Key Performance Indicators

Step 1

Understand your energy use

Understanding your energy usage and what sustainable energy efficient alternatives are available will help you to make informed investment decisions and identify cost savings.

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Step 2

Create an energy action plan

Create an energy action plan to outline your business's energy management targets.

This will Identify the significant energy users, the opportunities for change and how to reduce energy usage and costs.

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Step 3

Complete an energy audit

Once your business has implemented basic energy management and an energy action plan, the next step is to carry out an energy audit.

The energy audit will help ensure that you are taking informed steps especially where investments or upgrades are involved.

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Step 4

Invest in energy efficiency upgrades and renewables

Your energy action plan or energy audit should highlight upgrade or investment opportunities.

These may include changing your lights to LEDs, investing in renewable heat sources such as commercial heat pumps, installing commercial solar panels or purchasing a commercial electric vehicle.

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Step 5

Monitor, track and report

Energy efficiency works best when it is implemented into your business's long-term strategy.

Monitoring your energy use regularly to track improvements will help you to understand which actions will reduce energy consumption and costs the most in the long run.

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