In the rapidly evolving manufacturing sector, operational efficiency is key to maintaining a competitive edge. Utility bills are among the top three operating expenses for most manufacturers yet are often viewed as a ‘fixed overhead.’ Reducing utility costs and tackling inefficiency on site requires a systematic approach to energy management starting with an initial energy audit and leading to technology implementation and continuous improvement. Studies have shown that a strategic energy management program leads to greater energy savings and long-term energy efficiency than simply purchasing new energy efficient equipment on an ad-hoc basis.
There are numerous steps required to realize an energy management program within a dynamic manufacturing environment. Having trustworthy, independent advice is important to help navigate the vast array of energy saving products and technologies on offer. We work with clients at all stages of implementation, whether refreshing an existing energy management system such as ISO50001 or just getting started, Circular Energy will help turn plans into action.
In our experience, energy management plans are only as good as the people who implement them. That’s why we work with site engineering and maintenance teams to execute projects and track the results over time. We have found that involving the end-users is key to success and reporting the bottom line results to senior management brings the project full circle.