Public Sector by Chris Barnes | Mar 22, 2018 Test Your Energy Leadership Take this short quiz to get a snapshot of how your organization measures up against your competition when it comes to managing energy. At the end, you will get feedback on where you stand, and recommendations for how to get better. Is there a list of the top 5 facilities, and the related energy consumption for each? Somewhat known but not documented I dont know Yes NoTo what extent is life-cycle energy use/cost considered in new equipment purchases? Somewhat Full life cycle cost is calculated and used to offset difference in purchase cost between low and high efficiency equipment in purchasing decisions Not at all/I don't know Energy Star or similar products are preferred but not required Equipment requiring upgrades or replacement is first evaluated to confirm if the size/nature of the equipment matches the business need; replacement is specified based on actual business need in conjunction with full-life cycle cost considerationHas your organization set performance targets for improvement in energy consumption and costs? Corporate policy speaks to need for energy conservation and savings but targets are not a performance criteria Energy is not discussed as a priority area. I don't know Specific targets are clearly stated; management and staff are accountable to deliver progress toward targetsWho in your organization holds responsibility for managing energy usage and costs? No one Multi-Department Energy Team Energy Manager Site Managers OtherAre staff responsible for energy purchasing provided training/information updates about site-specific energy requirements? I don't know No Yes Are the staff responsible for energy use, provided with training/information updates about energy pricing? I don't know No YesDoes your site(s) forecast and verify after completion, the dollar benefits of energy efficiency or other energy management activities? I don't know Yes NoTo what extent does your business track total energy use and costs? Data from monthly bills used (as in options above) and interval data is reviewed to understand usage patterns and hourly costs Record of cost elements from monthly bills Total bill cost and usage is recorded and compared month over month, and over same time period previous year All data points from each bill are recorded each month; consumption and cost trends and variances are compared month over month, annually, and same month previous year Your Name Your Email Your Business Name Sign up to stay informed about the rapidly changing energy sector, and how to make it work for you! Time is Up!