Executive Checklist for Energy Cost Control
The National Association of Manufacturers recently took a major step forward in promoting energy efficiency to its member companies. A June 11, 2007 press release announces NAM’s partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy to promote energy efficiency “best practices.” Finally, and thanks to NAM, the industrial energy efficiency message is being directed to a corporate audience. Energy management concepts have yet to be fully developed in most organizations. The following is a checklist to help executives follow through on NAM’s message:
Understand the dollar magnitude of energy consumption, waste, and potential savings:
The Industrial Sector: Energy Use and Waste
Energy Savings: See What You're Missing!
What CAN you save? What WILL you save?
Where do you begin?
Energy Management: Prevailing Strategies
Checklist for Securing a Successful Energy Audit
Energy Management Business Tools: Risk, Time, and Money
To whom in your organization will you delegate energy cost control?
Energy Cost Control: Projects or Process?
Defining Energy Efficiency: Engineer vs. Plant Manager
The Hunters and Farmers of Energy Savings
Who else will be involved or impacted?
Business Risks for Energy Consumers
About Energy Audits: An Open Letter to Procurement Directors
Prepare to overcome some barriers...
Why Does Industry Resist Energy Management?
Wanted: Amnesty for Yesterday's Energy Waste
Energy's Unintended Value
We're Already as Efficient as We Can Be!
Energy Management: Attempting Progress Without Change?
Challenge to “Rear-View Mirror” Energy Management
Seven Deadly Sins of Energy Cost Control
Know “how the money works” when pursuing energy management...
How Waste Raises the “Price” of Energy
Capital “Secrets” of Energy Cost Control
Beware of “Fugitive” Energy Costs
Payback on Energy Projects, Part 1
Payback on Energy Projects, Part 2
Payback on Energy Projects, Part 3
Energy At-Risk: Make-or-Buy?
...and use any available help.
Energy Cost Control: How Uncle Sam Helps Industry
Energy Audit Help for Small and Mid-Sized Plants
Energy Efficiency & Management Links
Energy Calculators and Benchmarking Tools