How can an Energy Consultant Help Your Business?

Energy Consultants is a new position in today’s business landscape and provides the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of a fast-changing industry. Overall, Energy Consultants are the specialists companies hire to reevaluate every aspect of energy usage within the organization and seek solutions for making the company greener and more efficient.

In a world where climate change has become a very real and pressing matter, companies are in a unique position to be catalysts for real change. By altering their consumption habits, businesses can set new precedents in their industries and begin the long road to reversing the rising tide of carbon emissions worldwide.

Energy Consultants typically work for companies that run large-scale production facilities or manufacturing plants with high energy demands. But as the regulatory legislation becomes ever more stringent, the demand for energy consultation is extending into many fields and sectors.

Energy Consultants will be able to do the following for your business:

  1. Reduce Consumption: The ultimate goal of the profession is to examine every possible option for cutting usage, this might mean implementing new technology, reversing wasteful habits, or even altering manufacturing or production processes.

  2. Increase Efficiency: Most often, increases in efficiency are achieved through the implementation of new technology or the transition to renewable sources like solar panels or wind turbines. It is the consultant’s job to evaluate which options are best suited for the company in question.
     
  3. Evaluate Systems: To institute greener systems and policies, an Energy Consultant must first painstakingly evaluate the usage demands of the current systems in place. These systems range from working hours to machinery to the energy awareness of employees, all of which fall under the purview of the consultant.
     
  4. Map Usage: Many major corporations function through a complex system of interconnected facilities, shipping routes, offices, and warehouses. In many cases, these companies have never had a map of their total energy usage and have thus never been able to have a comprehensive picture of how and where the company consumes the most energy resources.
     
  5. Provide Options: As with all consultant work, the duty of an EC is to provide as many actionable options as possible, with detailed explanations of the pros and cons and feasibility of each possibility, to help the company’s officers decide what and how to go about improving efficiency.

What to expect from an Energy Consultant?

  1. Study current energy sources
  2. Investigate alternate energy sources
  3. Evaluate the company’s usage about regulatory requirements for the industry and proposed regulatory requirements expected in the future
  4. Write concise, clear reports about findings and suggestions
  5. Justify conclusions in meetings with executives
  6. Meet with managers and employees to form a clear picture of consumption habits
  7. Analyse data using data modeling software
  8. Conduct feasibility studies
  9. Brainstorm creative solutions to identified problems
  10. Participate in routine visits to customers

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