A list of specific measures allows companies to improve their energy efficiency and measure their energy consumption. Some of them have thus converted to more environmentally friendly renewable energy sources, which in addition have enabled them to reduce production costs.
Rationalisation of energy consumption
The Energy Efficiency Act obliges companies to rationalise their energy consumption. Large companies (those employing more than 250 people) are obliged to carry out an energy audit, which consists of establishing a diagnosis to assess the energy performance of their buildings. Indeed, in France the tertiary sector is not of the best quality and many industrial buildings are real energy sieves that require urgent work. In the majority of cases, “technical solutions exist to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and this is therefore a managerial decision. “Reducing energy consumption in an industrial environment is a matter of urgency because consuming less energy also means optimising costs and increasing productivity.
Achieving substantial savings
By investing in energy efficiency solutions, companies have everything to gain because reducing energy consumption allows them to make serious savings and improve the performance and competitiveness of their production unit whatever the sector of activity. For example, by using green gas to cover part of its energy needs, a company can reduce its CO2 emissions by up to 30%. Today, the French natural gas distribution network has already switched to green, renewable gas, bio-methane and others.
Sending a positive image to the public
Today, energy efficiency is a concept that everyone has to live by, be it on an individual, national or industrial level… The company needs to project a positive image by setting an example. Reducing the energy consumption of companies by better mastering energy sources is a project that can be carried out at all levels to achieve substantial savings. Energy efficiency can be achieved through various measures, such as the company’s heating equipment, the insulation of buildings, etc.”. Consume better and less” are the key words to briefly implement this concept, which translates into an “energy efficiency action plan” that all French and European companies will carry out.