Tracking your facilities' energy consumption and comparing each location's performance is the most critical step in controlling your energy spend. Simply examining your utility bills and comparing this year's monthly expense to last year isn't even half of the story.
Sure, there's a wealth of information on your energy bills, but many variables go into each utility's monthly invoice, from weather variations to inconsistent billing cycles and your own operational changes. So you just can't make an apples-to-apples comparison based on the “PAY THIS AMOUNT” number on the utility bill. And if the metric that drives energy consumption in your business is something other than square footage—such as occupancy, customers, or tons of production—you'll be hard pressed to accurately assess building fuel economy using spreadsheets.
That's where EnerCop comes in.
The Value of EnerCop Software
EnerCop lets you benchmark energy performance as an energy manager would. It accounts for all the variables and provides you with timely, actionable business intelligence about your building portfolio's energy consumption patterns.
Step 1 – Establish your baseline
Data Entry Screen
- Enter utility bill data into the software to create a portfolio-wide database
- Normalize data for weather, operating changes, and billing cycles
- Run a “Gap” report to identify missing invoices
- Run Anomaly reports to drill-down and find inaccurate data or utility billing errors
- Establish an initial baseline for your facilities; a customized metric or Key Performance Indicator that drives energy consumption at your organization
Step 2 – Track consumption and performance
- Track energy consumption over time (normalizing for weather and business cycles)
- Compare facilities across your organization (by type) and against like-businesses
- Rank sites by performance (top or bottom performing 10 or 20),
Step 3 – Analyze results and take action
Electricity Per Day
- Run single- and multi-site reports evaluating your portfolio across scores of metrics—by fuel, geography, building type, time-frame, even supplier
- Quickly sort through your portfolio to single out inefficient facilities
- Strategically target under-performing facilities for capital investment or other actions
- Verify results from energy management and other cost avoidance efforts