Energy management includes planning and operation of energy production and energy consumption units. Objectives are resource conservation, climate protection and cost savings, while the users have permanent access to the energy they need. It is connected closely to environmental management, production management, logistics and other established business functions. The VDI-Guideline 4602 released a definition which includes the economic dimension: “Energy management is the proactive, organized and systematic coordination of procurement, conversion, distribution and use of energy to meet the requirements, taking into account environmental and economic objectives”.
Take Andrew Heitman’s tale of a four-story office building. A client hired Heitman, a commissioning agent and the owner of Pensacola, FL-based Building Energy Sciences LLC, to figure out why the new building used energy at a rate of $32,000 per month when similar buildings in the client’s portfolio cost just $12,000 per month
Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), in conjunction with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), this comprehensive training course is designed to provide a useful preparatory vehicle for those seeking to achieve the status of Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), awarded by AEE to pre-qualified M&V professionals who
By Dan Rafter
There are two types of retailers out there, according to Jeff Dummermuth: those who have plans for how to reduce the amount of energy they consume each year, and those who have nothing.
The pharmaceutical industry consumes almost $1 billion in energy annually, according to a 2005 University of California study. At Merck, Thomas Pagliuco has saved money through saving energy as the Director of Global Energy & Sustainability, leading its Energy Management Program across its global locations. The program establishes and manages
Energy accounts for about one third of the operating budget for drinking water and wastewater systems. It’s a facility’s largest controllable budget item, so it’s a logical place to look for savings. The most important step in reducing energy costs is to have a good understanding of where the energy
Comprehensive Renovation and an NYC HVAC Upgrade The New York City Center, in New York, is starting to derive energy savings through a recent retrofit also designed to improve the comfort level of occupants, performers, and visitors. New York City Center includes a 2,257-seat auditorium, two small theaters, four rehearsal
By Dan Rafter
Officials at Kingston General Hospital have long been proponents of onsite power. The hospital, located in Kingston, Ontario, in Canada, opened its own onsite cogeneration facility more than five years ago. The 15-MW plant, which the hospital shares with neighboring Queens University, relies on two 7.5-MW turbines that burn natural
The cost of health care encompasses many unseen factors. Case in point: energy costs. Each year, the pharmaceutical sector spends more than $800 million on energy, according to the US EPA. Even so, those costs comprise a small percentage-about 5% of the cost of goods sold and 1% of sales-of
Twentynine Palms, CA, is home to more than 10,000 military personnel and their families who reside within a sprawling facility called the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command. In relation to the Southern California Edison (SCE) power grid, it’s literally “at the end of the line.” Winters are mild, but