One of several recent improvements to assist in our energy reduction efforts is the implementation of direct billing. Historically our energy costs were allocated based on several accounting factors. Now, thanks to meters installed on each of our major energy consumers, we have a way to monitor the usage of each consumer which improves accountability and enables us to perform a direct impact analysis for any process changes that might be required.

To help us monitor energy use more effectively, we have developed utilities graphical process interfaces (GPIs). These GPIs provide visibility and instant feedback on daily and monthly energy use which in turn allows us to take immediate action to address any usage spikes, thereby minimizing potential energy waste