Leigh uses his observation skills to calculate and estimate the energy being used in company offices. He counts lights, studies the energy draw of electrical equipment such as fridge, air-conditioners and computers. He then looks at when the energy is being used.
During this data collection, Lee can start to see the ‘energy balance’, a breakdown of what is using the electricity and when. Lee makes a correlation between the data and the company’s energy bill so that the energy consumption can be given a dollar figure.
When dealing with companies and small businesses, it is best to outline the financial benefits of energy saving to them in order to have the best outcome for the environment. Leigh says you need good observational skills, people skills, customer service, analytical and a few good maths skills as well as computer skills to produce the final reports with recommendations to the clients.