Over the past 10 years, industrial customers were more concerned about putting out product and were not really thinking about energy. To the high level execs, I think, it was easy to buy cheaper materials, or cut workforce than to invest in energy savings stuff. Also, energy management can be dicey. If their new energy management system screws up and shuts down the chiller for an hour or two, they might lose a batch of silicon wafers, or something like that.
I think now, since times are bad, they are starting to look at saving energy, which has made sense all along, but the execs are now starting to figure it out, and are now more easily persuaded to devote resources toward saving energy costs.
For this reason, I am having a hard time coming up with current industrial users of Metrix. I have lots of universities, school districts, government entities, property management companies, but not industrial customers.
There is no good reason I can think of, except that they have not devoted the resources to energy managers until now. We do have some industrial leads who are thinking of buying Metrix now. It is coming...
I hope this helps.