Energy efficiency solutions

Energy Management Program (EMP)

What is energy management?

"Energy management" is a term that mainly relates to saving energy in businesses, public-sector/government organizations, and homes:

The energy-saving meaning

When it comes to energy saving, energy management is the process of monitoring, controlling, and conserving energy in a building. Typically this involves the following steps:

The above four-step process applies either way - it's entirely up to you whether you consider energy-saving measures that involve buying new equipment or upgrading building fabric.

Why is it important?

Energy management is the key to saving energy in your organization. Much of the importance of energy saving stems from the global need to save energy - this global need affects energy prices, emissions targets, and legislation, all of which lead to several compelling reasons why you should save energy at your organization specifically.

How best to manage your energy consumption?

We identified four steps to the energy-management process above. We'll cover each of them in turn:

1. Metering your energy consumption and collecting the data

As a rule of thumb: the more data you can get, and the more detailed it is, the better.

2. Finding and quantifying opportunities to save energy

The detailed meter data that you are collecting will be invaluable for helping you to find and quantify energy-saving opportunities.

3. Targeting the opportunities to save energy

Just finding the opportunities to save energy won't help you to save energy - you have to take action to target them.

4. Tracking your progress at saving energy

Once you've taken action to save energy, it's important that you find out how effective your actions have been.