Any successful business organisation is driven by the key decisions made by its stakeholders. The decisions could be related to growth strategies, marketing initiatives, cost management or even employee welfare. And these decisions have to be based on supporting data, and not based on a feeling of one or more individuals in the management team. ERP is the perfect example for a platform that derives insights to help make such key decisions from a business management perspective.
During our conversation with business owners, facility managers and maintenance engineers, we have come across several occasions where they tend to address the energy efficiency issue by upgrading the traditional incandescent lighting to LED lamps. Yes, this is a typical low hanging fruit for the owners and for the facility team. But is it good enough to bring about considerable savings ? Is the investment justified in terms of the returns ? How soon can you recover the investment in the form of monthly savings in energy bills ?
Contribution of lighting load for an organisation could vary across industry verticals. For example, this could be close to 50% for a showroom, approximately 20% in a hospital, whereas it could be as low as 10% in a manufacturing unit. The investment in LED lamps has to be made considering these aspects as well. If the contribution is less than 20%, these upgrades only address that little chunk of your energy expenses, whereas the larger piece ( say 80% in this example ) is left unaddressed. The management team must understand the detailed split-up of their energy expenses, to ensure that the investment made towards optimising power usage gives the desired results.
This is where Energy Management Systems ( EMS ) help business owners take key investment decisions when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Greeniee is one such platform that empowers its customers by giving them detailed analysis of consumption down to the individual equipment level. So, the customer ultimately knows whether the major portion of energy consumed on his premise is spent on HVAC or some other equipment. Knowing where to invest, how to invest for better results in power savings, thereby improving the operational efficiency of the entire organisation.