Pulse webinar: Energy Managers, Carve out Your Niche, June 2011

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Many organizations are bringing aboard energy managers as a result of rising energy costs and greenhouse gas reduction targets. New energy managers are tasked with developing protocols themselves, and ensuring energy efficiency becomes the norm within their organizations.

View this free, informative webinar featuring Craig Handley, Energy Manager, to learn how he navigated the challenges of being a new energy manager at RMIT University to cut energy use by 15%. Craig will:

- share his approach to creating an energy management plan and getting buy-in
- provide you with tips for embedding energy management into organizational culture
- describe two key initiatives that helped reduce energy use on campus

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Pulse webinar: Energy Managers, Carve out Your Niche, June 2011

  1. 1. Pulse Energy Webinar: Energy Managers: Carve Out Your Niche Craig Handley, Energy Management Engineer, Pulse Energy1
  2. 2. 3 Things You Want to Know About This Presentation• The presentation will be 45-60 minutes, including Q&A• You can send your questions to us via the GoToWebinar control panel at any time• We are recording the webinar 2
  3. 3. Agenda• RMIT University• Challenges and opportunities• Getting the plan approved• Embedding energy management into an organization• 2 examples of energy conservation projects• What I learned• Measuring savings with Pulse™• Q&A 3
  4. 4. RMIT UniversityRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology Melbourne – South East Corner of Mainland Australia 430,000 sqm / 50,000 4.6M sqft Students >100 Buildings 3,500 Staff >$8M Energy Bill 1 Energy Manager 4
  5. 5. Challenges and Opportunities32%Greenhouse gas $600 Million Capital expansion program - to fit more studentsreduction target - Electricity the major 25%source. Of new refurbished space expecting technology$/GJ Going Up upgrades Balancing expected new technologies with proven cost effective solutions 5
  6. 6. Getting the Plan Approved• Make sure the plan is not a surprise to executives and staff• Understand what resources you have to work with• Get up to speed on major plans of the organization and align your plan with them 6
  7. 7. Embed Energy Management into YourOrganization Leaders• Top-down • Include senior leadership • Communication• Bottom-up Budget Holders • Support staff who have a passion for energy efficiency Doers 7
  8. 8. Ensure Persistence• Make energy savings popular, celebrate successes of those who help• Be persistent, results of your work may not be evident for a while 8
  9. 9. Identify Where the Opportunities Are Energy Prioritization Plot 200 Priority 4 180 Priority 1 160 Priority 3 Priority 2Performance Index 140 Building Energy 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0.00 20,000.00 40,000.00 60,000.00 80,000.00 100,000.00 120,000.00 Gross Floor Area (Square Meters) Building Energy Performance Index = Consumption (kWh) / Area (sqm) 9
  10. 10. Example 1: Analyze the Biggest Priority• Sub-metering in the facility revealed the biggest opportunity: (need name of opportunity) • Heat transfer problems • Low chiller COP • 24/7 operation • Ineffective staging 10
  11. 11. Example 1 Continued: Tackling the Problem• Package as many problems together as possible• Work with manufacturers and contractors on-site 11
  12. 12. Example 1 Continued: Results• 5% reduction due to: • Overhaul of wiring • Instrumentation upgrades • Sequence of control changes • Cleaning coils and fixing AHU problems• 3% reduction due to: • 3 way valve replacement • VFD installation on secondary chiller pumps• Expect 15% savings from new chillers 12
  13. 13. Example 2: Problem Brought to Me• Lights were too bright in the IT department• Building coordinator took lead, I supported• Actions taken: • double T8 replaced with single T5 with built-in aluminum reflectors 13
  14. 14. Example 2: Results• More comfortable space• More energy efficient• Less maintenance• Repeatable process understood by in-house staff• Rolled out across the rest of Priority 1 and 2 space without my involvement 14
  15. 15. What I Learned Your time and energy where you will Prioritize: get the best results. Engage with the stakeholders that are Engage: most important for your success. New technologies before rolling out Evaluate: across the whole organization. Get commitment from senior Commit: management. i.e. funding resources. Energy management principles across Embed: the whole organization. 15
  16. 16. Pulse EMS 16
  17. 17. Pulse EMS: Energy Consumption 17
  18. 18. Pulse EMS: Energy Consumption 18
  19. 19. Pulse EMS: Typical Curve 19
  20. 20. Pulse EMS: Report Energy Savings 20
  21. 21. Pulse EMS: Report Cost Savings 21
  22. 22. Q&A 22
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  35. 35. Thank you! Additional questions?  Contact Pulse Energy at: 1-877-331-0530 or at info@pulseenergy.com Look for future and archived webinars on our website: www.pulseenergy.com/resources/webinars 35

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