energy awareness programs

In most businesses, energy expense ranks among the top five expenditures. A significant portion of the energy cost center can be attributed to waste, where much of this expense literally flies out the door. Employees don’t intentionally waste energy, but most are unaware of the impact their day-to-day actions have on the organization's bottom line.

Companies can significantly shrink energy waste by implementing energy awareness programs that instills in their employees a culture of energy thrift and environmental awareness. The key to incorporating energy conservation into employees' work habits is to weave it into the corporate culture through ongoing communication and training.

Kilojolts has designed and implemented energy awareness programs for clients in a variety of market segments, from banks and restaurants to major manufacturers, supermarket chains, and warehousing companies. Each energy awareness program is tailored to suit the client's culture, policies, and objectives.

Services may include:
  • Culture assessment
  • Baselining and benchmarking
  • Print and Web-based communication strategies
  • In-person training
  • Energy Handbooks (see Products for in-depth overview)
  • Employee incentives, contests, and rewards
  • In-person audits

What Gets Measured Gets Done

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. So Kilojolts’ custom energy awareness programs incorporate periodic normalized benchmark measurements to report verifiable results.

Kilojolts’ clients have enjoyed great success with these energy awareness programs, reducing their energy usage and costs by 4 –20%. Several have been recognized locally and nationally for their conservation efforts. By incorporating energy conservation into your organization's culture, you can enjoy lower operational costs and improved profitability, while earning recognition as a ”green” business.

For more information on energy awareness services, contact Kilojolts at 781-861-6800 or info@kilojolts.com.

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Success Story

Kilojolts Consulting Group Helps Unilever North America Reduce Energy Spend by $5 Million in Two Years of Power to Conserve Program

THE CLIENT
Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies with a portfolio of brands that includes Dove, Q-Tips, Slim-Fast, Lipton, and Breyers. Unilever in the United States employs more than 15,000 people in 74 office and manufacturing sites in 24 states and Puerto Rico – generating approximately $10 billion in sales in 2004.
SITUATION
Unilever North America had made great headway in controlling its multi-million dollar annual utility spend, from buying natural gas and electricity from low-cost providers to making energy-smart capital equipment improvements. But the company knew it was still leaving “money on the table” by not controlling energy waste on the plant floor.