Corporate Energy Strategies

The Challenge

Ecom-Energy's Corporate Energy Strategies

As healthcare systems continue to merge and expand, the ability to systematically assess energy, sustainability, and environmental stewardship across facilities grows more difficult. With an ever-changing energy landscape impacted by regulatory, legislative, geopolitical, and technological factors, staying proactive becomes daunting. Ensuring that facilities are sharing best practices is challenging enough; but add to the mix the need to eliminate disjointed efforts by aggregating where applicable, and the requirement for a formal Corporate Energy Strategy (CES) becomes obvious.

A Few Things to Consider:

  • Has the C-Suite/Executive Suite realized the need for system-wide energy management and environmental stewardship?
  • Who is the organization’s internal energy champion driving progress?
  • Are facilities communicating to share best practices?
  • Are energy procurement contracts aggregated (where advantageous) and coterminous with the same favorable terms and conditions?
  • Have you set and/or hit your carbon reduction and sustainability goals?
  • Has your healthcare system assessed a portfolio-approach to onsite generation projects such as solar, battery storage, cogeneration, and fuel cells?
  • Is your healthcare system benchmarking its annual energy use and cost? Have short- and long-term reduction targets been set?
  • What current and upcoming regulatory mandates may impact energy at your facilities?

The Solution

Ecom-Energy’s Corporate Energy Strategies (CES) assist small and large healthcare systems to achieve energy harmony. By bringing facilities together, healthcare organizations can systematically understand and control their energy use and cost.

Each Corporate Energy Strategy is unique and custom-tailored to the needs and goals of your system. Often comprised of dozens of sub-tasks, Ecom-Energy’s Corporate Energy Strategies are powered by our four core services:

  1. EnerVisor Software – Utility Management System
  2. Energy Procurement
  3. Renewable Energy & Onsite Generation
  4. Technical Services

The most common key drivers of a Corporate Energy Strategy are:

  • Increase Brand Image, Trust, and Reputation
  • Increase Employee Satisfaction, Engagement, and Retention
  • Foster a Good Public Image
  • Manage/Meet Risk & Regulatory Compliance
  • Improve Operations
  • Demonstrate/Improve Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Reduce Consumption
  • Increase Efficiency
  • Increase Renewable Energy
  • Decrease Carbon Footprint
  • Decrease Grid Reliance
  • Cost Reduction
  • Revenue Growth

The CES Cycle

Ecom-Energy’s Corporate Energy Strategies are designed for ongoing improvement and energy excellence. Rather than working toward one-time goals, our Corporate Energy Strategies ensure long term success via a continuous cycle of energy management, always building upon prior project and strategy successes.

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1. Commit to CES

Acknowledge the need to proactively manage your energy.
Mismanaged energy has devastating short- and long-term effects on infrastructure and budgets.

2. Benchmark

Identify low-hanging fruit, existing infrastructure, and equipment to create short- and long-term facility plans.
Implement applicable identified measures using various financing mechanisms and recommendation suited to your facility.

3. Assess Performance

Having established a baseline, define internal goals for your system and facility.
Using Ecom-Energy’s extensive list of industry-recognized goals, identify what matters to your team. This helps evaluate and justify future decisions.

4. Define Goals

Create a “living, breathing” document that continuously evolves to meet the ambitions and goals of the system or facility.
The plan evolves real-time as regulatory and economic environments shift. This will create system standards and procedures.

5. Develop Actionable CES

Create a baseline for future growth and savings management.
Track your energy goals and projects using extensive reporting features and continuous energy profile updates.

6. Implement CES

Execute the actionable Corporate Energy Strategy using your defined goals and strategy.
Strategy implementation involves all evaluated projects and programs from assessments to large capital-intensive projects.

7. Evaluate Progress

Measure progress to verify project performance and validate implementation strategies.
Confirm if forecasted savings meet actuals and if implemented measures, programs, and strategies bear fruit.

8. Recognize Achievement

It is important to recognize the efforts of a long-term, ongoing Corporate Energy Strategy both internally and externally.
Recognition mediums include internal acknowledgement and awards from achieved goals and competitions, and external achievements through several recognized energy platforms.

Certified Sustainable Development Professionals

Ecom-Energy’s expert staff includes a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP™) as certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

CSDP - Certified Sustainable Development Professional

AEE’s Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP®) program recognizes individuals with expertise in Developing & Implementing Sustainability Programs, Environmental Issues, Alternative Energy & Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Policy Programs, Energy Efficiency Technologies in Sustainable Buildings, Impact of Sustainable Development Policies, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Transportation, Water Conservation and Financial Assessments.