Overwhelmed by your Energy Management System?

Jamie Daubenspeck

Energy Management Systems (EMS) can be extremely valuable for companies with hundreds or even thousands of locations in managing the day-to-day operation, maintenance and performance of their buildings. They can reduce costs through improved operational and energy efficiency. But, to extend the overall life and value to your organization and achieve desired ROI you must invest the time and resources necessary to ensure your EMS is performing properly. A properly executed System Management Program provides an effective strategy to ensure EMS value is maximized without creating an extra ordinate drain on resources. If you don’t have an effective strategy in place, it can be challenge to achieve the desired ROI and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Some of the challenges that greatly impact system performance and bottom-line savings include:

  1. System overrides
  2. Lack of documented standards
  3. Sensor location
  4. Nuisance alarms
  5. Improper maintenance

Overcoming these EMS challenges can provide insight into real and potential building and equipment inefficiencies and help alleviate the drain on your internal resources.

Have you invested in EMS and become overwhelmed shortly after implementation? Join me next Thursday for a Facility Maintenance Fast Cast webinar, ‘Buying Time and Saving Money with Real-Time Energy Management’. I will be sharing more detail on these top challenges that often prevent businesses from achieving maximum ROI on EMS along with some simple best practice approaches to overcome these challenges, maximize return and minimize drain on internal support teams. Please bring your questions, there will be time set aside for Q&A at the end.

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