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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BECOMING THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER A how-to guide to overcome the
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BECOMING THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER A how-to guide to overcome the

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BECOMING THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER

A how-to guide to overcome the challenges affecting your role and become a modern Energy Manager

THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER A how-to guide to overcome the challenges affecting your role and become

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INDEX 04 05 10 14 22 27 INTRODUCTION EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1: MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY

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EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1: MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE MARKET

EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #2: NAVIGATING THE WAVE OF ENERGY REGULATION

EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #3: MASTERING YOUR CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT

EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4: BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE

EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5: HARNESSING THE TECHNOLOGICAL

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BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role
BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER: A HOW-TO GUIDE A s an energy manager, your role

BECOME THE ALPHA ENERGY MANAGER:

A HOW-TO GUIDE

A s an energy manager, your role is changing on so many levels and so quickly. Are you keeping up?

The energies we use are changing. The price of oil fell below $30 a barrel early 2016 and the chances of going back to the lofty highs of $100+ seem remote.

Shale gas is threatening oil’s undisputed dominance. Renewable energies are coming more to the fore. Recently, Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four consecutive days (yup, the entire country) and Germany generated almost 90% of its entire energy needs from renewables for one day. Fossil fuels are increasingly looked upon as completely undesirable.

Sustainability has become such a crucial issue for companies. More people will increasingly choose one company over another because of their green credentials. And apart from all that companies spend about one third of their costs on energy.

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In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,
In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts,

In a globalised, more competitive marketplace, where prices are coming down, every cent saved counts, and so the onus is on you as your company’s energy gatekeeper to keep it ahead of the pack. Are you ready to step up and upgrade to you 2.0? If so, keep on reading.

We’ve written this white paper especially for energy managers who are looking to level up; to get ready for what’s coming, because like it or not, your job is changing and will continue to do so profoundly. The most adaptable professionals who are willing to welcome change are the ones who thrive, so let’s get stuck in.

With this paper, you will learn how to embrace the below five evolutionary shifts to your role and your environment, and with our help, you will be on your way to becoming the energy manager master that you aspire to be.

You will start to become a better energy management professional, through insider knowledge from a specialist energy management company. And we don’t want to stop there: we will give you actionable tips that you can start today.

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EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #1 MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET E nergy markets around

EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT

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MANAGING ENERGY PRICES DRIVEN BY THE FREE MARKET

E nergy markets around the world have become increasingly deregulated, free of government controls. Many energy

providers that were once state-owned have since been privatised.

This gives energy companies many advantages, with price control chief among them. The amount your company pays for its energy – on average one third of costs – depends on the decisions made by your energy provider.

This adds a great degree of uncertainty regarding energy pri- ces for your company. After all, the executive boards of private companies have a duty to their shareholders of maximising reve- nues – this is arguably more so for publicly traded companies, a category which many large energy providers fall into.

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You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same
You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same

You may be paying a certain price this year, but will it be the same next year?

Most of the most well-known national and multinational energy firms are privately owned. These include:

+ E.on (Germany – Electricity)

+ British Gas (UK – Gas, one of the UK’s “big six” private energy suppliers that control 90% of the UK market

+ RWE (Germany – Electricity)

+ Total (France – Oil and gas, one of the globe’s six “supermajor” oil companies)

+ Royal Dutch Shell (UK-Dutch – Oil and gas)

+ BP (UK – Oil)

+ Exxon Mobil (United States – Oil and gas, largest publicly traded oil and gas company in the world)

+ Gazprom (Russia – Gas)

+ Petrobras (Brazil – Petroleum)

+ Endesa (Spain – Electricity and gas)

So knowing that energy costs your company around a third of its total bills and that you have to manage energy price uncertainty, what can you do?

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4 Implications for The Energy Manager: 1. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY COST MANAGEMENT: As

4 Implications for The Energy Manager:

1.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY COST MANAGEMENT: As your company’s energy manager, it is up to you to ensure that your company pays no more than ne- cessary. You do this through the processes of benchmarking your energy providers; analysing your company’s energy consumption and needs, and where they can be reduced; and through keeping up to date with the fast changes that energy manage- ment is experiencing.

