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How to Implement a Demand Response Plan

 
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JULY 2011 Vol. 8, Issue 7
 
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How to Implement a Demand Response Plan

Today's demands on facility managers (FMs) are extreme. Implementation of demand response can be instrumental in assisting with day-to-day energy management. Statistics from the International Facility Management Association reveal that 54% of FMs oversee greater than 500,000 total square feet. With scope of responsibilities that typically include maintenance, leasing, financials, capital expense management and day-to-day operations, it is easy to understand how a FM could struggle with a critical responsibility – monitoring, managing and assessing power use.

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