One of our clients who had received an Energy Doctor check up came to our office at 8am this morning, and spent a couple of hours with me discussing how to implement the recommendations in the energy review we did of his office. For me it was an intensely satisfying two hours.
Its obvious that this guy is going to save energy. He had spent the time to go through our report in detail and was asking practical questions about how to implement what we had advised.
Compare this with the customer who gets the report, says that they haven’t had a chance to look at it yet when you phone them up a couple of weeks later, promises to call you, and that’s the last you hear of it. The chances are that the report is gathering dust.
Supplying customers with reports helps pay the wages and rent, but isn’t what we are about. Knowing that reports aren’t being acted on is soul destroying. Putting in effort to understand a site and come up with practical energy saving measures, only to see it go nowhere, is really frustrating. We want our customers to save energy, we don’t want to provide reports that aren’t acted on.
Our client who came in today was impressed with our practical understanding of saving energy. I spent time with him showing different types of lights and timers. I was showing him brand new technologies he hadn’t seen before, and our low cost light testing set up. He commented that its obvious we really want our customers to save energy, given the amount of money and effort we spend keeping up to date and buying and trialling products before we recommend them to customers.
CarbonetiX exists to assist its customers with reducing their energy consumption. We have a team with deep energy saving expertise, covering HVAC, controls, lighting, office equipment and behaviour change. And we’ve developed a couple of systems for tracking energy consumption on a bill by bill basis, or in real time, so that the savings can be easily identified.
Out of the frustration of doing energy audits but not having our clients take action we have developed three “flagship” products designed to help clients actually save energy. The first is an energy management plan. This is essential for any organisation which has luke-warm corporate commitment to saving energy. With luke-warm support you have next to no chance of getting resources allocated to significantly save energy. The purpose of developing an energy management plan is to get strong commitment to saving energy and to sustain this support. Support that translates into resources for investment in energy efficiency.
The second is our guaranteed energy saving service, for businesses spending more than $25,000 a year on electricity in a building. We guarantee savings with a four year payback. Implementing energy saving measures effectively requires time and expertise, and with our guaranteed energy saving service you outsource this to us and get certain results.
The third is our Energy Doctor check up for buildings of electricity bills of up to $20,000 where we identify low-cost /no-cost ways of saving energy with a fast payback, and guarantee that we will identify savings worth at least the value of the service.
What do you think of these product offerings? Is there anything else you would like us to be doing to help you save energy? How can we better assist you to move forward and implement the energy saving measures we recommend? I’d really appreciate your feedback or questions, preferably by phone. Tel 1300 311 763 and ask for me.