoming decades. In contrary, modern, digital technologies require a significant amount of energy.
Furthermore, enterprises play an important role in energy saving. According to the Federal Environment Agency, prevalent industries such as; manufacturing and processing consume about a quarter of the so-called primary energy consumption. In addition, there is also an indirect energy consumption, which is based on the consumption of heat and electricity generated in power plants. This energy demand not only fuels climate change, it also costs financial resources. Hence, brings us to the economic benefits of energy efficiency.
In addition to contributing to climate protection and thus to a habitable future, energy efficiency has a number of other advantages for corporates:
Energy efficiency is a long-term project. An energy management system helps companies to implement this project consistently. Like other management systems, an energy management system follows the PCDA cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act): companies set goals and measures, implement them, check and optimize them. Regular reviews in particular play an important role on control & maintenance of the respective EN ISO 50001 Standard.
As such, besides offering high quality omni-channel customer experience solutions, SPEEEX LLC also thrives
to successful implement the measures of energy, it’s influences its organizational culture to the benefit from all the
advantages that energy efficiency brings – now and in the future.