How Enhanced Visibility Enables Better Decisions and Peace of Mind
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How Enhanced Visibility Enables Better Decisions and Peace of Mind

How Enhanced Visibility Enables Better Decisions and Peace of Mind

As a partner to many multi-location businesses across the fitness, retail and food & beverage segments, David Energy understands what matters to owners and operators: delivering a high quality customer experience while growing your business. Delivering on those priorities requires operations that run smoothly and at the lowest possible cost across locations — a big task that requires time and money to accomplish. But for busy operators with a long list of other priorities, it doesn’t make sense to tackle onerous projects like upgrading thermostats, setting and monitoring schedules , auditing facility energy usage, and more. Unfortunately, letting those little projects stack up can cause major inefficiencies and higher costs.

It’s tough to manage what you don’t measure

David Energy’s customer Naya Restaurants, a fast-growing multi-location restaurant in New York, found itself in a similar situation. Like any other food brand, they were focused on making and serving excellent food on a daily basis while expanding their store footprint, not optimizing their facilities and managing their energy costs. These lower-level but absolutely critical functions naturally got deprioritized as they focused on the core challenges in their business.

As a result, Naya had no understanding of how their portfolio facilities operated – no insight into how their restaurants were using energy, how onsite equipment like HVAC was performing, whether their standard operating procedures were being followed by store managers, or whether their operations were configured to manage their energy costs. Taken together, Naya was paying a monthly energy bill full of charges that they did not understand and could not control.

Unlocking visibility means unlocking better decisions

The critical first step towards better energy management required getting Naya deep visibility into their facilities’ operations, which they accomplished in partnership with David Energy. Our software integrated with Naya’s smart thermostats to provide a consolidated view into facility operations across their restaurants. From our platform, Naya could centrally manage their thermostats, identify issues with HVAC equipment, and learn how their operations impacted energy usage. We also provided them with a detailed insights report outlining low-hanging fruit areas to improve efficiency and lower their consumption.

For the first time, Naya was able to understand how their operations impacted monthly energy spend, and, most importantly, they were empowered with the tools to make better decisions about how their facilities operate and use energy. Now, Naya has peace of mind that all their locations are running free of interruption and at the lowest possible cost. With David Energy acting as their trusted energy advisor, their team can focus on what matters most — running and expanding their business.

Want to learn more?

Amazing multi-location brands including Crunch Fitness, Naya, Jack in the Box and more are gaining greater visibility into their operations while reducing and controlling their energy costs. If you want to learn more about how your restaurants can take advantage of this, reach out to us or check out our solutions For Business – we would love to hear from you.


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Published: March 23rd, 2023

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