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03/01/2010

New Guide for No-Cost/Low-Cost Energy Savings Available

 
New Guide for No-Cost/Low-Cost Energy Savings Available

The IFMA Foundation and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)’s BetterBricks Initiative have partnered together in order to produce a practical, real-world guide for facility managers that will provide them with a roadmap of how to initiate no-cost or low-cost energy efficiency strategies at their facilities to reap immediate savings.

As the fifth in a sustainability series produced by the IFMA Foundation, the “No-Cost/Low-Cost Energy Savings Guide” has a goal to provide facility personnel with the tools to get started identifying problem areas and implement no/low-cost solutions to see immediate benefits. These tools have been principally derived from the article, “Common Opportunities: The Top Four,” found on the BetterBricks website.

Several checklists are offered and can be translated into spreadsheet templates to be used by facility managers when assessing their facilities. These are easily tailored to reflect various facility types, allowing for customization for a manager’s specific building.

The guide discusses four top energy saving opportunities, which include:

  • Equipment Scheduling. The first step of a no/low-cost strategy is to determine where energy is being wasted. Unoccupied areas should not have chillers and coolers running. Establishing where this waste takes place is Step 1.
  • Sensor Error. Sensor settings are often out of sync, and this section of the guide demonstrates what to look for, how to make changes, and how to regularly schedule updates to monitor settings.
  • Simultaneous Heating and Cooling. Excessive reheating uses unnecessary energy and if an HVAC system’s setting are out of sync, it forces the air handler to work harder. The guide provides information on how to tune-up these systems.
  • Outside Air Usage. Optimum indoor air quality requires efficient ventilation, and this can’t take place if dampers are stuck open or improperly calibrated. In the “No-Cost/Low-Cost Energy Savings Guide,” facility managers will find ways to cut energy costs just by maintaining this system.

The guide is downloadable free of charge at www.ifmafoundation.org, and additional no-cost/low-cost strategies and resources can be found at www.betterbricks.com/operations.

 


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