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The Benefits of Smart Energy Management for Your Business

Organisations are facing many challenges in today’s current energy market, so there’s never been a better time to prioritise your business’s energy management.

Businesses require solutions that are flexible, scalable and specific to their needs – and that’s where smart energy management comes in. Smart energy management is the process of finding waste, monitoring, controlling and conserving energy within a building or organisation; resulting in guaranteed reduced costs, lower carbon emissions and increased employee wellbeing.

There are many benefits of energy management to be gained when you choose a SMART strategy, your business needs this, so read on to find out more.

Which services fall under smart energy management?

Smart energy management services use a mix of physical and digital solutions, all focused on optimising and improving a building’s energy efficiency. It’s not just the gathering of data either, it will ensure accuracy of how the data is interpreted so that an efficient and effective energy strategy can be built, as well as the implementation of technologies and systems.

Each smart energy management service package will be tailored to a business’s unique needs, but specific services include:

  • Data gathering and analysis
  • Benchmarking & load profiling
  • Energy efficiency gains
  • Equipment performance auditing
  • Control improvements
  • BMS automation
  • Enhanced data connectivity (for ESG reporting)
  • Compliance (at nil cost)

What are the benefits of smart energy management?

Smart energy management offers a wide range of benefits for your business, for the planet and for your employees. When you invest in smart energy management you can expect:

Reduced costs

Harnessing the full potential of smart energy systems could save up to £10 billion a year by 2050 according to research from the UK government. This is a highly significant amount but individual businesses don’t have to wait that long – you could be saving money now by taking advantage of smart energy management services.

ETS are proud to offer guaranteed cost savings for our customers – through reduced operational costs, overhead reductions and reduced running costs.

Lower carbon footprint

A business’s carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced from all operations and processes. The size of your carbon footprint is directly linked to the amount of energy consumed, so smart energy management is a proven way to reduce carbon emissions.

The building and construction sector should be particularly mindful of their carbon footprint, as these industries produce almost 40% of total carbon emissions. Solutions are available however; there are great technologies that allow businesses to accurately track their energy and only use what they need – reducing their carbon footprint in the process.

Optimised performance

Optimised systems perform more efficiently – it’s as simple as that. Optimised energy management increases process efficiency by reducing the total cost of energy per unit of output. Smart building energy management systems are proven to deliver energy savings of 20% to 30% on average.

The result is a significant reduction in energy waste and increased performance of your buildings’ existing systems.

Employee productivity

Smart energy management systems allow control over every aspect of a building’s energy performance, from HVAC, to lighting. This total control means you can create a comfortable working environment for your employees – crucial when studies have found that 68% of employees are unhappy with the lighting in their workplace, and 63% state that the temperature affects their working day.

Smart energy management means you can keep employees comfortable in the workplace; improving staff satisfaction and increasing rates of productivity.

Return on investment

Smart energy management systems often include built-in cost saving features, such as motion-activated lighting systems or lower energy output during quiet periods. These measures offer an almost immediate return on investment and ETS Energy Management Contracts confirm that every £ spent will result in a multiple £ return in excess of 200%.

Ensure compliance

A target to cut emissions by 78% by 2035 is now enshrined in UK law. It’s essential that businesses are compliant where needed and smart energy management is a guaranteed way to ensure compliance with measures like ESOS phase 3, ISO50001 certification and EAS. ETS can even complete an ESOS compliance submission on your behalf, saving you additional time and money.

Improved brand image

One independent study found that 81% of people prefer to buy from sustainable sources. This shows that energy management isn’t just beneficial for your business’s top line – it helps to improve your brand image amongst consumers, potential investors and other key stakeholders. Market research by BusinessGreen also found that companies who invest in eco-innovation see an annual growth of over 15% compared to competitors.

How can ETS help?

Whatever your sector, and no matter the size of your estate, we can assist you to drive forward energy, engineering and carbon performance to future-proof your energy infrastructure. We work across a wide range of projects – from individual buildings to 1000+ property portfolios, throughout the UK and Europe. Looking to protect your buildings and invest in energy infrastructure for the future? Contact ETS today to find out more.

Final thoughts

If you are looking for an energy management system that is tailored to your business needs, ETS can provide you with 25 years of experience in dramatically improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impacts. Whether your businesses have individual assets or large international portfolios, ETS can assist you in saving substantial amounts of money while significantly reducing your carbon performance.

To discuss your requirements, get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0117 205 0542 or drop us an email at

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