1.2 Determine operational controls

This is the phase where you operate your energy using equipment and where there is often significant opportunity to affect the organization’s energy performance. Many organizations assume that if they purchase energy efficient equipment then their operations will automatically be energy efficient. This has been repeatedly found not to be the case. In fact, in many cases less efficient equipment operated well will consume less energy than more efficient equipment operated badly.

It is critical that all significant energy uses are operated and maintained in the most energy efficient way feasible. This area is very commonly neglected.