Little Leaguers and Major Leaguers alike who want to hone their skills have three basic areas to focus on: how hard they hit the ball, how fast they throw the ball, and how many balls they catch. Sure, the Billy Beanes of the world will say there’s more to it than that, but at the end of the day, if they do those three things better than the next guy, they’ll get a spot on the team.
The same goes with energy management. To take better control of your energy costs, there are really only three fundamental areas to focus on: how you buy energy, how much energy you use, and when you use energy. Doing these three things better means you reduce the size of the your energy bill each month while at the same time improving your energy productivity: your ability to make more informed decisions about energy use, reduce the time you spend reporting on and managing energy spend, and shielding your organization from risk.