2nd Edition

Creating a Strategic Energy Reduction Plan

By Scott Offermann Copyright 2022
    268 Pages 104 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    268 Pages 104 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    This book provides a simple, easily followed process for auditing building operations to identify and reduce energy consumption that leads to measurable carbon reduction. The crucial steps of this process involve assessing the facility’s current conditions, understanding, and analyzing the operational and cost-based opportunities that increase carbon output. Taking this information to report the findings and then document a multiyear energy and carbon reduction plan. The book discusses the full scope of building components and systems, including how each system affects energy efficiency. It describes the operational energy efficiencies that are gained by implementing no-cost changes or alternative maintenance activities already funded. The book includes the process for identifying capital improvement opportunities, along with evaluating return on investment and life cycle replacement options for equipment. The four-step process described in this book will serve as a valuable tool for every building operator seeking to improve energy performance and reduce carbon output.

    1. Building Components and Systems

    2. Mechanical Systems

    3. Basic Facility Power Consumption

    4. Additional Facility Power Consumption

    5. Cost-based Financial Evaluation

    6. Cost-based Facilities Opportunities

    7. Building Energy Audit

    8. Building Occupancy Profile

    9. Check List

    10. Energy Audit Report Preparation

    11. Survey Analysis Report



    Scott Offermann, CEM, CFM, MBIFM, is a highly skilled facility management professional whose 30+ years of experience include delivering services in 36 countries and overseeing a delivery team of over 450 employees and dedicated service providers. As an expert in program development, his creation and delivery of programs drives global consistency and efficiency, enhances value, mitigates risk and improves customer satisfaction. Mr. Offermann has been involved in energy reduction and obtained his Certified Energy Manager designation in 1998. He also is a Certified Facilities Manager and a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Arizona State University.