Singapore firms “overlook people elements” in energy management [News]

October 11, 2013 by  
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By Toni Waterman, Channel NewsAsia, 11 Oct 2013.

Singapore’s energy-intensive companies are doing a good job in the core aspects of energy management like technology.

But they are overlooking a big part of the equation – the people in charge of the technical stuff.

And it could be costing them millions of dollars a year.

On the technical side of things, Singapore’s energy-intensive companies are performing well.

Buildings have been retrofitted with greener products and equipment is top-notch energy-efficient.

But a recent study by consultancy firm Accenture, with support from the National Environment Agency, shows there’s room for improvement on the less measurable people-centric elements.

“What that means is getting it right in terms of strategy, getting it right in terms of governance and leadership, getting it right in terms of identifying which people do make a material impact on energy consumption,” said Ynes De Boer, managing director of Accenture’s Sustainability Services for ASEAN.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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