Guide to Energy Management in the Built Environment

Paper: 978 1 78561 112 4 / $108.00
Published: September 2017  

Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
120 pp., 8 1/4" x 11 3/4"
The Guide to Energy Management in the Built Environment aims to provide clear and concise information that can be developed and applied to a number of different installations.

The role of the energy manager is often to turn the lights off, but for a business to operate successfully the role of the engineering manager is to keep the lights on. There may be potential conflict of interests, but they both need to work together. For energy managers, international document ISO 50001 provides a framework using the universal plan, do, check, act model that is often adapted to manage improvements in the engineering world.

There is no single solution: energy management processes must be adapted to meet specific local requirements, but the principal aspects will apply to all installations. The requirements outlined within this Guide will assist the reader to understand the context of their own estates and adapt the process to reduce the consumption of energy in a meaningful way.

Within the built environment large amounts of energy are used as we all go about our daily lives: at work, at rest or in our recreational activities. Populations increase, nations develop, technology advances – all increasing energy demands. Properly planned and implemented energy management systems provide coherent strategies and real benefits to the well being of staff and visitors, to an organization’s profitability, and to the environment.

Doing nothing and carrying on regardless (typically classified as “business as usual”) is not an option.

The duties and responsibilities of an energy manager are evolving. Some organizations, typically larger estates and corporations, will have a clearly defined role for managing energy; others will fall into the role as one more responsibility among many, typically within smaller companies.

Table of Contents:
Section 1 Introduction
Objective / Aim / Context – the politics of energy / Types of organisations & sites /
Who should use the document? / Plan, Do, Check, Act / Energy Efficient Systems / Link and coordination / Using the document

Section 2 Managing Energy
Describing an energy system in the built environment / Defining an energy management system / Commentary on energy management systems / Energy Management and the installation life cycle / Schematic representation of an energy system / The interface between engineering design and energy management / Coordination between engineering and energy management / Purpose of an energy management system / Principles of an energy management system / Parameters of an energy management system / Progression of an energy management system / Summary

Appendix A1 Managing Policy, Strategy and Procedures
Energy management policy / Energy Management Strategy / Energy Management Procedures / Engineering design for energy management

Appendix A2 Managing Procurement, Resources and People
Procurement and Energy / Roles and responsibilities / User Behaviour / Maintenance

Appendix A3 Managing Performance, Benchmarks and Losses
Performance Checks / Benchmarks / Analysing Losses

Appendix A4 Managing Reviews, Mitigations and Improvements
Review of targets / Feasibility of mitigations / Improvements and Managing change

Appendix B Self-Assessment Questions Checklist

Appendix C Overview of Technical and Engineering Considerations
Building fabric / Metering, monitoring and targeting / Active Technology and Control systems / Electrical power systems and equipment / Lighting / Heating and hot water / Ventilation and air conditioning / Refrigeration / Motors / Alternative / renewable energy

Appendix D Standards and References

Appendix E Energy Models

Appendix F Future Energy Management Techniques