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If you own a very nice sports car there is a dilemma between maintain and enhance that will one day confront you.
It is different for an energy manager.
As the car owner:
Do you buy the new model, take the financial hit, and risk buying a "flash in the pan" that will soon be dated ? Possibly because it guarantees short term gratification.
Or do you love, cherish and maintain that glorious roadster that gets classier every year, but costs more and more to maintain ?
Why? Because you are not seeking gratification but performance. Long-term and current energy performance.
To invest most wisely you need to know the possible best performance of the status quo - It tells you where there are gaps to fill, or where you are taking hits.
This means that enhancement is a possible consequence of maintenance. And maintenance is a necessary consequence of enhancement.
Energy management is about striving for ever lower goals
- to do less with more !