April 4, 2012
Courtesy of Ecova.com, here is an infographic illustrating energy consumption statistics from the commercial and industry sectors. Through analyzing 700 of the largest companies in the US, Ecova has highlighted some of the business energy trends from 2009-2011.
With rising energy costs, businesses should be reviewing way to reduce energy consumption to lower overall cost of business expenditures. These energy reduction strategies can help businesses be more competitive and financial sound, as energy is considered to be one of the largest expenditures in business operations.
Some key business energy consumption data points:
- 8% decrease in electrical energy consumption intensity by business for the 2009 to 2011 period
- 30% of company energy consumption is considered waste
- $202 Billion – the cost of energy across the US commercial and industrial sectors
- Energy cost is the 3rd largest company expense, just behind labor and material costs
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