2.

YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MORE ENERGY OPTIONS THAN EVER: Investing time periodically in benchmarking procedures and rigorous analysis of ongoing com- pany energy use is essential to ensure you pay no more than you have to and that your energy use is streamlined for cost minimisation.

3.

MANAGING ENERGY PRICE FLUCTUATION RISK IS BECOMING MORE DEMAN - DING: The price of oil fell through the floor in 2014 and it hasn’t recovered. The days of $100 a barrel oil will probably not be seen for a long time, if ever again. The reasons are many, including the increasing appeal and technological advancements in renewa- ble energy, shale gas and oil, climate change factors and also geopolitical reasons.

Oil’s price has created so much uncertainty that Saudi Arabia, a leading oil nation, has begun researching alternative ways to grow their economy away from a dependency on oil; its fallen so much that the Russian economy has completely tanked since 2014.

The spectacular fall in the price of oil shows that you cannot take anything for granted regarding energy, as you just never know what may happen in such speculative markets. Who is to say that what happened to oil won’t happen to electricity and other energies?

4.

THE RISE AND RISE OF CLEAN ENERGY:

Clean energies include biomass, so-

lar, wind and geothermal, among others. It has been discussed for a few de- cades now, while fossil fuels have continued to dominate the energy market.

Clean energies however are really beginning to make significant inroads and their adoption is gathering pace. The key difference now is that clean energy costs have been massively reduced because of innovation in technology, spurring its growth across the world. It will account for 26% of global power generation by 2020, and the gradient of adoption is more likely to steepen further with time.

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3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make
3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets 1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments Make

3 essential tips to mastering speculative energy markets

1. Diligently investigate your energy commitments

Make the decision to spend both time and money in carrying out holistic analyses of your energy commitments regularly; say every 3 or 6 months. What exactly are you paying your energy provider for? Is there room for negotiation? Is this the best value energy source for what you are paying? Are there areas of your company where energy use can be made more efficient?

2. Take advantage of benchmarking tools and get better

educated

Our Energy Grader tool is completely free and allows you to get benchmarking right away. Head on over at this link and calculate your potential savings.

On the DEXMA blog, you can read about how to compare your company’s energy consumption to your competitors and how to benchmark your electricity prices.

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3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable
3. Start to adopt renewable energies Can you use your building or office for renewable

3. Start to adopt renewable energies

Can you use your building or office for renewable energy pur- poses? Not only will this appeal to your company’s directors re- garding energy consumption reduction, but from a sustainability standpoint too. Companies are obliged to become more environ- mentally aware simply because people are more environmenta- lly aware and more likely to buy from a company that has some green credentials.

Showing your sustainability chops is a boon for your sales and marketing departments, and could lead to increased sales.

In many countries there are even government initiatives to help companies become more sustainability-minded. Doing some re- search to see if this is an option for your company would be a good idea.

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UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
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UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
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UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
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UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to
UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to

UK and Germany are more demanding of companies. Thousands of UK-based companies must adhere to the Climate Change Act, which the UK signed up to in 2008. You can read the UK government’s official guide for businesses here. In Germany, there are scores of laws and bills to be aware of, put in place in recent years. You can scan a comprehensive list here.

You will see that there is a lot of regulation to comply with in certain countries. If your company doesn’t, it will have to pay fines. This is arguably more so for publicly traded companies, a category which many large energy providers fall into.

3 Implications for The Energy Manager:

1. CONVINCING YOUR COMPANY TO INVEST IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY: It’s human na- ture to think in the short term, which is why most companies balk at the upfront costs that are often necessary to becoming an energy efficient enterprise. But the benefits will be felt immediately.

2. COMPLETING THE NECESSARY ENERGY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATES: Internatio- nal standard protocols in energy management are now commonplace and neces- sary. These include ISO 50001 and BREEAM. Completing compliance standards is a part of the initial cost of becoming energy efficient, though it is ultimately designed for the attainment and maintenance of a high standard, which your company will be- nefit from.

