Four Questions to Better Understand Your Facility


As the owner and/or operator of a facility, it is important to periodically evaluate your facilities operations. By answering four questions, you can better understand your building, prioritize changes by assessing expenses, implement solutions that will change building performance and measure/prove results. Here are the four questions you need to ask yourself:

  1. How are your buildings doing?
  2. Are the buildings getting better or worse?
  3. Where are the best opportunities for savings?
  4. Have past improvements paid off?

There are many factors that need to be taken into account when considering these questions. These can include utility usage trends and weather impacts. Researching and documenting just this one aspect and its effects on your building is a daunting task.

That is where Cromwell’s Energy Dashboard can help. We have partnered with EnergyPrint to offer a proprietary Energy Dashboard which will help you minimize time spent collecting data and maximize your bottom line.

Our dashboard can be customized to provide data that is important to you and your needs. If your CFO asks why the company spent more money on the gas bill this January than last January, you can definitively answer that there were 20 straight days with below-freezing conditions compared to the previous year. In addition, the dashboard offers a variety of other tools, such as the Cost Avoidance trend data, which can assist you to better understand your utility usage and where efficient reductions can be made.

If you’re accustomed to reading technical information, our energy dashboard can provide all the technical information you need, but a simple “big picture” option can put all the technical information into simple terms of “dollars and cents.” The Cromwell Energy Dashboard is also backed by our team of Facility and Energy Services experts as well as our extensive staff of architects and engineers.

If you’re interested in better answering these four questions for yourself, contact Josh Jones today and he’ll get you on the right track to better understanding your facility.