Andrew Bolitho

Andrew Bolitho

Prioritising investments

Securing investment for energy efficiency technologies can be a very difficult thing to do in the current economic climate. Often competing investments are seen as more important for the growth of a company and as such energy management projects can be put on the back burner.

Knowing why the business invests

The GAIA pathway enables our clients to understand how their businesses perceive the need for investment. Whether the focus is on cost reduction, growth or brand enhancement, we help to identify opportunities through conducting investment assessments across a range of efficiency investments.

By taking these steps we are able to set out an investment plan that complements the wider business strategy while maximising the return through energy cost reduction.

Prioritising poor performing assets

Through operational cost appraisals and building robust businesses cases the GAIA pathway has helped our clients to understand the benefits of investing in energy efficiency projects. We work with clients to identify the worst performing assets to help them prioritise deployment of energy efficiency technologies in order to maximise their return while also building resilience to future energy cost rises. This can also help companies to minimise compliance risk and generate more revenue from previously poorly performing sites.

Not all investment requires capital

By far the most cost effective way to reduce your energy consumption is through behaviour change programmes and training of staff within a business. Through very little investment, considerable reductions can be achieved in energy cost. GAIA has an extensive track record of providing expert assistance in delivering behavioural change programmes and training projects that will engage staff and significantly reduce energy costs.

Making it work

Leveraging capital can be very tough in a business, particularly for something as intangible as energy cost. By adopting the GAIA pathway we can help businesses to make the biggest impact in their investments, both large and small, to enable a much swifter level of energy reduction and provide more immediate cost savings for a business.