Energy-conscious maintenance
There are many ways that maintenance workers can contribute to your goal of minimising consumption volumes. There are also numerous ways that they can inadvertently undo your good work: beware particularly any 'quick fix' to an energy-using system. Nearly always these have adverse consequences in terms of running costs.

Positive contributions from maintainers can include the following (provided that you have clear energy-conscious maintenance specifications):

  • Ensuring that controls are left as intended
  • Taking advantage of opportunities to replace failed lights and motors with low-energy equivalent
  • Tuning burners for maximum efficiency
  • Reporting opportunities for improving energy efficiency
  • Acting as your 'eyes and ears'

Elements of the utility management process
Top-level objectives

Steam leak, missing insulation...