This report describes the work of EPA and the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for facilities that develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products in the United States. Learn how EPA uses EPIs to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their energy use. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. The equations are presented with instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.

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This eight-page brochure outlines the key steps and benefits of benchmarking a facility's energy performance over time. Familiarize yourself with the process and learn about all the tools that EPA has available to help you along the way.

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This easy, one-page checklist transforms the four strategies presented in the report, Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead, into actionable items for executives, senior managers, and board members. According to the report, American businesses can use these strategies to prepare for four possible scenarios for the United States in 2020, and the possible energy impacts of each one.

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This 38-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of best practices in preventive operations, performance tracking, and scheduling.

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This 54-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of O&M assessments for commercial building HVAC, lighting and control systems. It discusses what an O&M assessment involves, how it differs from an energy audit, the value of hiring an O&M consultant, and what the benefits and costs are for performing an assessment. It also briefly describes the process and how an owner can increase the cost effectiveness of the process.

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This 26-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of best practices associated with the use of portable dataloggers. This document describes the importance and advantages of short-term diagnostic monitoring for building owners and managers. It also provides a sample of typical points to monitor, presents examples of data-logger findings (case studies), offers tips on how to choose a complete portable datalogging system, and gives a short list of companies that sell the products.

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This 46-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents an overview of the 15 best practices building owners and managers can employ to make their buildings more energy-efficient.

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This 46-page report from Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI) presents guidance for designing and obtaining a good O&M service contract. Clear information on service contract options and trends to commercial and retail building owners, facility managers, property managers, and chief building engineers is provided.

This 74-page document, from the National Science and Technology Council, presents guidance and recommendations on the benefits and complexities in the use of submetering technologies for new and existing buildings.

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The Building Upgrade Value Calculator lets you analyze the financial value of efficiency-related capital investments in commercial real estate. Enter information—such as square footage, annual utility bill, the projected cost and savings for each investment, and financing terms—to determine a particular investment's energy and financial benefits. From there, you can either print out a summary report, or automatically generate a customized letter that you can take to your senior management to make the business case and secure funding.