To Save or not to Save Part I

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...That is the question or is it?

Energy savings seems to be the buzz word everybody uses profusely, but for some reason, if you try to reach a bit further and see what has been implemented so far, the outlook you get is an ocean of reports and that's pretty much it. The issue here is probably the lack of know how, the situation might look like like an apprentice in front of a large toolbox who does not know which tool to choose for the job at hand.

What is the job at hand?

Well, energy consumption, yes quite a big job. We do consume energy, in large amounts, electricity, gas, water, fuel, waste, the list goes on; as we do not live in a world of infinite supply, the least we can do is to consume it responsibly. Keeping a track record of our consumption is the very first step, otherwise we might assume we are doing alright and not even consider changing our consumption pattern. Tracking requires measurement, our first hurdle. As silly as it sounds, yes, we need to spend more in order to spend less. Without measurement, we cannot gain knowledge about our consumption patterns. Lord Kelvin got the credit for the famous sentence "You cannot manage what you cannot measure", but it is a long way before the rest of us leave up to that motto.

First step = measurement = metering + sub-metering