If your business is considering an energy efficiency initiative in 2018, you may want to start by building a solid business case and exploring your funding options, including financing equipment.
Spending on building efficiency grew 12% in 2014 to $209.5 billion, up 40% over four years, led by commercial and residential energy efficiency retrofits and zero energy buildings, according to Advanced Energy Now 2015 Market Report, Navigant Research.
To get started on a sustainability initiative, first consider the numbers. A business can typically reduce its energy bill 50-60% by making facility wide enhancements, says the 2014 ACEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
Next, follow these seven steps that range from partnering with industry experts to metering diligently to securing finding, as described in this interactive graphic: