Energy and Process Assessment Protocol for Industrial Buildings
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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As part of its research and reimbursable program, the Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC has developed the Energy and Process Assessment Protocol for Industrial Buildings and performed supporting showcase assessments at selected U.S. Army Installations. This effort was undertaken to help garrisons achieve energy reduction goals and meet EPAct 2005 mandates, and also to address production and maintenance needs at U.S. Army Arsenals and Depots. The Protocol is partly the result of an international collaboration under the International Energy Agency Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Annex 46, Subtask A. A group of government, institutional, and private sector parties developed the Protocol to help users facility energy managers, in-house energy assessment groups, companies providing energy assessments, universities conducting energy assessment, and Energy Service Performance Contractors perform Industrial and Energy Optimization assessments. The Protocol is based on an analysis of information gathered from literature, training materials, documented and non-documented practical experiences of contributors, and successful showcase energy assessments at U.S. Army facilities. It addresses both technical and non-technical organizational capabilities required for successful assessment geared to identifying energy and other operating costs reduction measures without adversely impacting product quality, safety, morale, or environment.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies