The Energy API process is specifically designed to addresses the unique energy environment of properties. It is structured to help ensure the property achieves long-term energy and expense savings.
The Energy API program is well suited for properties where a planned and smartly sequenced approached to lowering energy consumption, waste and expenses across the property, buildings and systems is the preferred methodology.
Success is predicated on the management's committed to the path and process, and to executing the Plan over time, even over several years as business circumstances may dictate.
Building on the data gathered through the initial energy survey a deeper dive is made into each area of energy consumption and expense. Minimal interviews with site personnel occur, an in-depth review of facility utility bills and related operating data is made, the utility service dashboard is setup as available, facilities are documented and assessment of energy-related equipment and systems throughout the facilities and grounds is made.
Planning is done in phases. The first phase being the development of task, action and material requirements for the level 1 energy conservation measures, those that are easiest to implement, require minimal investment in materials and will provide the fastest breakeven and highest return.
The second phase planning encompasses projects that have are more complex requiring more system design, engineering and project planning. These projects typically require a larger investment in materials and have a more substantial impact on energy consumption and energy expense and yield a higher return on the ECM investment.
Simple ECMs often can be implemented by the maintenance staff. The key to success in using staff vs. outside services is in making certain the ECM is completed as designed and on time.
Completion of scheduled ECMs is critical to securing the savings. It may be most advantageous to the club to supplement staff manpower with outside services.
We help keep the ECMs on schedule through project management, and coordinating third-party services as necessary to complete the ECMs on time and budget.
An important ECM component is post-project measurement and verification (M&V) to confirm the improvement in function and desired impact on energy consumption and expenses is achieved.
We employ a M&V tools for direct measurement to documentent the effectiveness of the technology or service to impact energy use and expense impact.
As the program progresses related expenses continue to decline, maintenance loads are lighten and the club environment improves.
Energy related expenses continuously decrease and related operating profits increase, freeing the retained earnings for better purposes than enriching the electric utility company.
A Proven Structure Process
An important benefit to this structured, planned process is the energy and expense savings goals are achieved predictably over time, management always having the option to accelerate the ECM implementation schedule and energy expense savings.
We remain engaged all along the path, updating the master plan and schedule, assisting in project materials and special services procurement as warranted, developing detailed project plans and budgets for the more complex ECMs and managing the projects.
We monitor changes in energy consumption and invoices, prepare the annual review and update the rolling project schedule to help keep the energy savings program moving forward.
Energy consumption is lowered, energy waist eliminated,
associated maintenance loads reduced and
Operating Profits increased.
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