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George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

Establishing an In-House Energy Program
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

This course is designed to facilitate the establishment of an In-House Energy Program. It will introduce financial managers, building managers, facility managers, technicians, architects, engineers and energy consultants to principles of energy management. Topics to be addressed include: cost benefit analysis, energy audits, energy management systems, and principles of energy usage.
Action Steps
Evaluation

  • Evaluate current Energy Programs
  • Meet with audience sample to assess needs
  • Prepare recommendation for training programs with a synopsis
Implementation
  • Physical condition survey
    • Level and quality of maintenance
    • Current energy programs
    • Utility bill analysis
  • Prepare the selected training program(s) per the evaluation
  • Course outline to include:
    • Utility analysis and energy calculations
    • Lighting, HVAC, and other energy projects
    • Operations and Maintenance
    • Energy Auditing
    • Financial calculations and report generation
  • Methods of instruction will include lecture, discussion, case studies, and site visits
  • At the conclusion of the course, students will be tested for comprehension and certification
Ongoing Support
The long term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a cost-effective program, implementing it efficiently and periodically reviewing the status through a process of constant quality improvement.
  • On-Call follow-up to the program
  • Implement a Measurement and Verification program
  • Provide monthly, quarterly or annual retraining for new hires and refresher courses to existing staff

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