New Strategies For Corporate Energy Management

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Executive Summary

Energy management is making a return to the top of the corporate facilities management agenda, as a result of rising energy prices, new net zero carbon targets and expanding technology options. These market changes require corporate executives to revise and broaden existing energy management strategies, many of which were established during the early 2010s. Critical steps for facilities managers are to align investment plans with their CEOs’ ESG agendas, reset core assumptions on the business case for energy efficiency projects, and refresh energy purchasing plans, given future uncertainty in energy prices. This report helps corporate facilities managers understand the changes coming to the energy management landscape and provides input on how to revise energy strategies in an era of net zero carbon targets. 

Table of contents

Firms Need To Reset Their Energy Management Strategies In A Changing Market 
Energy Management Returns As A Top Facilities Management Priority Amidst ESG Pressures And Rising Energy Prices

Energy Management Is Vastly Different Today Than Five Years Ago 
The Horizon Of Corporate Energy Management Has Expanded To Include Air Quality Management, Comfort And Facilities Optimization
The Maturing Of IoT And On-Site Generation Technologies Has Created New Opportunities In Energy Optimization  
Energy Procurement Has Been Shaped By Commoditization And Rapid Growth Of Green Procurement

Firms Need To Refresh Energy Management Strategies To Meet Net Zero Carbon Goals 



Table of figures

Figure 1. Six Factors Making Corporate Energy Management A Major Priority  
Figure 2. ESG And Sustainability Trends Shaping Real Estate Strategies Over The Next Three Years  
Figure 3. Market And Technology Trends Are Making Corporate Energy Management More Complex

About the authors

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

Ben Readman

Analyst, Smart Buildings

Ben is an Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His research agenda currently focuses on new strategies for corporate energy management and future trends in carbon offsetting markets. Ben Joined Verdantix in 2021 having previously worked as a researcher at CECAN. He holds a Masters in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey and a BA in Geography from the University of Birmingham.

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