It is easy to understand why business owners and managers might be hesitant to commission an energy assessment. It is an unknown field for most people. But it is amazing how much energy can be saved. These savings translate into cost savings and improved profits for our clients. A recent example of an assessment carried out on a large warehouse building illustrates this. The assessment listed a number of strategies ranked in pay back period order. By attending to the easy things first the client saved approximately 10% in lighting costs and a further 20% on air-conditioning costs. Later, with a modest investment in energy management technology, our client saved over 36% on their total lighting power bill. The payback period on the costs of the various initiatives was just over one year.