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.

Challenges for the new energy and utilities manager

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:02
Learn how changes in the market are creating new challenges energy and utilities managers in large companies.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities to directly support the new energy and utilities manager, 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 offers the energy and utilities manager a wide range of technologies for integrated management of continuous improvement projects focusing on energy efficiency, seeking strategic alignment from conception, implementation, and valuation of investments realized by the organization. Click here to learn more about our solutions.


The 7 tasks that require the most time of energy and utilities management teams

Submitted by Dayane Machado on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:31
Companies can be seen as large collections of processes. All areas have a set of procedures, patterns, and workflows that define their form of operation. In this scenario it's not unusual to find management teams with routines based on large amounts of manual labor, which in the world of energy management is analogous to saying that your day revolves around a daunting number of spreadsheets, each one having equally staggering complexity.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities of monitoring, planning, contracting, costing, measurement and verification, simulation, and optimization of energy consumption – in an integrated way. This integration completely eliminates the need to use spreadsheets, in addition to allowing greater control, security, and quality of information. Data concerning energy consumption can be captured by the platform in real time, immediately treated in terms of quality and inserted into a contextualization mechanism that facilitates more robust and comprehensive analyses. Otherwise the Viridis platform also facilitates the incorporation of processes and tools that are commonly implemented in spreadsheets by users: forms for manual entry of data (for metrics that do not have physical meters), production plans used for prediction of energy consumption, forms for entry and verification of invoice data, spreadsheets that represent business rules in specific tasks and pivot tables for querying and visualization of combinations of data – all are of course covered by the Viridis platform and its interface components in order to facilitate the internalization of the tool and the rapid capture of value by users. Learn more about our products.


Digital transformation as an ally in energy and utilities management

Submitted by Carina Lima on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:12
Technology continues to transform many aspects of our lives, from simple daily tasks to profound changes in business and global markets. The area of energy and utilities management is no different, and in this context companies in the lead in digitizing their processes can improve their work routine and even their competitive potential.

6 reasons why you should not use spreadsheets for energy management

Submitted by Carina Lima on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 18:59
Many companies manage and control energy-related processes with multiple electronic spreadsheets, in most cases doing everything from data collection to information analysis and report generation. Energy management teams are faced with the challenge of finding adequate management systems that not only include all of the tools and features needed to manage daily operations and promote continuous improvement, but also that are highly usable, with simple and intuitive interfaces, well integrated to existing systems, and easily accessible from different devices.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities of monitoring, planning, contracting, costing, measurement and verification, simulation, and optimization of energy consumption – in an integrated way. This integration completely eliminates the need to use spreadsheets, in addition to allowing greater control, security, and quality of information. Data concerning energy consumption can be captured by the platform in real time, immediately treated in terms of quality and inserted into a contextualization mechanism that facilitates more robust and comprehensive analyses. Otherwise the Viridis platform also facilitates the incorporation of processes and tools that are commonly implemented in spreadsheets by users: forms for manual entry of data (for metrics that do not have physical meters), production plans used for prediction of energy consumption, forms for entry and verification of invoice data, spreadsheets that represent business rules in specific tasks and pivot tables for querying and visualization of combinations of data – all are of course covered by the Viridis platform and its interface components in order to facilitate the internalization of the tool and the rapid capture of value by users.