Energy Management in Business: The Manager's Guide to Maximising and Sustaining Energy Reduction

Energy Management in Business: The Manager's Guide to Maximising and Sustaining Energy Reduction

By: Kit Oung (author)Hardback

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The business benefits of lower energy consumption are clear: lower energy costs, energy tax avoidance, selling excess CO2 credits, immediately adding savings to the bottom line and improved competitiveness. However, with a need to focus on day to day business management activities, implementing energy reduction programmes stretches the capabilities and know-how of responsible managers. Kit Oung's Energy Management in Business is an expert's guide to energy reduction. It covers four important aspects of managing energy: strategy for successful implementation, available tools and techniques, generating sustainable quick wins and active management involvement. This book offers distilled practical concepts with real life case studies chosen to build insight, and illustrate how managers and engineers can relate to a broad range of energy reduction opportunities. We take energy for granted, like the air we breathe. We need to engage employees with energy management in two ways. In a more general sense, for those using energy for normal working practices, awareness and behaviour change are key. For those with more direct influence over energy using systems, engagement is also fundamental. Energy Management in Business places the process firmly in the context of commercial and industrial business practice. The book is an excellent companion for any organisation seeking ISO 50001 certification and a reduced energy consumption, as well as those that simply wish to better understand the options, strategies and risks that every business now faces.

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About Author

Kit Oung is a practicing energy consultant specialising in energy and carbon reduction strategies using low-cost high-return opportunities and energy management systems. He has 15 years' experience in energy auditing and implements energy reduction projects for blue chip multi-national companies including petrochemical, specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and large commercial properties across five continents. Kit is a British Standards Institute expert where he regularly reviews and provides inputs to various energy and environmental standards. He chairs two international standards committees in developing energy auditing standards.


Contents: Foreword; Prologue; Introduction; Part 1 Strategy: We need to reduce energy use; The measure of efficiency; Energy efficient operations; Framework for sustainable energy reduction; Barriers to implementing and sustaining energy reduction programmes. Part 2 Tools and Techniques: Common tools and techniques used; Types of energy saving packages on the market; Energy reduction opportunities; Selecting and prioritising energy reduction projects; Implementing energy reduction projects. Part 3 Avoidable Energy Losses: Doing the right things: moving from firefighting to energy savings; Doing the things right: avoiding the common mistakes; Choosing a consultant and contractors for energy reduction. Part 4 Management: Gaining commitment from senior management; Myth of a perfect energy manager; Integrating energy into management; Sustaining energy reduction; Using data to manage energy; Policy, objectives and targets for energy management. Epilogue: Managing energy in real companies: References; Appendices; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781409452454
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781409452454
  • weight: 738
  • ISBN10: 140945245X

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