Energy Resources Management is about working with companies to identify and then reduce energy wastage.
Robert’s life changed after the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. He immediately started to learn as much as he could about energy and energy wastage. At the time he was working as a computer/IT company managing director, often serving the hotel industry, and was continually amazed about how executives would fight to save $2,000 on a computer software maintenance fee, but yet were wasting $00,000’s in energy.
His biggest concern is the lack of management direction and the big gap between what people are saying and what they are doing. So his major focus is to work directly with company executives, essentially to become a defacto VP of Energy Management.
Companies and executives need to be continually reminded about energy reduction and saving, and he works hard with companies to continually motivate them to act, continually learn and continually examine their processes.
He works with specialist engineering companies (e.g. air conditioning, chillers, etc.) to assist on specific issues, however the work is not a simple one-off job, it is a continual process.
Locally in Hong Kong – he has made millions in savings and CO2 reductions through his energy efficiency advice. He has worked with companies from Maldives to Japan and everywhere in between and talks in conferences globally. The PAG (Post Al Gore) effect means there is now more leverage to get companies to seriously look at energy wastage.
Saving money is the goal for companies, while getting them involved in energy wastage reduction.