The case has never been stronger for businesses to take energy optimisation seriously. Businesses of all sizes are joining the conversation on energy, and the general perspective is shifting from viewing energy as an outgoing cost to viewing it as an opportunity. Environmental responsibility aside, businesses are understanding that energy is a revenue-generating asset that benefits the whole organisation; sustainability is no longer a niche department, but a key player in developing a business’s commercial opportunities. As Ernst and Young put it “We have witnessed the sustainability function within organisations evolve from a peripheral to a strategic function that is intertwined with the corporate decision-making process.”
A Unilever study shows that a third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact, demonstrating another reason for businesses to become more responsible with their energy usage. Consumers are even optimising their own energy usage at home, through SMART meters and energy saving devices, as well as switching energy suppliers.
Energy management within workplaces is being taken more and more seriously, as research continues to add to the list of benefits monitoring and controlling the workplace environment has. As well as saving money on energy bills, improving office building performance can significantly improve staff well-being and productivity.
As well as implementing smarter building management systems, there is a growing demand for buildings which are designed to reduce energy use and emissions. Basing
If you’d like to make the most of the opportunity energy optimisation presents, get in touch with Next Controls today. We are experts in optimising the built environment, with over 25 years of experience.