Energy Audit: What it is and how to do it

Submitted by Acriziomar Alves on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 22:07
In order to generate gains in energy efficiency and promote sustainability in business and industrial processes, it is essential to perform an energy audit and to see how to apply it.

Infographic: Energy consumption in industry

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 20:54
See data in the infographic on energy consumption in industries and consumption management as an ally for energy efficiency in operations.

The Viridis energy and utilities management platform provides features to directly support the routine of monitoring energy consumption of large industrial operations, as well as initiatives to increase energy efficiency. The monitoring functions allow the identification of opportunities for improvement in processes, stratifying the consumption of electricity according to various dimensions, and allowing the calculation of cost gains and, considering opportunities for diversification of the energy matrix, reduction of equivalent emissions. Electricity-intensive industries are intensely exposed to the volatility of energy prices, in both the short and long term. The acquisition of electricity in free market for energy – based on demand levels, seasonality, and other parameters of interest – therefore depends on a good degree of predictability of consumption levels and future prices. The Viridis platform naturally integrates consumption data collected in real time with prediction models of future consumption for different price scenarios, facilitating the management of procurement contracts and thus promoting end-to-end efficiency: from factory floor processes to complete management of the energy and utilities function. Learn more about our products.


10 capabilities that should not be missing in an effective energy and utilities management system

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:27
Today the big concern of companies in various segments is the balance between streamlining the consumption of energy resources and of other inputs without decreasing productivity and the quality of products and services offered.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities to directly support energy efficiency initiatives of industrial organizations, covering functions including monitoring, planning, contracting, costing, simulation, and optimization of energy consumption. The monitoring functions permit the identification of opportunities for process improvement, stratifying energy consumption in terms of different dimensions, in addition to allowing the quantification of gains in terms of costs and greenhouse gas emissions. 

The integration of monitoring data with planning functions strengthens the efforts of the transformation initiatives, since it confers greater sophistication, consistency, and accuracy in the prediction of future consumption and, consequently, in planning of costs and the comparison with the actual values. Finally, the Viridis platform enables integrated management of projects of continuous improvement with a focus on energy efficiency, seeking strategic alignment from the conception, implementation, and evaluation of the investments carried out by the organization. Learn more about our products. 


Energy and Utilities Management and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:20
Entenda como a gestão de energia e utilidades pode contribuir com os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da ONU e ainda tornar sua empresa mais competitiva.

Viridis products help our customers' operations become ever more efficient in the consumption of energy and utilities, which has positive impacts on the economies and communities where these operations take place – in economic and social terms, through the promotion of employment, income, and quality essential services; in environmental terms by the reduction of emissions, waste, and consumption levels of both renewable and non-renewable natural resources.