Dec 2019 – , Graphics & illustrations

This graphic illustrates the differences between the traditional energy engineering-dominated manner of developing project proposals versus the Multiple Benefits approach. In the tradition approach, Energy Managers/engineers develop and communicate project proposals based on engineering calculations and the expected energy savings and energy-related cost savings. Project proposals rely primariy on input from the Energy Manager and the technical functions of the company (including consultants).

The Multiple Benefits approach intends to show how a project would contribute to core business and improve the competitve advantage of the company in value proposition, cost and risk terms. The process involves and relies upon the input and insights from all main departments in the company - upper management, operations/production, HR, sales and marketing, legal, etc.

Orginal source for graphic: Cooremans, C. (2011) Make it Strategic! Energy Efficiency 4(4), 473-492.

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