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.
Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are taking a collaborative approach to Strategic Energy Management. The NW SEM Collaborative was formed in 2011 based on the premise that the region can achieve more working together than can any single utility or organization working alone. The NW SEM Collaborative aims to help energy efficiency program administrators accelerate the adoption of SEM in the industrial and commercial sectors.
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.
Online-sem.com helps you implement Strategic Energy Management (SEM) at your facility and within your organization. On the website you can access online training modules, find tools and resources, and track your progress through the training.
|This course walks users through how to find, read and record energy data from bills and other sources. It provides tips for organizing data and an introduction to energy baselines for use in measuring progress.|
This course describes and discusses common energy units such as kilowatts, therms, gallons and BTUs. It provides examples of converting between this common units and also includes converting energy units to dollars.
This course explains how to create a baseline using simple averaging, single and multi variable regression. It provides several examples and how to use spreadsheets to complete your organizations baseline for use in monitoring and tracking performance.
|This course gives an introduction to setting goals and a step by step process for setting meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for tracking performance. It introduces the energy intensity KPI and the benefits of using it to strengthen your energy management program.|
This convenient tool provides an easy way to organize and view electric and gas billing data for up to 12 stores. Ongoing use of this tool enables you to detect upward trends in usage - the sign of a problem in need of attention. You can also use it to measure the progress of your energy management efforts - fewer kWh per day and lower energy cost per square foot.
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