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Energy Saving and Environmental Impact Consulting
We already got used to rising cost of energy. With growing economies the energy
consumption has been steadily increasing. In developed countries the cost of
energy has a major influence on inflation. Companies and households have so far
offset the rising energy bill by relatively cheap money supply. Recently,
however, the gradually increased interest rates are making the consumers more
sensitive to higher energy prices.
So far most of the energy comes from
fossil fuels, which increase the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere making the
Global climate less stable.
The rising energy cost together with the
negative global climate impact is going to increasingly motivate people to save
resources and money at the same time.
One can expect more emphasize on
consumer’s behaviour and energy efficiency, which is understood as delivering
maximum service to meet human needs (e.g. cooling food, easing communication,
...) with the minimum input of energy resources.
Energy saving is most
effective if people are aware of the available options. For example some power
utility introduced several awareness raising programmes for their customers. One
of them is a device which measures the electricity consumption every quarter of
an hour and provides information to the client about energy saving and the rate
structure. The client can recall data about the current consumption compared to
the previous month and other comparative data. Moreover the device shows to the
client the price for each unit of electricity in the different time zones and
indicates how much money can be saved when using energy during the low-price
tariff period. This system helps to save energy because it shows exactly how
much money can be saved by the client.
Other utility started an extensive
advisory service for its clients to promote energy saving. This includes
consulting at either an office based info-centre or a mobile ‘info-bus’. Energy
consultants are available on demand to visit customers at home and develop an
energy-saving plan for every single house. They also initiate seminars for
consumers on special issues like the use of renewable energy sources. In
Denmark, ESS, the main utility company is regularly distributing to its
customers free brochures providing energy saving tips applicable to each of the
More dedicated energy saving companies are popping up
around the world offering practical advice for cutting down energy and water
usage and reducing their environmental impact.
One of such companies is
Sydney-based Todae that offers businesses a detailed report that explains how to
cut costs and go green. Todae's service is geared to small to medium businesses
looking to save money, be less harmful to the environment.
saving is an excellent concept, which could not only assess the energy
efficiency but as well the environmental impact. In our previous posting we
explained how global warming brings new
business ideas and opportunities. The energy saving and environmental impact
assessment service is one of the opportunities that can be easily branded and
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