Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

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Unformatted text preview: tory which, while still focusing mainly on facility support systems, also includes general practices for managing energy use intended for plant managers. These practices include a general strategy for energy management programs, advice on how to conduct energy audits and set up energy teams, and efforts to increase energy awareness among employees including placement of stickers at light switches and handing out leaflets on home energy savings[21]. Another effort towards standardizing energy management is crystallizing around the ISO 50001 standard, with one of the long term goals to "foster an organizational culture of continuous improvement for energy efficiency." [23]. The international standard, currently in draft form and scheduled for release in 2011, includes a general management framework utilizing the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle that is the hallmark of continuous improvement[25, 26]. The ISO 50001 standard, and the program supporting its implementation in the United States, is currently funded by the Department of Energy (DOE). In addition, some consulting firms with operations practices have, in the past...
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