A Future of Quality Energy Consumption

The long term price tendency of any resource is to increase. And energy is no exception. All resources are limited and the more they’re used the more it means that the demand is rising while the supply is dropping. When a new pocket of resource is found, the price climb will slow down, but only for a limited time. It’s only a matter of time before this new vein is also depleted. And replacing the resource with an alternative one only resets the process, it never ends it.

So what’s the solution to this never ending problem? It’s to opt for quality over quantity.

The solution is to make better use of what we have, while we still have it. The producers need to invest in finding better ways to refine the resource into an end product and the consumers need to invest more in finding ways to cut back on consumption. The tricky part however, for consumers, is to find ways to reduce consumption without affecting the end result. After all, the solution was to opt for quality.

And the biggest consumers of electricity are the companies. Small, medium-sized or corporate giants, these are the energy-gluttons. No matter how big your fridge is or how many hours a day you keep your AC unit turned on, you will never come even close to the amount of energy even a small business needs in order to operate.

If energy consumption is to drop and if the ever-rising price is to be tamed, companies are the ones that need to make the first step. Take charge, lead and the masses will follow.

Benefits of going green

Energy, like all resources, is limited and over-using a resource will lead to a steady and continuous increase in its value, and as such, its price. Cutting back on energy consumption can have the immediate, obvious benefits of reducing upkeep costs, but also a more long-term focused benefit of preventing an escalating price for energy. Even if a single company’s impact on the market may seem insignificant, a small decrease in the price of a resource can prove to be a significant investment in the long run.

Companies that take great care of their power consumption are also seen as being environmentally friendly. In a world where companies are usually seen by the public as a cold, distant colossus, an industrial machine, made out of rigid, iron cogs and sprockets, being seen as “green,” and wary of the environment can help close the gap between the company and the customers.

As far as internal conduct is concerned, having a strict policy of energy saving can instill a certain discipline in one’s employees. This can also have a negative side effect. Adding another strict policy in a company can alienate the employees and make them feel even more pressured. The presence of an automated system can help alleviate this disadvantage, and instead of an added burden the process of energy saving can be seen as one less chore, because there is a system that will take care of that for us.