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Unformatted text preview: : We showed that general interest in energy efficiency over the
years is highly correlated with oil prices, and prices of energy in general. An energy management program needs to be robust enough to withstand periods where energy prices decline,
which directly reduces the financial impact of efficiency improvements and priorities within
" Aligning incentives, power and accountability: In a hierarchical and multi-functional
environment like a typical manufacturing facility, incentives, power and accountability are not
easily aligned when it comes to a goal such as improving energy efficiency. On a departmental level, as stated previously. savings from improved energy efficiency typically accrue to facilities budgets, while operations budgets actually pay for the more efficient equipment. On a
stakeholder level, front-line employees may lack the authority to act on information received
from systems like real-time feedback by changing processes, and yet are asked to shoulder
responsibility for implementing process improvements. Finally, there is typic...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- Spring '14