Energy and Power - July 2013
While many managers look to chiller retrofits, system add-ons, or even replacements to improve efficiency, many overlook the single most important factor in determining both chiller efficiency and reliability: maintenance.
But due to rising utility costs, a growing number of maintenance and engineering managers have turned to submetering to more accurately track utility costs for numerous areas within facilities.
Measurement and verification can be an excellent vehicle for facility managers and building operators to maintain the long-term health and efficiency of their buildings.
In July 2013, after several years of work, EPA launched a major retooling and upgrade of the Portfolio Manager tool.