With nearly 200 stores to support on his own, the energy manager of a national building supplies retailer needed to be ruthlessly efficient with his time. The company invested £40,000 in new Automatic Meter Reading meters and £8,000 in Energy View, to help the energy manager focus his attention where it was needed the most.
- He prioritised stores where Energy View shows high or unusual patterns of energy use.
- He used Energy View reports to show the managers of the prioritised stores where they could save energy.
- Energy View’s league tables let stores check whether they were on target, and how they were performing compared to their colleagues.
As a result, the retailer’s energy use fell by 11% overall – and 18% in the prioritised stores – in just 18 months. This translates to a saving of £100,000 – recovering more than twice the original investment.