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Energy and Demand Savings from Implementation Costs in Industrial Facilities
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The twenty-five most frequently suggested energy saving assessment recommendations in the Industrial Assessment Center program national database were examined using linear regression techniques to correlate between energy savings and demand reduction, and implementation costs. Poor overall correlations indicate that direct prediction of savings from implementation costs is generally unfeasible, with a limited number of exceptions. Correlations for the twenty-five most frequently suggested Texas A&M University recommendations were better than those for the national dataset. The value of this procedure to speed assessments seems not worthwhile considering the poor correlations and the value of the calculations it would replace.