The Personnel Associated with Significant Energy Uses (SEUs) resource is available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. It provides guidance on identifying personnel responsible for areas of major consumption and opportunity for improvement. Identifying key personnel associated with SEUs is one way to greatly impact energy efficiency. This resource outlines the significant energy used, person(s) responsible and energy related actions to take specific to an SEU. Program administrators could use this resource in waste reduction and energy savings opportunity workshops or employee engagement activity, or to determine how people are using SEUs. This tool also helps customers project future energy consumption of each SEU and develop a plan for regularly updating the SEUs.
This Operational Controls Checklist is a resource available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. It provides guidance on Significant Energy Use (SEU) operational controls to establish Standard Operation Procedures for SEUs. In this guide, communication protocols are outlined based on specific personnel who impact the SEU. This document could be used in tandem with the Personnel Associated with SEUs tool. It could also be used in a waste and opportunities workshop or employee engagement activity, or incorporated into energy scans, walk-throughs and building opportunity assessments. Primary audiences for this tool include: facility personnel; maintenance technicians; operators; and building occupants.
The Smart Buildings Center hosts a lending “library” of diagnostic tools available to building owners and managers, as well as energy service professionals in Washington State and Oregon, for short term data collection on energy using equipment and systems in commercial and institutional buildings. The SBC can help by loaning a range of data loggers, power meters, lighting loggers, infrared cameras, liquid and air flow measurement devices, and much more. Users can access these tools free of charge for prescribed time periods and capture data on system performance. https://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/tool-library/
Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is the leading training and certification program for building engineers and maintenance personnel. Program graduates make their buildings more comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to skills they master in our classes. And the BOC credential is just as valuable to building owners as it is to operators. Our graduates help their organizations substantially cut operating costs – as much as $20,000 per year. This training can help your organization achieve its strategic energy management goals. To learn more or find a training near you, visit: www.theboc.info/
This evaluation focuses on the Efficiency Vermont CEI Pilot, which sought to permanently integrate energy management into facility operations and management. The evaluation independently estimates the pilot’s energy savings as a result of the following four focus areas: capital upgrades, process improvements, predictive maintenance, and employee engagement.
Improving energy efficiency at your business is one of the easiest ways to reduce operating costs. You can invest more in your business and employees, plus reduce your environmental impact and operate more sustainably. Energy efficiency goes beyond investments in upgrades at your facilities. You can gain even more savings by engaging your staff in energy-saving practices. Energy Trust of Oregon is here to help.
BPA and Northwest public utilities are helping industrial facilities save energy and increase profitability. BPA's Energy Smart Industrial program works with industrial facilities of all sizes and budgets through their local public utility to deliver cost-effective energy savings. This video highlights the energy efficiency efforts and strategic energy management activities of Fitesa, a global, non-woven manufacturing plant in Washougal, WA.
Use the Energy Opportunity Register to identify & track all energy projects. Track the details of important SEM practices, prioritize energy projects and determine what actions to take, track implementation status of energy projects and SEM practices, plan for persistence of energy savings on energy projects, and provide a critical link between projects implemented and the savings indicated by your energy intensity model.
This course discusses the need for an energy audit, and describes the steps for performing an audit. It suggest ways to translate the results of the audit into meaningful energy projects and the importance of acting on what you learn from the audit.
This course walks users through the process of evaluating, scoring and selecting energy projects using the Project Priorities Worksheet tool. It reviews the importance of necessary research and securing resources and approvals to ensure success.
This course discusses options for calculating the costs, savings and the payback timeframe of energy projects. It walks users through an example of calculating investment payback using the Simple Lifecycle Cost method (SLCC).
This course provides a step by step process for identifying your organization's significant energy uses to help focus your energy project efforts. It provides an example of using the process and typical examples of significant energy uses.
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