3. KEEPING UP TO DATE WITH CONSTANT REGULATION CHANGES: As the world slowly moves to greater integration of renewable energies and com- pliance with national, international and global carbon footprint initiati- ves, companies need to be aware of what is happening in the energy regula- tion space. This is down to you as the energy manager. Keeping ahead of the curve will stop your company from falling behind and from paying avoidable fines.

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3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive
3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation 1. Communicate effectively with management Your company executive

3 essential tips to mastering energy regulation

1. Communicate effectively with management

Your company executive doesn’t speak “kWh”. We advise that you prepare specific, customised reports that management will understand.

Put it in simple business terms, highlighting the benefits for the company by looking at real numbers like costs savings as well as additional plus points (creating a reputation as an energy- conscious company, for instance).

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2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this
2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your company You can do this

2. Demonstrate the value that your work brings to your

company

You can do this through what we call measurement and verification in energy efficiency.

This process allows you to validate and verify the savings that you achieve through an Energy Efficiency Improvement (EEI) programme. Showing management hard facts and numbers is key.

3.

regulation resources

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Don’t miss any changes in regulation that may impact your company. It wouldn’t look good if your company found out about new regulation legislation before you do. Don’t let that happen by checking in once or twice a week with relevant information sources. Subscribe to the DEXMA blog, where you will receive daily or weekly reports (as you prefer) on industry news and hot topics.

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EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT

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MASTERING YOUR CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT

N ot

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share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves
share price plummet 50% from its March 2015 high. In comparison, companies that show themselves

share

price

plummet

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from

its

March

2015

high.

In comparison, companies that show themselves to be environmentally conscious tend to profit from an improved brand image (not to mention what can be substantial energy savings).

Even though energy efficiency and sustainability have moved more mainstream as a corporate focus in the last few years, resulting in new corporate roles, the acknowledgement of its importance is still comparatively low.

We conducted an energy professional survey, in which 32% of respondents said that they didn’t feel that their role or effectiveness were given due visibility in the company.

"32% of energy professionals feel that their work doesn't have enough visibility within their companies"

"32% of energy professionals feel that their work doesn't have enough visibility within their companies"
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What does this shift change for the enegy manager? Pressure to produce results for your

What does this shift change for the enegy manager?

Pressure to produce results for your company is often accentuated by working in a corporate environment that doesn’t fully appreciate your efforts. It tends to equate to lesser budget within which to work and in hiring the right people to form an efficient department.

But for the savvy energy professional, there is ample opportunity to turn such a situation to your and your company’s advantage. Your company’s financial director (FD, or chief financial officer [CFO]) is tasked with trimming costs wherever possible and now in the modern corporate environment the finance department has a more holistic role across the whole organisation.

It is not uncommon to see finance involved in decisions to do with any company department. Indeed, the financial director is now seen as the second most important person in an organisation, after the managing director (MD, or chief executive officer [CEO]).

managing director (MD, or chief executive officer [CEO]). FD / CFO ENERGY Marketing & Communication MANAGER
FD / CFO ENERGY Marketing & Communication MANAGER Human Resources
FD / CFO
ENERGY
Marketing &
Communication
MANAGER
Human
Resources
Marketing & Communication MANAGER Human Resources As the FD is charged with cutting company costs, they

As the FD is charged with cutting company costs, they are your natural ally. If you can show them how much money will be ultimately saved through investing in energy efficiency more and sustainability’s role in boosting revenue, you and your company stand to benefit.

And it doesn’t stop at your finance department. Sales, communications and marketing teams are always looking for something to give them an edge and selling a “green” brand is exactly that. Even Human Resources will benefit, as

the company will be more appealing as an energy conscious organisation, making

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" Ongoing training is essential for anyone who wants to reach the top of their

" Ongoing training is essential for anyone who wants to reach the top of their profession. This is even more applicable to the energy professional, as the role and industry is undergoing constant change."

as the role and industry is undergoing constant change." JOAN PINYOL DEXMA founder and CEO 17

JOAN PINYOL

DEXMA founder and CEO

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3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Get smarter with MOOCs In recent

3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment

1. Get smarter with MOOCs

In recent years, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) have become increasingly popular among professionals. They are offered by universities, including leading institutions around the globe, and can see thousands or hundreds of thousands of students enrol.

