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1

Define "Manage"

to handle or direct with a degree of skill: as to exercise executive, administrative, and supervisory direction of.

2

What is Energy Management?

The efficient and effective use of energy in commercial, industrial, and multi-family buildings to maximize profits (minimize costs) and enhance competitive positions.

3

In 2010, how much did the US spend on energy expenditures?

1.2 trillion

4

How much of the world energy use is in the US?

25%

5

How much of the gross world product is from the US?

22%

6

What does it mean to be cost effective?

The net result must show a profit improvement or cost reduction greater than the cost of the activity. Energy management has proven to be cost effective.

7

What is one of the most promising profit improvement/cost reduction programs available today?

Energy Management

8

What are the average energy cost savings of an Energy Management program with no capital expenditure?

5-15%

9

What are the average energy cost savings of an EM program with retrofit activities included?

30-70%

10

What is the quickest, most effective, and most cost effective manner to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality?

Reducing fossil fuel energy use through energy efficiency improvements

11

What's usually the most economical source of "new" energy?

Energy available from EM activities

12

How does EM help profit?

Energy conservation, energy efficiency, reduced risk

13

How does EM help the planet?

Reducing greenhouse gas, lowering carbon footprint, reducing ozone depletion, improving air quality

14

How does EM help people?

Improving occupant comfort, convenience, and productivity, Developing awareness of and dedication to energy management from all employees in an organization

15

What's the most important ingredient for successful implementation and operation of an EM program?

Commitment to the program by top management.

16

Management must designate a single _____ ______ who has responsibility for coordinating the EM program.

Energy Manager

17

How provides technical assistance to the Energy Manager?

People with strong technical backgrounds

18

Who should be in the Steering Committee?

Members from all major departments of the company

19

Where are energy costs usually accounted for?

General overhead

20

Who should top management allocate energy costs to?

Various production centers within the organization much like materials and labor

21

What should isolated cost centers be?

Isolated accountability boundaries that tie energy use to some type of productive work being performed. Exp. a single assembly line, a central heating plant, a company department

22

In multi-tenant buildings, how should costs be allocated?

To individual tenants

23

What does an energy monitoring system do?

Measures energy consumption and compares it to company goals or another benchmark. Two components: metering devices and computer software

24

Why do many EM programs fail?

Adequate meters and measurement devices are not provided or are not separated into cost centers.

25

Describe each level of audit.

Level 1 - performed to identify immediate opportunities for energy savings.
Level 2 - used to determine more significant opportunities with significant capital expenditures.
Level 3 - only performed for significant engineering projects.

26

What's in an Energy Action Plan?

List of Energy Management Opportunities (EMOs) that should be implemented and outlines an implementation schedule.

27

After implementation, EM projects must be...

tracked with metered data to prove their effectiveness. At the least, utility bills should be examined and graphed.