Exploring the collaboration between energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the management of energy

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:19
Understand how energy efficiency and the search for renewable energy contribute to achieving results in the area of energy and utilities management

Given the current demands and the trend of increasing complexity of meeting them, energy management teams encounter great difficulties in using information, seeking results, reducing costs, and improving management processes.
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 how our products can help your company.


Energy efficiency and corporate sustainability

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:24
Energy management initiatives are no different. In fact, efforts of organizational transformation — focused on quality, innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency, among others — require focus and persistence to analyze the current situation, establish goals of evolution, create implementation plans, execute them and evaluate their results, feeding the learning obtained in each iteration back into the process.

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.


Innovation, sustainability and competitiveness

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:10
The idea that innovation, sustainability and competitiveness go hand in hand is not at all new. Robert Solow i, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1987, has proposed that economic growth is a function of the available labor force, accumulated capital, and a "productivity factor." Work and capital were able to produce goods (or more capital), a part of which should be reinvested in productive capacity. But work and capital presented decreasing gains in scale: that is, over time it took more work and more capital to produce ever-smaller increases in results.

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.