Energy and sustainability priorities shifting in 2015Fierce Energy, December 17, 2014
Priorities in energy and sustainability management are shifting, according to an Ecova report that aggregates the findings from a survey of more than 500 C-suite executives, energy and facility managers, and finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies from a variety of industries. The second annual survey reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing energy and sustainability management.
These professionals report that, as energy and sustainability management become more complex and essential to operations, they are increasingly focusing on the bigger picture and taking a more strategic, long-term view as opposed to simply making decisions based on cost savings alone. In fact, 52 percent of respondents say their top priority for leveraging energy data in 2015 is to support strategic energy and sustainability initiatives and programs.