In my opinion all the benefits of increased energy efficiency can be classified in two main categories:
1. DIRECT BENEFITS
- decreased energy consumption
- lower energy costs
- profit increase
- lower environmental impact etc.
2. INDIRECT BENEFITS
- less impact of energy prices increase
- better competitive advantage due to higher energy efficiency
- expressing social responsibility
- improving public image
- fulfilling low regulations and/or standards etc.
It is obvious that these are only some of the benefits and each company/individual has its own characteristics and possible benefits that could be achieved. Implementing energy management system and continuous improvement of energy efficiency is certainly a multi-benefit program.