“When energy use is deliberately monitored, controlled, and conserved, decreases in utility consumption and overall costs can be realized without sacrificing facilities operations. Such energy management techniques can take on many shapes and sizes.”
The above is an excerpt from a previous issue of Facility Executive magazine, within an article offering readers 10 strategies for energy management. Authored by Natasha Shah (then vice president of Southland Industries; now vice president at Noresco), that article outlines key points to have in place to execute a facility energy management plan.
Following are strategies from Shah’s article that facility management executives can use to increase efficiency while overcoming potential costly challenges.
- Actively manage real-time energy use.
- Actively manage what is measureable.
- Actively manage energy consumption.
- Have a holistic plan.
- Secure leadership buy-in and support.
- Take risks.
- Take action but don’t “over study.”
- Partner with those who can supplement in-house knowledge.
- Establish an occupant behavioral awareness program.
Read the rest of the article from the November/December 2015 issue here.