Business costs can be cut by streamlining the use of energy. This also reduces emissions caused by energy production. Streamlining energy consumption should be observed in process planning, procurement decisions, the environmental permit and environmental systems as part of normal decision-making.
Streamlining measures for energy use
Streamlining measures for energy use can be reviewed in all companies regardless of the size or field of the company. Defining the streamlining measures starts with an assessment of the company’s energy consumption. In smaller companies (e.g. 1- or 2-person companies in the service branch), the measures to reduce energy consumption differ from those of an industrial SME with over 100 employees and several production processes.
Practical measures to reduce energy consumption include energy-efficient purchases, selecting an environmentally friendly source of energy, and optimising the company’s transportation. In order to improve their control over energy issues, companies can enter the energy efficiency agreement of their field or commission an energy audit.
Means to reduce and enhance energy consumption can be assessed by experts, and the most suitable means for each company can then be selected. Motiva Ltd and other local parties providing energy guidance offer advice on companies’ energy issues.