American Global Sourcing Company

American Global Sourcing Company

Increasing staff actionable awareness in energy consumption with En-trak Energy – saving over 131,000 kWh in one year through En-trak feedback cycle

Background

In line with the sustainability strategy of their US headquarter; the company has been an active participant in the environmental campaigns organized by their building’s property management. Their green ambassador team is constantly seeking ways to reduce their energy consumption and promote greater staff environmental awareness through policies and engagement.

Challenge

The company was determined to reduce their annual energy usage by at least 5%.

The first challenge was the huge costs of electricity bills for each office floor were not enough to tell exactly where and when energy was used. Lacking quality energy data to show them exactly which areas and measures would yield the best result made the sustainability initiative hard to kick start.

The second challenge lied in engaging their staff in energy consciousness, which resulted in frequent incidents where lights were left on overnight.

With these issues in hand, green ambassador team had trouble identifying where to best allocate time and resources to effectuate a sustainability initiative that would stick.

Solution

En-trak Energy was deployed at their 7-floor office in early 2015, which helped the company to capture and consolidate accurate data into different end-use types in real-time.

With elevated data visibility, the company could easily identify exact areas and times where energy waste occurred and use that information to drive energy efficiency actions. An effective feedback loop enabled by En-trak Alerts was also formed to help the green ambassador team keep track of their energy performance.

Clear and transparent end use data allowed increased staff participation for optional initiatives. Getting staff engaged with timely information to promote positive behavior changes across the organisation.

Outcome

Automated reports from En-trak Energy have helped the admin manager to streamline their workflow and gained top management support through showcasing their success in energy saving.

In the first two months, En-trak Energy revealed significant overnight / off-hours energy wastage accounting for 9% of the company’s total energy consumption. Empowered by En-trak real-time alerts, respective floor ambassadors were notified about wastage as soon as it occurred. They then corrected the behavior by communicating energy conservation concerns with staff. By the end of the fourth month, the sourcing company had reduced overnight energy usage by 23%.

By the end of the year, the company achieved a handsome 14% annual energy savings - equivalent to 131,000 kWh.