Perspectives: Energy Saver

5 Tips To Sustain Energy Cost Control Efforts

Follow these steps to maintain results over time and identify new opportunities.

By Ven V. Venkatesan, Energy Columnist

An energy audit alone doesn’t reduce energy use or energy costs. Energy efficiency can only be achieved once opportunities identified by the audit are implemented. However, continuous monitoring and repeat auditing ensure benefits last and help pinpoint areas for further improvements. Follow these five steps to maintain energy savings.

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