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Best Practices for Selecting and Implementing an EMS

According to the 2017 Member Needs Assessment, Best Practices are the number one resource our PRSM Members request from our Association. PRSM has more than 380 best practices from eight editions of the Best Practices Book published from 2010 to 2017 on 40 different trades such as fire protection, HVAC, janitorial and energy management.

Written by working FM professionals sharing their own experiences and lessons learned, these papers are designed to educate and inform you about what other industry professionals are doing, along with their successes and failures.

Here are some of our more recent Best Practices that can help with implementing an energy management system.

Selecting an Energy Management System

The 2016 Best Practice, “Selecting an Energy Management System” by Stan Schmidt, Director of Facilities, Stage Stores, Inc., shares seven steps for gathering the information needed such as the Return on Investment (ROI) and to make an informed decision on how to best implement an Energy Management System (EMS) for retailers.

How to Obtain Financial Approval for EMS Projects

The 2016 Best Practice, “How to Obtain Financial Approval for EMS Projects,” by Shawn Browning, RFMP, FMA, LEED-Green Associate, Facility Manager, Nike, Inc., provides a step-by-step process for EMS budget approval including how to calculate the ROI, how to partner with a supplier and a pilot program. The best practice also has additional items to be considered when calculating these numbers.

How to Uncover Hidden Problems When Implementing an Energy Management System

In the 2017 Best Practice, “How to Uncover Hidden Problems When Implementing an Energy Management System” by Samantha Foley, Chief Marketing Officer, ENTOUCH, explains why retailers should implement EMS to reduce energy consumption, mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies and extend the useful equipment life of key capital assets.

Adjusting HVAC and Lighting Schedules
to Save Money

Retailers can leverage existing infrastructure and data sources to realize immediate savings. In the 2017 Best Practice, “Adjusting HVAC and Lighting Schedules to Save Money,” Tonya Martin, Director of Business Development, Phoenix Energy Technologies, shares how an audit identified lighting and HVAC equipment that was running during times when buildings were unoccupied. Read the best practice to understand steps taken to slash energy usage.

All of these best practices, along with many others, can be found on PRSM.com. Enter the title under the search bar or find all Energy Management Best Practices under FM Topics.  

Written by working FM professionals sharing their own experiences and lessons learned, these papers are designed to educate and inform you about what other industry professionals are doing along with their successes
and failures.

 

By: Meg Buckley

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