Industrial 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. Does your site(s) forecast and verify after completion, the dollar benefits of energy efficiency or other energy management activities? Yes No I don't knowTo what extent does your business track total energy use and costs? 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 All data points collected (as above); consumption is compared to production values and/or other energy drivers Total bill cost is recorded and compared month over month, and over same time period previous year Bills are paid when received Total bill cost is recorded and compared during budgeting processesTo what extent is life-cycle energy use/cost considered in new equipment purchases? Full life cycle cost is calculated and used to offset difference in purchase cost between low and high efficiency equipment in purchasing decisions Not at all/I don't know Somewhat Energy Star or similar products are preferred but not required 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 considerationIs there an inventory of the top 5 pieces of energy consuming equipment at each facility, and the related energy draw for each (e.g. in horse power, kW, hours/day, times of day) Yes No I dont know Somewhat known but not documented Are the staff responsible for energy use, provided with training/information updates about energy pricing? I don't know No YesDo your corporate strategy and performance criteria include targets for improvement in energy consumption and costs? Company policy speaks to need for energy conservation and savings but targets are not a performance criteria I don't know Energy is not discussed as a priority area. Specific targets are clearly stated; executive and staff are accountable to deliver progress toward targetsWho in your organization holds responsibility for managing energy usage and costs? Multi-Department Energy Team Other Executive Leadership Energy Manager I don't knowWho in your organization holds responsibility for managing energy usage and costs? Multi-Department Energy Team I don't know Executive Leadership Other Energy ManagerAre staff responsible for energy purchasing provided training/information updates about site-specific energy requirements? I don't know No Yes 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!