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Metering, Benchmarking, and Beyond—Looking to the Future for Laboratory Energy Management

Wednesday, September 17

As many of today's private, publicly-funded organizations face cutbacks, measuring energy use through metering offers a tremendous opportunity to improve energy efficiency and cut costs. In this symposium, a panel of experts examined the process of metering, the value of sub-metering, the need for benchmarking, and the role these play in supporting a growing national awareness of the relationship between energy consumption and global warming. Industry representatives reviewed several state-of-the-art metering and sub-metering technologies, the value they bring to owners and managers, and the short- and long-term view of the industry's progress. This assessment were followed by a project-by-project review of the advantages and challenges of acquiring, installing, operating, and retrieving data from metering and sub-metering technologies by laboratory owners, representatives, and facility managers. A review of the functionality of the Labs21 Benchmarking Tool, rounded out this discussion.

Panel Presentations:

System-Level Energy Management/Benchmarking—Introduction
Dan Amon
, US Enivronmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Metering—Owners Perspectives
Chris Martin, University of North Carolina (UNC)
Greg Leifer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bill Gaines, EPA

Metering—Industry Perspectives
David Kidd, Power Measurement/Schneider-Electric
Paul MacGregor, Nexant
Fred Brunk, Siemens

Panel Discussion

The Labs21 Benchmarking Tool
Paul Mathew, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Diana Glawe and Walt Tunnessen, EPA

Panel Discussion

Going Beyond
Chris Martin, UNC
Greg Leifer, NIH

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