AEMS is helping small and independent businesses across the UK, particularly in the retail and hospitality sector, to change the way they use and view their energy. We have been working with businesses to guide them through the installation process and give them access to the tool. Here’s how it has helped an independent butcher…
This small independent butcher from Essex is one of the first of our Champion users, and has already started seeing the benefits AEMS can bring.
Although the store owner knew that energy was a key part of their business operations, they had no way of accessing the information they needed to implement better business operations and reduce their waste.. Without visibility from AEMS, the manager had no way of knowing where, how and why energy was being used and wasted.
HOW AEMS HELPED
With AEMS, the store was able to identify processes within the business that needed changing.
Thanks to the insights from the AEMS system, areas of improvements were identified, and changes to the production of goods were implemented. This meant that the store could produce more goods, in less time, increasing their profit margins, and freeing up staff for other tasks.
AEMS gave peace of mind to the store owner when he wasn’t on site, and gave new industry benchmarking statistics highlighting how the store was already performing much better than other similar stores in the industry.
The mode detection feature of AEMS allowed the store owner to identify key unusual days that saw 30% of unusual activity overnight. Highlighting these days to the manager allows them to then pinpoint where energy is being used inefficiency and reduce wastage.
Fully train staff to ensure all unnecessary out of hours energy usage is stopped.
As someone who loves to know the ins and outs of his business, this local butcher has been given more insight into how his business actually runs thanks to AEMS, being made aware of how much energy his machinery uses whilst in use and in the background.
“The tool has already changed the way I think about energy in my business.”Independent Butcher
Even as simple as just being aware of machinery being left on when it doesn’t need to be left on. This independent butcher is now in the process of training his staff to ensure there’s no excess energy, to reduce any unnecessary costs and enable his business to run as efficiently as possible. Click here for more information on the importance of energy efficiency in the hospitality industry,