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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.


 

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Energy Administration Quality Control Program
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

  • Maximize recovery of utility expenses
  • Accurately allocate utility costs amongst users
  • Reduce tenant billing disputes
  • Improve accuracy and timeliness of billing information
  • Satisfy lease obligations
  • Provide 3rd party "expert" independence
Action Steps
Baseline Evaluation

  • Review existing standards and procedures
  • Interview Energy Administrator and Staff
  • Profile Users of the information and obtain feedback
  • Sample audit for accuracy randomly selected locations, tenants, rate schedules, allocations, factors and billings
  • Deliver a detailed report of findings and recommendations
Implementation
  • Develop an in-house quality control program and tools to measure of results
  • Work with the Energy Administration Department to implement a quality control program
Ongoing Support
The long-term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a systematic approach, consistently applied with periodic reviews. Implement a third party monthly, quarterly and annual Quality Control Checkups.

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