Energy management is the process of tracking and monitoring energy to conserve usage in a building A practice that can be systematised and embedded into the operation of an enterprise through the application of ISO 50001.
M&T, M&V, data collection and analysis is cheap. The advent of big data analytics can identify savings opportunities even in systems that are believed to be close to optimum.
Monitoring is a part of ISO 50001’s Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle and is embedded into every Energy Management System.
WHY IT MATTERS
Energy management is the means to controlling and reducing a building's energy consumption, which enables:
Reduce costs – energy represents 25% of all operating costs in an office building.
Reduce carbon emissions in order to meet internal sustainability goals and regulatory requirements.
Reduce risk – the more energy you consume, the greater the risk that energy price increases or supply shortages could seriously affect your profitability. With energy management software, you can reduce this risk by reducing your demand for energy and by controlling it so as to make it more predictable.
As energy management has developed, the role within an organization has changed over time