How can companies and organisations benefit from a systems approach?

For a company or organisation, a systems approach will consolidate the profit from energy-using assets at the level of the entire building or factory.

More specifically, a systems approach will:

  • Ensure that the economic optimum is calculated over the entire life cycle of the energy-using system, incorporating the uncertainty of making predictions through risk analysis;
  • Counteract the negative effects of distributed responsibilities that strive for local profit only (“split budgets”) and aim instead for economic optimisation at the level of the entire organisation.
  • A systems approach will also stimulate the integration of energy efficiency optimisation within the organisation’s general maintenance, replacement and investment planning.

A systems approach to energy efficiency leads to an economic optimum at the level of the entire organisation and for the entire life cycle.