Like any other factor of production, energy use needs to be managed and understood. This involves basic control and good ‘housekeeping’ to prevent waste.
Responsibilities for procurement, monitoring and avoiding of waste need to be set out, and the procedures required to make these areas work effectively need to be defined and followed.
Special training can help with understanding the main drivers to energy savings and cost control.
As weather conditions and temperatures change throughout the year, it's a given that the amount of energy needed for heating changes too. This makes comparing energy efficiency season-to-season difficult — no one month or year is the same as the next.
This is where a calculation known as 'degree days' can help.More