Written in accessible, understandable prose, this book explains the connection between energy and business performance. It delineates how day-to-day choices relate to the risks and rewards of energy use. Concise, to-the-point chapters explain how energy is invested, preserved, and ultimately positioned to create wealth. Hard-nosed business leaders should appreciate the section with examples that show a strong financial case for energy improvements, including the save-or-buy criterion, the economic penalty for "doing nothing," the break-even cost, and the budget for supporting design and analysis work.
Table of Contents
Call to Action
Money to Burn: Why Manufacturing Profits Go Up in Smoke
Energy is Wealth
How Does Energy Use Affect Business Performance?
Where Does Industrial Energy Go?
How Waste Raises the "Price" of Energy
What's at Stake
Ask Not What Can You Save, But What Will You Save
Business Risks for Energy Consumers
The Promise & Challenge of Life-Cycle Cost
Beware of "Fugitive" Energy
The Competitor Within
Why Do We Resist Energy Efficiency?
How Did We Get Here, & How Do We Regain Control?
Why Public Policy Is Weak Medicine for High Energy Costs
"We're Already as Efficient as we Can Be?"
"Rear-View Mirror" Energy Management
In Management to Blame?
How to "Do Nothing" About Energy Costs
The Seven Deadly Sins of Energy Cost Control
The Seven Steps to Successfule Energy Cost Control
Wanted: Amnesty for Yesterday's Energy Waste
An Entitlement Under Fire
Questions & Answers About Energy Audits
Move Forward of Fall Behind
Energy Management: Two Philosophies, Two Outcomes
Some Can, Some Can't (Control Energy Costs)
Developing an Energy Strategy
Do the Right Thing!
An Engineering Project or a Management Process?
Organizational Attributes, Strategies & Outcomes
Energy Solutions: In-House or Outsource?
Risk, Time & Money: The Executive Energy Tool Kit
Adventures in Energy Management: Ten Case Studies
What Does an Energy Manager Do?
Energy Management: How Well Are You Doing?
How Does the Money Work?
Energy At-Risk: Save or Buy?
Capital Investment, Capital Projects
Energy Management Without a Capital Budget
Simple Payback: Wrong Tool for the Task?
The Cost of Doing Nothing
Break-Even Cost: The Limit to Capital Investment
Determining a Budget for Additional Energy Analysis
Lessons & Outcomes
Energy Lessons: The Columbia Disaster
The Evolution of Sustainable Business
Sustainability & the Triple Bottom Line
The Hunters & Farmers of Energy Savings
Appendix I: The New World of Energy Procurement
Appendix II: Electricity Deregulation Explained for the Industrial Consumer