By Shirley J. Hansen
This e-book is devoted to front line supervisor of America's financial lifestyles blood: power. it's designed to assist vendors and executives first examine their organization's power stipulations, after which ensure the simplest outsourcing recommendations for wanted providers. the writer stocks reports drawn from over 25 years within the strength enterprise and paintings in over 30 nations, and offers succinct case stories to extend on small print raised and to supply perception into their program. the ultimate part takes into consideration fresh occasions that have highlighted the unpredictable scenario surrounding our power provides, in addition to tips on how to utilize it.
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Examine security of partners, suppliers, contractors, even clients—join them in ensuring consistent security—Because many of the suppliers, service providers, partners and customers require either or both physical and electronic access, their security becomes, to varying degrees, your security. By mutually reviewing security requirements, and putting them in writing, you send a message that you value your mission and your relationships. People—an antidote to risk—People can be the problem or the solution.
If, for example, demand bidding3-6 is available, this may influence the selection of a supplier. ) 6. Identify specific aspects of operations and maintenance which have energy implications. If deferred maintenance exists, it’s implications regarding energy consumption should be noted. Explicit recommendations for training O&M staff in energy efficient practices should be made. 7. Determine those needs that must be outsourced and suggest the options/selection procedures, which might be used to acquire these resources.
Anything less no longer adequately serves the owner, the contractor, or the investor. QUESTIONS TO POSE Any firm, whether it is an engineering firm or an ESCO, that purports to do an Investment Grade Audit, should be prepared to provide satisfactory answers to the following questions. 1. Where have you performed IGAs? Have you performed IGAs on facilities similar to ours? Can you provide references for these clients? 2. How close were the actual savings to the predicted savings? 3. What is your predictive consistency over the past three years?