Energy management guidance

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 27-page chapter addresses:

  • Air-handling system types
  • Air-handling components
  • Best opportunities

The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 23-page chapter addresses:

  • Central cooling systems
  • Central heating systems
  • Unitary systems
  • Additional strategies

Use this resource to help your restaurant save energy and water and boost your bottom line while helping to protect the environment. The guide discusses appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, and waste management for your business, and provides tips and easy steps to help you get started.

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image of the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management

The 43-page ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management contains a step-by-step road map for continuous improvement, based on best practices from the nation's leaders in energy management. The document is broken out into the guidelines' seven main steps:

  • STEP 1: Make Commitment
  • STEP 2: Assess Performance
  • STEP 3: Set Goals
  • STEP 4: Create Action Plan
  • STEP 5: Implement Action Plan
  • STEP 6: Evaluate Progress
  • STEP 7: Recognize Achievements
Cover page for the Energy Treasure Hunt Guide

An Energy Treasure Hunt is a two- to three-day event that engages employees in identifying low-cost energy savings opportunities from behavioral, operational, and maintenance actions. This 31-page guidebook provides step-by-step guidance on how to organize and execute an Energy Treasure Hunt. Examples from ENERGY STAR partner organizations and checklists are provided to illustrate practices and help with implementation. This guide complements EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management.

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Use this guide to think through your corporate energy management strategy and ensure future energy success. This guide will help you understand likely influential factors on the future state of energy in the U.S. and plan an energy management strategy accordingly. Business executives and corporate boards can examine four possible energy futures. Each option outlines possible opportunities and risk management strategies.

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This energy tips 2-pager explains how to benchmark the fuel cost of steam generation in your plant.

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This energy tips 2-pager explains how to determine the cost of compressed air in your plant.

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This energy tips 2-pager explains how to minimize compressed air leaks in your plant.

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This tool will help you track your energy performance and meet your energy management goals easily. The tool is most helpful for manufacturing facility managers who track and manage energy use. The tool will track your energy use, cost, and intensity, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. This tool also allows you to customize your energy intensity metrics to fit your strategy.

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