Many are free and those that aren’t usually come with a very modest fee of between $20 and $100 (mainly to receive a certificate of accomplishment as opposed to completing a course for free and not receiving such a certificate).

They are an excellent way to brush up your skills or to complement your existing education and work history with other courses.

Head over to our blog to find out the 5 energy MOOCs to make your CV shine right here.

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2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy
2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your company How you understand energy

2. Adapt how you address your target groups within your

company

How you understand energy is very different to how your managers do, or the marketing or sales teams. Have you ever had

a conversation with a computer programmer or marketer and

they use jargon specific to their job, while you don’t understand what they’re saying?! If so, make sure you don’t do the same!

If

a colleague explains something new to you, wouldn’t you want

it

put into language you understand? Of course! We all would.

So, when creating reports for different teams, use their language. Pitching your financial director? Focus on numbers, costs, savings and financial language that make an impact in a concise manner.

Learn what each colleague wants for their team or their specific role, and see how being more energy efficient will help them to attain it. For instance, reducing energy consumption by 10% over the next 6 months could be a company-wide goal you implement.

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Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your
Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your

Your finance department and MD will be impressed by the savings on energy bills; your marketing team will be able to use this company-wide effort and objective in their campaigns to better your company’s brand image and awareness, and so forth. Focus on the separate advantages for everyone, not the features!

on the separate advantages for everyone, not the features! When it comes to getting more of

When it comes to getting more of your colleagues involved and interested in energy efficiency, you will get there quicker by focusing on what can help them in their own jobs. You can also consider keeping your colleagues updated with company progress, perhaps on a monthly basis.

3. Interact with your colleagues!

3 actionable and practical ideas to get everyone on the Energy Efficiency boat:

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a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they
a. Conduct an internal survey Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they

a. Conduct an internal survey

Focus on understanding how employees use energy and what they really need. Are they aware of how much battery power they may be consuming unnecessarily and how much money this costs the company? Survey Monkey is a great online survey tool for instance.

b. Give a talk on how energy efficiency is advantageous

for both the company and each individual employee A lot of employees will not give something attention unless there is a direct benefit in it for them. Showing a direct benefit for them personally will be much more effective. Giving talks to individual teams may well be more effective than to the company as a whole.

Take inspiration from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. They hold an annual meeting on energy efficiency in the university. They gather consultants, providers, facility managers, other energy professionals and even students together to discuss the progress of energy projects and how to improve moving forward.

c. Make progress visible for all to see

Install a screen in a conspicuous part of the company office for everyone to see. Show regular updates on progress, goals and energy consumption data. This reinforcement through ongoing awareness is extremely powerful and will go a long way to helping your company achieve its energy goals.

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EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #4 BECOMING THE LION IN THE COMPETITIVE ENERGY JUNGLE A s energy management

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A s energy management has grown in importance, it has inevitably attracted greater numbers of

new companies to the sector. More companies are entering the sector as energy providers, energy efficiency management firms, energy auditors, regulators, and so forth.

This

growth

has

created

more

opportunity

but

it

has

also

created

greater

levels

of

competition.

Another crucial area that is constantly impacting the energy sector is innovation in technology. Tech is evolving fast, and with its evolution, the energy sector evolves too.

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Implications for The Energy Manager: To keep ahead of the pack, as with any industry,

Implications for The Energy Manager:

To keep ahead of the pack, as with any industry, you need to do something that your competitors are not. How can you differentiate yourself?

Again, like we mentioned in evolution 3, “sell” yourself by playing up to what companies want to hear. Focus on your record with savings, accomplished energy goals and impro- vements you have made in previous roles.

Be specific. Use numbers, percentages, and facts and figures to back up your claims, and to portray yourself in a way that shines and makes your profile rise to the top.

Use more tools to discover new opportunities. Tools focused on your role and your challenge, like:

1. THE ENERGY GRADER: If you’re working for an energy services company (ESCO) you can use our Energy Grader, which has numerous features to make your job easier and your results more accurate and timely. You can use the Energy Grader to give a first accurate calculation of potential energy savings to your prospects.

The Energy Grader simplifies previously complex tasks by using Big Data al- gorithms, so you just need to ask your prospect a few questions regar- ding their energy consumption, or even easier, ask them for their electri- city bill. The Energy Grader will automate the calculation and our savings experts will review your results before sending you a customised report.

