Commercial New by Chris Barnes | Aug 30, 2018 Test Your Energy Leadership Take this short quiz to get a snapshot of how your business measures up against your competition when it comes to managing energy. At the end, you will get feedback on where you stand, and recommendations for how to get better. To what extent does your business track total energy use and costs? Record of cost elements from monthly bills Total bill cost and usage is recorded and compared month over month, and over same time period previous year All data points from each bill are recorded each month; consumption and cost trends and variances are compared month over month, annually, and same month previous year Data from monthly bills used (as in options above) and interval data is reviewed to understand usage patterns and hourly costsTo what extent is life-cycle energy use/cost considered in new equipment purchases? Not at all/I don't know Equipment requiring upgrades or replacement is first evaluated to confirm if the size/nature of the equipment matches the business need; replacement is specified based on actual business need in conjunction with full-life cycle cost consideration Somewhat Energy Star or similar products are preferred but not required Full life cycle cost is calculated and used to offset difference in purchase cost between low and high efficiency equipment in purchasing decisionsAre energy purchasing decisions coordinated with site- and time-specific energy use data? No I don't know Yes Are the staff responsible for energy use, provided with training/information updates about energy pricing? No I don't know YesHas your business set performance targets for improvement in energy consumption and costs? I don't know Specific targets are clearly stated; management and staff are accountable to deliver progress toward targets Energy is not discussed as a priority area. Corporate policy speaks to need for energy conservation and savings but targets are not a performance criteriaIs there a list of the top 5 facilities, and the related energy consumption for each? No I dont know Somewhat known but not documented YesDoes your site(s) forecast and verify after completion, the dollar benefits of energy efficiency or other energy management activities? No I don't know YesWho in your organization holds responsibility for managing energy usage and costs? Multi-Department Energy Team No one Site Managers Other Energy Manager Your Name Your Email Your Business Name Sign up to stay informed about the rapidly changing energy sector, and how to make it work for you! Time is Up!