An old colleague of mine once likened energy management to a balanced diet. Sure, you can crash diet before your 15-year reunion to dazzle people with your amazing physique, but if you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, improve your energy levels, and live a longer, happier life, a healthy diet and regular exercise must be part of the ongoing routine. The same is true for energy management. Good energy management is an ongoing process, not a discrete event or project. The most efficient buildings will drift and the most optimized operational plans need ongoing review to ensure that savings are achieved and preserved over time.
Because I’m a big believer in “show, not tell,” I wanted to share two recent examples of customers that have used our energy intelligence software (EIS) to help define best practice operating conditions and monitor their results to ensure those best practices were followed. (Spoiler alert: they weren’t.)