If you want to save energy, you look at everything connected to the electric meter, the gas and water meters. You should also look at your lights as energy efficient, LED lighting can save your facility time, money and energy.
I was talking with John, the operator at the ice storage plant. Was he ever glad he had this ice storage plant; it was going to save him a fortune! Then I said to him, “Excuse me, I must be missing something. It appears that there is no ice in the ice storage tank.”
Bill Holmes goal has been to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and finite resources. But he can’t deny the laws of physics and you can’t be casual about assumptions, and renewable energy advocates have done both.
When rising energy costs threatened to close a local ice rink, a waste heat recycling system was designed that paid back in 24 months while extending equipment life and saving millions of gallons of water.
In this second installment of Bill Holmes’ interview of former C-suite executives at large corporations, they determine that it’s a mistake to think that flattening out of annual savings means the energy management team has done its work and is no longer needed.