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George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
SELECTION
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:
  • Select the best and most cost effective EMS
  • Achieve a high quality installation
  • Reduce Energy, Operating and Maintenance Expenses
  • Reduce tenant and occupant complaints
  • Develop highly skilled operators

  • Action Steps
    Implementation

  • Prepare specification for purchase
  • Review manufacturer capabilities, hardware, software, installation capabilities, service capabilities and training programs
  • Develop a qualified bidder's list
  • Obtain quotation for installation
  • Prepare a bid summary with recommendations
  • Develop future maintenance and capital budgets

  • 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.
  • Installation, programming and training quality control
  • Monthly, quarterly or annual reviews
  • 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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