Firms To Seek Extended Returns From Energy Management Measures

Download PDF Print this article E-mail

A recent report suggests businesses will increase the length of their energy efficiency and sustainability programs in 2015, as the long-term advantages of investing in smart energy systems become more obvious.

The study from Ecova, which saw more than 500 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals at US-based companies questioned, reveals that cost savings are still the number one driver of energy and sustainability management decisions.

However, firms now appear to have a greater understanding of how they can benefit from implementing plans with an extended timeline. 

Over half (52%) of respondents said their top priority for leveraging energy data in 2015 is to support strategic energy and sustainability initiatives and programmes.

The report goes on to disclose other ways in which the energy management landscape will take shape in the next 12 months – indicating that the industry could experience a fruitful year.

Roughly half of those surveyed said they already have energy or building management systems in place, whilst nearly one in three claim they have budgets approved for future systems or are considering installing them. 

Some 57% of professionals believe the time or money their organisation spends on energy and sustainability management will multiply. Also, for the second year running, energy ranks as the top opportunity for savings, with 60% of respondents pointing to an anticipated increase in energy prices as a key reason why efficiency measures will play a bigger part in 2015.

Water management specifically is set to feature higher up on firms' agendas, with 10% more respondents viewing water as an area with the greatest opportunity for savings and improvement, compared with last year's report.

Energy Management challenges



  • VEOLIA- Energy Management Solution for utilitiesVeolia is one of the market leader companies in Hungary in the energy, water and waste management industry. The group company employs approximately 2,500 people who provide professional services to various towns, institutions and industrial companies enabling them to efficient manage resources, while the water utility and district heating branches of the company supply drinking water to hundreds of thousands of families, and heat to tens of thousands of households. With its more than 20-year professional experience Veolia is a determining participant of the Hungarian energy market. The energy branch of the company group provides energy to various institutions of 50 local municipalities, 85 state-owned and public buildings, 30 health institutions and 31 industrial plants, while its district heating networks supply 67,000 residential and institutional customers nationwide. In the three power plants of the company operate high-efficiency natural gas blocks and blocks utilizing renewable energy (biomass).
  • Meet us at the Utility Week in BarcelonaThe European Utility Week aims to be a serious information platform connecting the smart utility community, focusing on regional and global developments in Grid Optimisation, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Services & Efficiency, Intelligent Buildings, Data Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas and Smart Water.  The event serves as an annual meeting point for the community and will be attended by 12.000 international visitors, 450 speakers and 600 exhibitors. 
  • Remote Desktop ServiceAs part of our sales support options, remote desktop service is high on demand.
  • AVReporter Windows Phone & IPhone Mobile Client (Remote Meter Reading)With the support of this application the measurement data (identifying meters manually or by QR code) can be entered and sent via email (attachment in CSV file format) easily into the AVReporter server application.  
  • Technical SpecificationsBelow are some of the specific key elements of AVReporter: