Introduction to Energy Inefficiencies – Manufacturing
Energy management is a crucial driver behind good energy efficiency. It helps you understand how much energy you use and how much it costs to run your business and allows you to identify the best way to reduce your business’s CO2 emissions and save money.
The benefits of good energy management can be wide-reaching: from savings on bills through to improved productivity. The key is understanding where your business uses the most energy, what that means for your overall costs, and then making changes accordingly. In this blog, we’ll look at why every business should become more energy efficient, as well as some common measures taken by manufacturers who want to improve their efficiency levels or reach net zero carbon emissions sooner rather than later.
What are the key drivers behind good energy management?
There are a number of factors that should be considered when looking at how to improve energy efficiency.
The first is the cost of energy, which has increased considerably in recent times and is set to continue rising. This will have a significant impact on any business, as it affects costs related to all aspects of production including, raw materials, transportation, and even packaging. It’s important that businesses identify and understand these costs so they can develop strategies for reducing them.
If you’re not already doing so, your business should be aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by adopting more sustainable practices such as switching from fossil fuels towards renewable sources like solar or wind power; installing efficient lighting systems that use less electricity; using more efficient machinery with lower running costs; recycling waste materials instead of sending them directly into landfill sites where they contribute significantly towards global warming through methane gas production, etc.
Why should I become energy efficient?
But why should you care? It’s not just about the money. There are some big benefits to energy efficiency, and they go beyond the bottom line. Energy efficiency is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint, which is important for a number of reasons. First, climate change has become an increasingly urgent issue over the last few decades—and it will only continue to get worse if we do nothing about it. Second, cutting down on your carbon emissions can make it easier for you as a company or individual to comply with environmental regulations that may soon be put in place by governments around the world (or maybe already are). Of course, this means being able to prove that you’re taking steps toward reducing your carbon footprint is going to be an important factor when making decisions about how best to invest your resources into future projects and initiatives.
What energy efficiency measures can be installed in existing premises
- Think about your energy consumption – thinking about your consumption is one thing, knowing where, what, and why you’re using energy is another point altogether. Adopting proactive measures that help to collate consumption is a step that every individual and business should be taking.
- Use the right technology – smart sensor-based technology such as the CDL Nano-ULTRA Matrix+ is helping drive the changes required for individuals and businesses to capture data so that they can begin to monitor, measure, and analyse their precise usage across sites, buildings, or even individual assets. The technology and the data it provides can help pinpoint where energy inefficiencies are, some examples being – old lighting, legacy machinery, production line optimisation, etc. Aggregation of data into one central location ensures that quick and actionable insights can be ascertained to empower you to make those positive changes that impact both the bottom line and the environment.
The energy efficiency improvements identified above are relatively straightforward and cost-effective to implement. Therefore, companies should consider implementing these measures as part of their long-term sustainability plan. In addition, the savings generated by making these improvements can be used to provide an additional return on investment.
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Our CDL smart energy monitoring systems provide detailed energy usage and reporting to the CDLSmarthub. The smart hub provides real-time energy performance insights via an intuitive, easy-to-understand dashboard. The CDLSmartHub is accessible from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC without having to install software or apps, so you can access the data from anywhere at any time.
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Real-time energy monitoring insights can provide information on the efficiency of assets and machinery which will help limit wastage, improve operational efficiency and reduce ever-growing energy bills and associated costs.
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