The common saying "you don't know what you don't know" is more true now in the age of information than ever before. The truth of the statement doesn't always result in people broadening their horizons and taking in new information. Common pitfalls in energy management and facilities maintenance is missing out on easy ways to save money. For instance, several states offer deregulated electric power or gas purchases allowing customers to purchase power on a competitive market rather than from the local utility. Other common oversights include failure to take advantage of massive utility incentives on energy efficient upgrades like lighting, HVAC, or heavy equipment.
The energy industry has even developed to the point that they offer subscription services so you can achieve all of these savings with zero outlay of capital. If there is something costing you money in energy, someone else has likely already encountered that problem and found a solution. What's wasting money in your operation?
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