Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a "limited understanding" of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK.
Utilities in deregulated markets are under more pressure than ever to attract and retain customers and are therefore more motivated to consider new technologies to extend their energy services offering. Previous posts in our Future-Proof Utility series have discussed the driving forces behind utilities' push for innovation, and the importance of a customer-centric approach. While both of these concepts are of crucial strategic importance, technology is the vehicle that will ultimately bring the future-proof utility into being. That's why this post will zero in on 5 technologies utilities are exploring and investing in, and what kind of capabilities they will need in order to meaningfully expand their energy services.
Did you know that 60% of your hotel's carbon footprint comes from energy use? Not only that, but your bottom line is affected too: energy use is eating up 6-10% of your property's revenues. It might not be your biggest operating cost - but it's the one growing fastest! Besides, when it's so easy to do a little hotel energy management, what hotelier wouldn't want to save money on their next electricity bill?
Plus, your customers actually want greener hotels - but they aren't necessarily willing to sacrifice higher rates or forgo any kind of luxury. If you are in the hospitality industry, read on to learn how to balance an optimal guest experience with properly implemented hotel energy management:
For this 2nd instalment of our industry focus series, we’re looking at energy saving solutions for supermarkets. The holidays are upon us, and for grocery store managers, things are already going nutcrackers. Shopping-crazed customers are leaving fridges open, the heat is blasting to keep those holiday shoppers warm, and opening hours are extended...But what if I told you this festive madness could work in your favour? Or that the holiday season is actually the BEST time to save energy (and consequently, money!)?Don’t just take it from me - Energy Star estimates that every dollar saved on energy expenses in supermarkets is equivalent to a $59 increase in sales! How’s that for a Christmas miracle? As it happens, seriously cool energy saving solutions for supermarkets have hit the market recently...in this blog we'll tell you our top 5 favourites!