Energy management programs define how utilities are consumed (demand-side) and how they are bought (supply-side). BMA has exhaustive experience in all aspects of this topic (see About Us) and is exceptionally qualified to examine the critical aspects of these programs, including:
- Executive team’s current level of engagement with efforts to reduce this expense line.
- Energy Team staffing, skill sets, organizational structure, and reporting relationship to senior leadership.
- Status of current programs for data collection, analysis, and reporting of historic usage patterns among facilities or operating units.
- Internal processes for setting energy conservation goals, measuring progress, and reporting of results.
- Internal processes for funding of energy conservation projects, and for evaluating their financial viability and performance.
- Purchasing policies and procedures for utilities, with emphasis on electricity.
- Corporate goals for renewable energy purchases, including rationale.
Typical Scope of Services:
- Initial discussions with corporate executives (CEO, CFO, or COO level) about the Checkup process and identification of key employees to interview.
- Submittal by BMA of a list of required background information about various aspects of the energy management program, and responses by the client.
- Conduct of the Checkup, including on-site interviews, and review and evaluation of relevant materials.
- The deliverable is a clear and candid written report of findings, and recommendations for next steps. The report of findings will be formally presented to the executive team and others, as the client wishes.
- The Checkup usually takes about 6 weeks and costs less than $25,000.
Energy Strategy Development