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Results of the 4th National Energy Barometer Survey

June 2014 News

Each year building owners and facility managers enter their buildings in the National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) to compare how they have improved their energy use against others in a similar industry – hospitals, offices, car dealers, hotels and shopping centres. The latest results are out and the top performing buildings for the 2012 utility year are:

* Head office: The Clicks Group.

* Shopping centre: Westgate.

* Car dealership: Barons CV N1 City, owned by Barloworld Group.

* Hotel: Bantry Bay Luxury Suites.

The NEBS is an annual benchmarking service which Energy Cybernetics administers to compile an accurate database of building energy use information in the country. For the 4th consecutive year, Energy Cybernetics has made its locally developed Energy Barometer tool available to building owners and facility managers to participate in NEBS. The Energy Barometer is a non-intrusive and cost-effective process to determine the energy consumption stance of a building in relation to others in a similar market and environment.

Participants use the service at no charge and receive a ranking result that indicates where they are in accordance with others in their respective industry. The results help them track their energy efficiency as they can see when energy savings investments have made a difference.

The 5th NEBS is now open. It is an easy online process, just log onto www.energybarometer.com, and complete the required information from a utility bill for the year January to December 2013.

The 2013 Utility Year’s categories are:

* Bank branches.

* Hospitals.

* Shopping Centres.

* Hotels.

* Car dealerships.

* Airports.

* General offices.

* Headquarters.

The closing date for completing NEBS entries is 1 July 2014.

For more information contact Thieda Ferreira, info@energybarometer.com




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