Key Lessons from the State of Energy Management Survey 2021
- by Elodie Guillard
- 2022-01-31 16:32:37
In December 2021 DEXMA launched the State of Energy Management Survey to consult energy professionals on their challenges, concerns and priorities.
We received more than 400 responses, and extracted the key learnings in this article. If you want to discover the main statistics, you’ll find them below. And you can download the full report to get all the information.
1. Where Energy Is Consumed Most
Did you know that more than 32% of participants say that energy-related costs account for more than 10% of their total operating costs, and that almost 50% estimate their annual energy cost to be more than €100,000? In particular, 12% estimate that they have an annual energy cost of more than €1 million.
Furthermore, participants agree that HVAC is the most energy-intensive component in their buildings, followed by industrial equipment and lighting.
2. End Customer Energy Management Challenges
A high percentage of respondents report a perception that their energy management strategies are not efficient enough. This may be due to the challenges they face in managing energy within the company.
When we asked them to tick their top 3 challenges we found that these were:
- Starting new energy efficiency projects
- Verifying the energy savings of their projects
- Identifying new savings opportunities in existing projects
3. The Trend towards Hybrid Working
Respondents’ answers provide a clear example of how each organisation has adapted differently, but the trend is towards a hybrid model of working. In fact, almost 80% indicated that they work in this model.
In particular, half of the participants say that their company has recently implemented the hybrid model, combining face-to-face and remote work.
On the other hand, almost 30% of companies already had hybrid (or flexible) models before the pandemic, and have continued with them over the last year.
Of the remainder, only 6% reported continuing to work 100% remotely, and the rest have already returned to the traditional model.
To discover the rest of the survey lessons and access all the responses >> READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE <<
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