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ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

Energy Management Systems represent one of the best methods of controlling operating costs. However, they are complex and often under utilized. The goals of this program are to:
  • Reduce Energy, Operating and Maintenance Expenses
  • Reduce tenant and occupant complaints
  • Develop highly skilled operators
Action Steps
Implementation
  • Physical condition survey
    • Level and quality of maintenance
    • System installation
    • System programming
    • Operator skill and training
  • Review manufacturer specifications and drawings
  • Review software implementation with the system programmer
  • Develop future maintenance and capital expense budgets
  • Deliver an in-depth report with recommendations
Ongoing Support The long term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a cost-effective program, implementing it efficiently and periodically reviewing the status through a process of constant quality improvement.
  • Monthly, quarterly or annual reviews o Energy savings "score card" report
  • Optimize the system and program for additional savings
  • Training programs for enhanced savings

To send comments to George R. Owens, click here: gowens@EESIenergy.com.

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