Unformatted text preview: capital allocation competition: Companies often allocate capital according to
"core" and "non-core" projects, with "non-core" projects (typically including energy efficiency)
having a higher hurdle rate than "core" projects. In addition, capital improvement funding
typically comes out of plant operations, while energy efficiency savings typically accrue to
facilities, which can create organizational challenges.
" High transaction costs: Transaction "costs" associated with implementing efficiency-related
process improvements include space constraints, invested resource time, process disruptions,
potential effects on product quality and safety concerns. Appendix B Equipment Electricity Usage
Table B. 1 includes average power readings from various equipment found in workbenches and offices
at Raytheon IADC. Based on these results, we assume that a typical workbench averages about
300 W of power draw and a typical office averages about 100 W of power draw at any...
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- Spring '14
- Energy Policy, ........., Energy development