Reduce energy use & carbon emissions for greater profitability!
In today’s manufacturing environment, properly managing energy consumption and carbon emissions is not an option – it is essential. However, effective energy management requires dedication, time, expertise and critical information not provided in utility bills. How can you achieve it?
xChange Point® is the answer. This real-time energy management solution takes enterprise-wide energy usage data, transforms it into targeted, actionable information for executives and managers at the corporate, regional and plant level. It provides fast identification of low and no-cost energy saving measures and presents the information in an easily understandable way so resources can be allocated for maximum benefit at both the corporate and production unit levels.
xChange Point is the engine behind the EPS Way – our 3-step approach to achieving persistent, enterprise-wide savings and sustainability goals. With the xChange Point energy management system guiding the way, you can continuously monitor, control and optimize your company’s energy use and carbon emissions:
Your Guide to Persistent, Enterprise-wide Savings
Imagine knowing in an instant how your boilers at every facility are performing… or seeing and correcting inefficiencies in your refrigeration systems in a matter of minutes, all from a single web-based interface.
What if you had a team of energy analysts watching your plants around the clock, providing an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of your energy costs and emissions… and a concrete plan designed to achieve the highest levels of efficiency?
That is xChange Point – your energy management solution for persistent, corporate-wide resource savings.
For the Enterprise, For the Product Division
At the enterprise level, the objective is to achieve long-term sustainability goals while increasing operating margin. xChange Point lets you track energy usage of common sub-systems using a consistent “per unit of production” measurement at plants across the entire enterprise. It establishes baseline efficiency targets and identifies opportunities for optimization. With this standards-based approach, xChange Point helps you to prioritize projects to help achieve the highest energy savings and shortest payback periods.
At the product division level, xChange Point enables you to apply that same standard measurement across sub-systems unique to each facility so you can easily identify the processes and sub-systems with the most financially compelling “no cost/low cost” opportunities for energy savings. This helps you make better decisions on how to manage your resources to achieve energy savings while also optimizing production.
By providing continuous monitoring and corporate-wide visibility under a common unit of measure, xChange Point gives you an effective way to apply lessons learned at your most efficient plants to others with similar processes and/or equipment. Not to mention a way to calculate GHG Protocol Scopes 1 and 2 level reports for carbon accounting purposes.
Transforming Data to Targeted Information
xChange Point is far beyond software. Each subscription includes a team of energy experts who continually monitor your facilities and report their conclusions and recommendations. There are no people to manage or spreadsheets to decipher. You are not left wading through mountains of data. Instead, you get a concise report each month highlighting the results and action items of most importance to you… a real-time Energy Management Solution for a competitive advantage.
How It Works
Your xChange Point energy management solution software and service subscription is implemented in a systematic and measured approach.
Collector Boxes and any Necessary Meters are Installed
xChange Point is compatible with most major hardware, and can likely tie into most existing metering and controls systems at your facilities. Without impacting your production, our field team installs the xChange Point client and any additional meters, if necessary, to monitor energy usage of key systems and processes.
The data from the meters goes back to the collector box at your facility where it is encrypted and sent to the xChange Point data center. The data also remains on the collector box at your facility.
Web-Based Software Enables Access to your Facilities’ Near Real Time Data
xChange Point publishes the information to a secure web site so you can respond immediately with targeted action, from anywhere in the world. There is no software to install or maintain. Simple web-based tools are included to view and analyze your energy usage. Your flexible energy management solution includes licenses for:
EPS Energy Experts Provide Intelligence
Dedicated to your account, the EPS Energy Solutions Team is your partner in uncovering the most financially compelling opportunities for efficiency improvements and carbon reductions. In partnership with your engineering staff, the EPS team analyzes your energy data on an ongoing basis and delivers simple monthly reports with specific recommendations to identify and prioritize the highest ROI energy opportunities.
This enterprise-wide energy management solution utilizes data from different pieces of equipment at multiple facilities within your enterprise and ties it into a master view – enabling you to compare results across plants or focus on a specific piece of equipment or process at one plant.
Scalable, Secure Solution
xChange Point is a cost-effective, real-time energy management solution that can scale with your growth. The base system measures total electric, water, natural gas, temperature and humidity at one or more facilities, including production data accounting for impact of local weather conditions. Modules can be easily added to monitor other systems and sub-systems including:
Your data is regularly backed up and hosted on our secure servers. Because it is software as a service, there is no computer equipment, software maintenance or IT support required. So you can stay focused on your core business while we focus on your solution for more efficient energy management.
Dashboards & Tools
How much energy is your facility consuming per unit of product produced? What about the per-pound carbon emissions from Plant A compared with Plant B? The xChange Point energy management solution makes it easy to monitor, track and document energy usage and carbon emissions to increase efficiency and ensure a smaller footprint.
Gain a Competitive Advantage and Leave a Footprint Others Will Follow
When you successfully reduce your energy consumption and become more efficient, your carbon footprint shrinks. But efficiency, reduced emissions and using renewable energy aren’t just about being a good corporate citizen… they are also sources of significant competitive advantage.
With real-time Energy Intelligence from the xChange Point energy management solution, you can:
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