Did you know that water is the fastest rising utility expense in the United States? Businesses and companies all across the country face similar challenges in their utility costs, making the area of utility management one of the most desirable business solutions today. Effective utility management services can enhance a company’s bottom-line while improving its ability to respond to current and future challenges. Although it may seem straightforward, one adage of utility management is “you can’t effectively manage what you do not measure.” An efficient approach to utility management services takes advantage of processes that will measure, audit and compare utility costs.
An effective utility management program will ultimately provide savings opportunities in various areas. In the competitive arena of business today, treating the cost of utilities like the cost of any other raw material is paramount. Using the analogy of an iceberg, much of the savings realized by effective utility management is “underwater” or below the surface of a utility bill. The actual utility bill is the peak of the iceberg rising out of the water, and of course, you will see the potential savings in that area, but the major part of your “utility iceberg” lays underneath the water, the area where the greater part of utility costs are found. Through consistent equipment monitoring, improving power systems, and avoiding unnecessary capital expenses, an effective utility management program will trim these “below the surface” costs.
Utility management services can identify root causes of excessive energy use and pinpoint savings opportunities by isolating inefficiencies and hidden changes in energy consumption. A close look at all the details uncovers hidden trends and patterns that have ramped up utility costs and are at the root of other business costs. It might be as simple as discovering utility inefficiencies from one shift to another. Careful analysis of utility costs could predict and prevent equipment problems or failures, contributing to the overall well-being of a company.
An effective utility management approach administers and unifies a business’s utilities. It would allow for an accurate comparison of all utility systems and costs, detecting inefficiencies and creating a plan for correcting problems. Reviewing and scrutinizing bills for accuracy and anomalies result in timely resolutions of erroneous costs and crucial savings are realized in time and money. In addition, yearly budgets are compiled with correct information, and company forecasts are straightforward and comprehensive.
Energy measuring and auditing are becoming increasingly important in cities and states across the country. Businesses are finding that meeting their energy compliance requirements, while making a positive environmental impact in their community, costs them more time and money each year. Everyone, even businesses, desires being labeled sustainable, “green” or eco-friendly as it ultimately adds to the bottom-line in money and goodwill. The confidence and ability to respond to future requirements and challenges is the mark of an effective business. An effective utility management service maintains a company’s forward progress in all these areas by making sure each measurement of utility cost is accurate, comparable, and audited.
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