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6 Steps to Determining if You’re Spending Too Much on Energy

February 18, 2021

Cost reduction strategies are always on the forefront for organizations, and one effective way to curb costs is by taking a closer look at one of your biggest cost factors: energy. Easier said than done though, right? Let’s take a look at six simple steps for determining if you are spending too much on energy and/or are not taking advantage of the plethora of opportunities available to improve your organization’s sustainability and resiliency. 

  1. Does your organization have defined sustainability targets/goals?
  2. Do you think that your organization has old, inefficient systems and equipment that could be upgraded to improve operations and concurrently save energy? Some examples include:
    1. Old air compressors and potential leaks?
    2. Un-optimized refrigeration or heating & cooling systems?
    3. Inefficient HVAC systems?
    4. Lost heat that could be used for pre-heat somewhere else?
    5. Older lighting?
  3. Have power outages cost you in production losses or is your power unreliable?
  4. Have you explored generating your own power with technologies such as Solar PV or Combined Heat and Power (CHP)?
  5. Do you currently participate in a demand response program to receive monetary compensation for curtailment during peak times?
  6. Is your supply chain or are your stakeholders encouraging (or demanding) a “greener footprint”?

Of course, this is merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg, but if you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, it’s well worth your time to explore your options for reducing costs, reducing demand, and improving sustainability. Energy solutions are varied (and complex) but by partnering with a team of holistic energy consultants that are both vendor and technology agnostic, you can rest assured that our interests are rooted in making sure your best interests remain the top priority.

A great place to start is by contacting our team for a comprehensive assessment at no cost to you. For more information, contact APPI Energy at 800.520.6685 or energysolutions@appienergy.com.