This is a comprehensive list of all the assessment questions a user may encounter when completing an assessment within the Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool. The EMA Tool provides a strategic and confidential analysis of an organization’s current energy management business practices. The assessment consists of a series of binary questions related to 12 different components of energy management. Within each component, questions are organized in levels. Answering “Needs Improvement” sets the level of development for that component and moves the user on to questions in the next component. This full question set may be a helpful reference or offline backup for Facilitators working with customers to complete assessments within the EMA Tool.
This Resource Sheet “Business Drivers and the EnMS” is a resource available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. It helps users understand how a variety of social, external and internal business drivers impact decisions, and which of these business drivers to consider when developing and pitching an Energy Management System, or EnMS. It also helps organizations think about energy, energy management and improved energy performance within the context of their organization, as well as their current and future business priorities and needs. Primary audiences for this tool include energy champions, executive sponsors and energy teams.
This Data Collection Responsibilities Table is a resource available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. It is useful in defining roles and responsibilities as they relate to the collection of energy data. The tool outlines actions, roles, responsibilities and assigned personnel, helps assign ownership of energy data, and helps users develop a continuous improvement process as it relates to energy data. It could be used as part of an Energy Data, Organizational Fundamentals or Energy Team workshop. Primary audiences for this tool include: energy champions, energy teams, data technicians, and building occupants.
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/
The Smart Buildings Center (SBC) is a multi-functional energy efficiency headquarters on the first floor of the Pacific Tower Building in Seattle, Washington. The SBC serves anyone within the state with an interest in better understanding energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings. Our specific focus is showcasing where smart meets efficient. To learn more, please visit our website: https://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/
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/
The Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool provides a strategic and confidential analysis of an organization’s current energy management business practices. Working with your customers, you can help them discover how well they are managing energy, and they will receive a prioritized implementation plan to help develop or improve SEM practices within their organizations.
The U.S Department of Energy’s eGuide is a dynamic tool that guides your energy team to build and continually improve your energy management program over time. With three levels for you to choose from to account for your different needs, the new DOE eGuide is designed with the end-user—YOU—in mind.
Note: This resource is only viewable on desktop computers.
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.
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