E Source is pleased to release key findings from the E Source Energy Management Survey 2011, which asked corporate energy managers a variety of questions about past energy management successes and future priorities for managing energy. E Source received responses from 54 large corporate energy users in the commercial and industrial sectors.
Based on data collected in March 2011, tracking facility energy performance data on an increasingly granular level is a growing priority for energy managers. In the recent past, energy managers have been focused on achieving cost savings through maintenance and procurement practices, but now they’re being asked to focus on measuring, understanding, and managing micro-scale energy use.
The E Source Energy Management Survey 2011, which was introduced at the 18th Annual E Source Energy Management Roundtable, included open-ended questions about:
- Top initiatives for managing energy in 2011
- Successful aspects of respondents’ energy management programs
- Aspects of respondents’ energy management programs that need significant improvement
The survey also asked respondents to provide ratings on a scale of 1 to 10 (where 1 = not at all valuable and 10 = very valuable) for topics such as:
- Energy management priorities
- The alignment between resources and priorities
- Software used for centralized energy management, to perform greenhouse gas inventories, or to collect sustainability metrics
Dr. Kevin Vranes, director of E Source energy management services, explains, “We found that the priorities for energy managers are increasingly focused on measuring and benchmarking energy use at their facilities, obtaining funding to carry out improvements, engaging employees to participate in energy-efficiency initiatives at multiple levels, and keeping management informed about their energy-efficiency results” (Figure 1).
Members of the E Source Corporate Energy Managers’ Consortium will receive a copy of the report, “E Source Energy Management Survey 2011: Reporting Actions and Priorities at the Facility Level.” The report can also be purchased on an individual basis by nonmembers.
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Wendy Bloechle, Vice President of Marketing, E Source
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