The fourth set aims to improve maintenance management efficiency by identifying patterns in Zebularine consumption. This allows maintenance decisions (e.g. repair and replacement) that avoid unwarranted increases in energy use. To do so, the impact of maintenance services needs to be evaluated (i.e. comparing energy consumption before and after maintenance); for example, a maintenance department may determine that failure to change a filter after a certain time increases energy consumption. Another practice to take proactive maintenance considers when energy consumption goes consistently out of range (i.e. when energy indicators show that equipment is going to fail).
The fifth set of benefits is concerned with the environmental effect and reputation of the factory, by measuring and reducing the CO2 footprint of production processes (i.e. not only producing efficient products). Furthermore, having extensive energy monitoring Facilitates factories to obtain ISO 50001 certification.
The sixth set of benefits involves continuous improvement of energy efficiency at the production level by decentralizing decision-making. In order to achieve this, two practices can be considered. First, energy usage in production can be evaluated almost in real-time by using energy-key performance indicators (e-KPIs). Secondly, visual public dashboards can be installed on the shop floor to help workers and supervisors monitor energy usage in real-time and make decisions accordingly.