US Companies See Return on EE Investments

Over Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

Manufacturing Business Technology, September 18, 2014

Three quarters of decision-makers at US companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results released by Schneider Electric. This represents a 12 percent increase in energy efficiency investments and a 13 percent increase in projected investments in the past 12 months, according to a similar survey of energy leaders conducted by Schneider Electric in June 2013.

“Increased investment suggests business leaders are seeing a return,” said Laurent Vernerey, President and CEO, North America Operations, Schneider Electric. “In fact, more than half (51 percent) of respondents said they realize at least a 25 percent ROI on efficiency initiatives. This type of return will drive more investment in efficiency applied across the enterprise – beyond energy consumption – as organizations find that they must become operationally efficient to remain competitive and profitable in today’s environment.”

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