“Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.”
Successful businesses and organizations prioritize efficiency, and increasingly, efficiency translates to the effective management of energy.
Improving energy efficiency can cut operating costs, deliver faster processing times, lower pricing tariffs and turn you green, which in today’s warming world, earns big-time ‘brand value’ points!
Like most people, I want simple, focused, cost-effective solutions that deliver what it says on the box. The problem is, in reality, we struggle to accept that anything simple can be effective…“This is too good to be true; if this really worked, it would be way more complicated and cost a fortune!”
So instead, we re-engineer complex business processes and lock into cycles of painful cost cutting; activities that often obscure the intended objective. The Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory defines the objective with brilliant clarity, “Energy Efficiency is using less energy, to provide the same service.”
For senior management, the challenge is how to cut through the noise and identify the most credible options, for achieving measurable and sustained energy efficiency.
In his seminal book, ‘Good to Great’ Jim Collins noted that great companies don’t just have the right people on the bus, they make sure that the right people are in the right seats on the bus.
Energy efficiency is a top down strategic decision, yet the responsibility for evaluating potential energy efficiency solutions is routinely handed off to someone who is sitting at the back of the bus, with a limited view of the road ahead. The result is missed opportunities that have the potential to transform the business journey…unfortunately, this critical information rarely reaches the driver!