Focus on competitiveness

Multiple Benefits is an approach to quantify and communicate the strategic impacts of investments in enhanced energy performance.

By strategic, we mean the project's contribution to the sustained competitive advantage or core mission of the organisation.

Competitive advantage is illustrated below with its three dimensions: value proposition, costs and risks. 

How does the approach work?

Through a process of training, analyses, using tools and a growing evidence base, the Multiple Benefits approach systematically identifies and quantifies the competitive benefits of energy efficiency for businesses and organisations. 

The analysis covers several levels:

  • the company/business unit level
  • the operations, processes, and energy services
  • strategic analysis
  • financial analysis.

A comprehensive toolkit is used to conduct the business analysis, identify energy saving actions, categorise the multiple benefits, and quantify them in strategic and financial terms. 

A communications template is then provided for the project proposal in order to emphasize strategic aspects of the project for key decisions makers: upper management, sales managers, financial managers, operations, and others. Through this process organisations grow capacity to inform strategic investments that improve energy performance.