A CEMP encourages you to examine the life cycle costs of equipment,
such as boilers.
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drag on performance while
operation costs. Examine the
motors on your equipment:
when was the last time you
upgraded a motor, or does
your company simply replace
a burned out motor with an
exact duplicate or rewind to
the opportunity to improve
performance while reducing
costs? Ditto for fuel burning
“WHERE’S THE BEEF”— OR,
“SHOW ME THE MONEY”
States, municipalities and the Federal
government have grants, incentives and tax
breaks for energy improvements of commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.
While the programs vary through administrations, and yield to political winds, opportunities exist and may improve over time.
Engaging a professional engineer who will
utilize computer simulation modeling to
develop accurate base load, energy consump-
tion projections, performance projections
of upgrades and improvements, as well as
cost payback scenarios, will provide you, and
your management, with accurate data upon
which to base your CEMP decisions and any
funding or grant applications. A professional
engineer can also assist his/her clients with
funding applications as well.
TO LEED, OR NOT TO LEED—THAT IS THE
As you go through the CEMP process,
address and determine your organization’s
philosophy (and any government regulations)
regarding whether your facility will apply for
LEED, Green Globes, ASHRAE or other cer-
tification as it undertakes future renovation
and new construction projects. Some projects,
including some government facilities, require
LEED certification. Some owners opt in, while
others decide to design future improvements,
expansions and new facilities to LEED stan-
dards, while foregoing the actual certification
process. Think long-term—if a technology is
currently in a development phase that seems
too risky today consider a strategy to allow the
application of that technology later when it
THE BUCKET LIST(S)
Once you’ve identified opportunities,
mandated improvements, costs and payback
data, it’s time to prioritize and “bucket list” the
options. Prioritize and list the opportunities
to improve energy performance considering
net energy savings, required capex, projected
payback and funding opportunities.
These variables will assume varying levels
of importance, which will impact both ranking and scheduling, depending on a variety of
circumstances. For example, all things being
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