Small changes have a major impact on industrial energy efficiency
Everyone loves major projects. They are sexy and exciting, and it’s fun to buy a new piece of equipment or software. While they often result in major (move the needle) savings, the resulting savings usually don’t increase in direct proportion to the project cost. This is the major reason that large, expensive projects have the longest paybacks. It’s also the reason that they are rarely implemented.
Contrast this to small changes. Most small projects cost little (or nothing) to implement, but usually create large savings in proportion to their implementation cost. Payback are quick, often instantaneous.
In fact, 70% of our recommendations to customers payback in a year or less. Only 5% have paybacks longer than three years, and these are usually on items like older HVAC systems that will need to be replaced anyway.