Energy savings in industrial companies: QUEST Methodology
Our unique QUEST method combines efficient data management and visualization using Monitoring&Targeting while sustainably and strategically involving your staff into energy management.
When people see in a quantified and practical way how their energy management actions translate into results they are motivated to continue this path, remove obstacles and create bottom line value from the management to the shopfloor level. Simple tools and processes we introduce deliver savings quickly and in areas that you had not previously considered to carry savings potentials.
Annual recurring savings of 5 – 15 % of your energy budget can be achieved without massive investments into new technology and with payback rates of about 1 year.
Who can benefit from a QUEST program?
- Industrial companies with an annual energy consumption of 400,000€ or higher
- Industrial companies who want to really reduce energy costs and not only reach legislative compliance (for example through a legal energy audit or ISO 50001)
- Industrial companies who want to reduce energy without massive investments into new technology by focusing on sustainable systems
Advantages of using QUEST for energy savings:
- Visible results within first weeks
Some measures with a direct impact on energy consumption can be implemented immediately during or right after the initial energy review at your facility.
- Continuous optimalization of energy consumption
Energy savings measures should have a long-term effect. Our committment in QUEST is not just to implement the measures together with you but also to transfer our knowledge in energy management processes to your staff so that the program can continue autonomously and sustainably without outside support.
- Low cost
Savings are achieved primarily by optimizing existing technology, not by investing in new technology which is expensive. A lot of energy can be saved by simple adjustments of human behaviour which is an often neclegted factor.
- Zero risk
The cost of implementing necessary savings measures including our consulting fees are financed from achieved energy savings. In the unlikely event that we do not identify at least 5% of low cost energy savings in your company after the initial site energy review, we will not charge you for the initial site visit, all risk stays with us.
- Quick investment payback
Due to our systematic approach in first implementing no-cost and low-cost measures, savings quickly reach levels of on-going and required necessary program investments. The overall program payback is around 12 months in all our programs (both technical investment and consulting fees) and continued savings help make the case with management and investors for further more capital-intensive savings measures in the future.
- Legislative compliance
The energy savings methodology QUEST is fully compatible with the international energy management standard ISO 50001 and can also be combined with an energy audit.