Most facility managers use "Simple Payback" to evaluate and prioritize projects for approval and implementation. While this may work well for organizations that plan only for the short term, it may not be the best way to evaluate projects if you are thinking long term. In fact, most energy saving projects yield benefits over the long term, so if you only use simple payback, you may not be telling the whole story and may actually be choosing the wrong projects.
To further demonstrate its commitment in the energy efficiency space, Schneider Electric recently announced the Powerlink EM series. Powerlink EM Intelligent lighting panels provide a simple, cost effective and energy code compliant way to meter and control branch circuits from a standard panel-board. Powerlink EM systems feature powerful microprocessor based controllers to provide lighting control and power metering.
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Some people mistakenly believe that energy costs are fixed – a fact of life – and that nothing can be done about them. This myth has been proven wrong millions of times by progressive businesses and government agencies
This article describes key success elements for an energy management program, many of which originate from other industries.
Energy-management software is a product that every facilities professional can benefit from using.
In tough economic times when credit is a challenge, building owners want to be confident that an energy project will provide the projected return. Join Neil Zobler, a developer of the EPA's free Cash Flow Opportunity (CFO) software tool, as he takes you step by step through the process of entering information into the program and developing ROI scenarios that your CFO can trust.
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May 10-11, 2011
The Merchandise Mart
Buildex Chicago is a trade show and conference for property and facility managers, building operators and engineers, owners, architects and real estate professionals in Chicago and the Midwest. Buildex Chicago features more than 135 exhibits and 25 seminars that provide valuable strategies and best practices to save money and increase building performance.
Attend for FREE! Pre-register at buildexchicago.com and save $25 on the on-site registration fee.
Green Cleaning: What You Need to Know
Procuring Energy at Less Cost in Fluctuating Markets
World Energy Engineering Congress: A Showcase of Innovation and Efficiency
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Tools for the Advanced Energy Audit
The Walkthrough Survey for an Energy Audit
Thought Leaders of Our Energy Future
Energy Success Stories from Around the World
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