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Can Your Energy System Pass the Pressure Test?
A good energy accounting system can be a very helpful management tool, offering flexibility to respond quickly to those factors that impact energy usage. It also has the potential of providing an early warning about problems that could be very costly if they are not identified quickly. Also, an energy accounting system can be used as a budgeting tool and as a system to evaluate energy saving devices and services. One very important benefit of an effective energy accounting system is that it offers a method to justify energy costs to management and, possibly, some creative financing alternatives. It can also make it easier to monitor pilot projects to determine the overall benefit before they are implemented throughout the company. This paper briefly describes some of the issues that must be reviewed in developing an energy ccounting system. Also, it discusses some of the applications of an energy accounting system in justifying expenditures and troubleshooting energy usage variances.
Shirley, J. (1984). Can Your Energy System Pass the Pressure Test?. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from