2. ENERGY ALERTS: Energy alerts notify you when your energy consumption goes over a threshold that you decide. You can also set up various levels to be notified at so you can keep track. It’s all automated so it saves you time and hassle. If you’re using a software platform like DEXCell you will be able to create your customised alerts in 2 steps or less.

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3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray
3 essential tips to defeat your competitors 1. Be a leader in how you portray

3 essential tips to defeat your competitors

1. Be a leader in how you portray yourself

This means to start thinking outside the box. Most people fall under the “herd mentality” bracket, and do something just because everyone else is doing it. By the same logic, they don’t do something because most other people aren’t doing it.

If you join the herd, you will get treated like one of the herd by companies, by your colleagues and by your bosses.

Downloading this guide is one such step that sets you apart from most. You have already demonstrated an unsolicited willingness to better yourself, which is more than most of your competitors will do.

It is the professional who isn’t afraid to try different approaches who gets ahead. Here are just a few tactics that you can adopt to form a cohesive strategy:

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Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have
Use video We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have

Use video

We started our free webinar program a year ago and now we have over 100 registrants for each session. Aiming for consistency and providing solutions to common sector-specific problems through these video themes:

1. Tips & tricks

2. Interviews with experts

3. Webinars

4. Live event streaming

5. Product demos

6. Walk through guides

Live event streaming 5. Product demos 6. Walk through guides We then repackage the sessions as

We then repackage the sessions as videos and upload them to Youtube after – an easy, quick win. Bite the bullet and get making videos. They’re an incredible way to connect with and engage your audience.

an incredible way to connect with and engage your audience. Harness the many opportunities of LinkedIn

Harness the many opportunities of LinkedIn:

(a) Join relevant groups: start with this one.

(b) Participate in discussions with fellow energy professionals;

(c) Connect with and talk to prospects, clients and colleagues;

(d) And post relevant, discussion-provoking content (your own blog posts, videos, vlogs and so forth).

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2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban
2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban

2. Tools & Changes to skyrocket your productivity

Use productivity boosters such as Evernote, Kanban Flow and get your DEXCell Energy Manager demo account one month entirely FREE.

Energy Manager demo account one month entirely FREE. DEX Cell ENERGY MANAGER Take notes and create

DEX Cell

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account one month entirely FREE. DEX Cell ENERGY MANAGER Take notes and create lists of ideas
account one month entirely FREE. DEX Cell ENERGY MANAGER Take notes and create lists of ideas
account one month entirely FREE. DEX Cell ENERGY MANAGER Take notes and create lists of ideas

Take notes and create lists of ideas

Schedule, prioritize and divide tasks

Productivity Tools for Energy Analysis

Make sure your email account is fully organised and optimised. If you use Gmail for instance, take advantage of their “labels” system, which is enormously helpful and aids in avoiding the dreaded “decision paralysis” over receiving too much at the same time, and complement it with Sanebox, which will clean up your entire email inbox for you in an automated way.

And, finally, make your agenda shine. Maybe you haven’t noticed, but in many calendar tools you can have multiple calendars in use, which help you to be better organised. It’s easy to do: just create one calendar for your meetings and a different one for tasks and voila!

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EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has
EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT #5 HARNESSING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has

EVOLUTIONARY SHIFT

#5

HARNESSING

TECHNOLOGICAL

CHANGE

T o use the buzzword of 2015, tech has indeed “disrupted” so many industries. Energy however is one of the sectors

that it has had a particularly rapid, far-reaching impact on, in such a short period of time.

SCADA and other tools were prohibitively expensive. Moreover, they needed to be installed in-house, which required paying consultant fees. Any maintenance or service issues could also be a time-consuming, onerous process.

Now, like many other industries, innovation in energy technology has made it:

+ Cheaper

+ Much easier and accessible

+ More powerful for specialist users and enterprises

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More advanced, robust hardware brings: + Stronger resistance + Greater precision, with capabilities of capturing

More advanced, robust hardware brings:

+ Stronger resistance

+ Greater precision, with capabilities of capturing and trans- ferring sophisticated data

+ Faster connections, speed of processes

Big Data advantages:

+ More effective, accurate reports and energy data interpretation

+ Vast improvements in benchmarking (our own DEXMA Energy Grader is an example)

What does Big Data mean?

