Energy Optimisation – the Sustainable Path to an Improved Bottom Line

Your business consume energy every day. Production plants, ventilation, lighting and other technical installations are constantly supplied with energy. However, do you actually know if you use the energy optimally for the benefit of both your economy and the climate?

Because of the many benefits your company should put focus on energy optimisation. The Danish Energy Agency estimates that the majority of Danish companies can reduce their energy consumption with 15-30 percent, if they use energy management tools.

This shows the great potential for reducing your company’s energy expenses while also obtaining a more sustainable production. You can start today by implementing a few simple energy saving initiatives, but if you want to obtain the greatest possible effect, you should organise your work with energy optimisation. Improving energy efficiency in larger scale is time and resource demanding, which is why many seek professional consulting.

On this page you are provided insight into the benefits of energy optimisation, and how you can begin to optimise your company’s energy consumption in the best possible way.

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What Are the Benefits of Energy Optimisation?

An Improved Bottom Line A Reduced Climate Imprint A Strengthened Green Business Profile Satisfied Employees
Most businesses are focused on how to strengthen their bottom line. However, far from all know that improving energy efficiency is equally as important as other optimisation initiatives which can positively contribute to the bottom line and the competitive position.
We have, for example, completed projects at the food manufacturing companies Carletti and Lactosan, which have both resulted in reduced energy expenses and increased productivity by optimising the energy consumption.
The Global Goals are probably known by most businesses.
As a society, we are focused on the green transition and companies have an important responsibility in developing and implementing sustainable solutions.
Energy optimisation can help systematise and clarify your company’s climate effort.
Customers and companies are increasingly demanding that products and services that they buy and use are manufactured with care for the climate. A green profile has become a competitive parameter on equal terms as price, quality and delivery – this applies today to SMEs as well as large global concerns.
Energy optimisation is one of the tools your company can make use of to obtain a more sustainable production and green image.
It can improve the working environment when you optimise the energy consumption of your company. If you, for example, experience fluctuating temperature conditions and poor air in buildings, improved energy efficiency can help resolve these issues.
In order to obtain optimal effect, employees’ behaviour should also be considered in the energy saving projects. We work with employees’ energy efficient behaviour as a part of our service concept, Opteamize.

How to Get Started with Energy Optimisation

With the right energy management tools you can plan and target your company’s energy efficiency improvement. As consultants we can help you construct an energy optimisation process that fits exactly your company’s wishes and needs based on the following central elements.

Mapping of the Energy Consumption

The first step towards an optimised energy consumption is to establish an overview of where your company consumes the most energy. At this point, it is important to get a specific insight into the energy consumption of the different processes and plants of your company, for example:

  • Ventilation system
  • Refrigeration and freezer equipment
  • Drying equipment
  • Lighting
  • Boilers
  • Process heating
  • Compressed air
  • Space heating
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Identification of Focus Areas and Initiatives

After mapping out your company’s energy consumption, you are ready to enlighten the areas which your company can optimise with advantage. Hereafter, it is time to identify the energy saving initiatives that create the most value for your company – technical as well as financial.

Also remember to explore the possibility of applying for energy subsidies for your energy saving project.

Implementation of Energy Saving Initiatives and Involvement of Employees

It is not simply about optimisation or the replacement of technical installations, when the energy saving initiatives are being executed. The employees play a vital role in your company’s energy consumption, since it is often their behaviour that can be the cause of inexpedient operation resulting in over consumption. Therefore, you should remember to include your employees – also in the earlier stages – to make sure behavioural changes are being targeted.

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Measurement and Evaluation of Effects and Results

Without specific data on the effects of your energy optimisation it is impossible to evaluate the investment or document your company’s sustainable development.

If your company have implemented energy monitoring, it is simple to extract key figures on the effects of your company’s energy optimisation and to monitor that savings are maintained in the future.

Communication of the Results

Use specific data to communicate credibly about your company’s green transition – both internally and externally.

Energy Optimisation in Every Client Segment

Your company is surely spending energy on processes and plants that are typical in your segment. Therefore, it may be a good idea to take a point of departure in your segment when beginning to optimise energy. Read more about energy savings in your segment:

If you are looking for professional energy consulting in your specific segment, our consultants specialise in various processes and sectors. Contact them to hear more about the possibilities of making your business more energy efficient.