Energy Conservation: Benefits

Authored by: Eric A. Woodroof , Wayne C. Turner , Steven D. Heinz

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
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In addition to saving energy and reducing utility expenses, there are additional (often unreported) benefits from conserving energy. These financial and strategic benefits extend beyond the utility budget. These non-utility benefits contribute value worth an additional 18–50% of the energy savings, as demonstrated via a simple example. Calculations are shown on a spreadsheet, which can be downloaded for applications in your own facility. Download the spreadsheet (under the “Resources” tab) here: Beyond illustrating these additional benefits, the goal of this entry is to motivate change towards saving more energy and money, while preserving more of our natural environment.

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