Big data is high volume, high velocity, and/or high variety information assets that require new forms of processing to enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery and process optimization.

Definition of Big Data by Gartner

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The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before
The Internet of Things (IOT) + There are more hardware devices available than ever before

The Internet of Things (IOT)

+ There are more hardware devices available than ever before to implement energy saving protocols in buildings, offices, homes and in other energy-consuming areas.

+ The Internet of Things impacts you as an energy professional because it has an effect on your level of control in a massive way. Once you get to grips with an energy efficiency system, you can analyse energy consumption among other points of particular interest. You can control how certain parts of your building for instance use energy through automation in lighting, heating and cooling systems.

+ The advent of “smart” cities: the more innovation-minded cities of the world aspire to be known as a smart city. To reach this aim, they need “smart” buildings and public areas. To be smart, they need the appropriate devices, such as energy efficiency technology.

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Implications for The Energy Manager: 1. More data means more time and work to put

Implications for The Energy Manager:

1. More data means more time and work to put it to good use:

data analysis; benchmarking; data interpretation; compiling reports and presentations; communications with colleagues, other departments and management.

2. With the increasing sophistication of tech application and tools, and

their proliferation, it is easy to get overwhelmed.

3. As energy is becoming more tech-dependent, you will be expected

to possess knowledge of such technology and the ability the make good recommendations both regarding tech hardware and software.

4. It is common for companies to buy the cheapest energy technology

on the market in order to begin an energy efficiency programme. What is all too common in the corporate sector is that such companies then reali- se that such technology is not good enough for the job at hand.

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3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources
3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment 1. Follow the right energy technology resources

3 essential tips to mastering your corporate environment

1. Follow the right energy technology resources

Make sure that you are up to speed and even ahead of your peers by signing up to the most urgent newsletters or blogs; following industry leaders and influencers on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; and official government updates on energy.

2. Try before you buy

Simply, try out various technological tools, updates and devices with a trial version, before committing to pay for it. Try out the DEXMA platform right here, absolutely FREE of charge and with no obligation at all to purchase at any time.

3. ABL – Always. Be. Learning.

If you commit to continuously learning and extending your energy technology knowledge, you will already be on your way to mastering and harnessing technological change in your sector. Whether it is through signing up to different energy courses (part-time degree, MOOCs), learning from a mentor or colleague, personal reading and study etc., cultivating your knowledge and honing your skillsets is essential to your professional growth.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS OF THE GUIDE TIMOTHY WOODS Senior Writer Tim is a professional writer,

ABOUT THE AUTHORS OF THE GUIDE

ABOUT THE AUTHORS OF THE GUIDE TIMOTHY WOODS Senior Writer Tim is a professional writer, expert

TIMOTHY WOODS

Senior Writer

Tim is a professional writer, expert on finance, economics and sustainability. He founded his own company, Cococontent to share his knowdlege about this and many other topics.

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many other topics. cococontent.com contact@cococontent.com MARÍA FERNÁNDEZ Marketing Manager at DEXMA María is an

MARÍA FERNÁNDEZ

Marketing Manager at DEXMA

María is an Advertising and Public Relations Graduate and has more than eight years’ experience working in technology companies as a marketing specialist.

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ABOUT DEXMA DEXMA provides an energy analysis platform to companies who need to measure, analyze,

ABOUT DEXMA

DEXMA provides an energy analysis platform to companies who need to measure, analyze, understand and reduce their energy consumption. The platform DEXCell Energy Manager is a powerful set of tools in the cloud with which companies can take informed decisions to reduce their energy consumption without affecting their productivity or business.

DEXMA was founded in 2007 in Barcelona and already works with more than 1,000 clients in 33 countries, having consolidated its expansion thanks to a comprehensive network of partners. After over nine years of working in the energy sector, DEXMA is leading its own initiative for the sharing of knowledge about energy efficiency, to promote the best practices and to train professionals in energy usage.

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