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Energy Effectiveness

Strategic Objectives, Energy and Water at the Heart of Enterprise


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sandra McCardell
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 15-24
    3. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 25-31
    4. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 33-40
    5. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 41-57
  4. Organizations and Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 75-85
    3. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 87-97
    4. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 99-114
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-117
    2. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 119-126
    3. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 127-132
    4. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 133-147
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-151
    2. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 153-159
    3. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 161-166
    4. Sandra McCardell
      Pages 167-170

About this book


This book describes practical ways to understand energy and water use in organizations and then manage or control that use, thereby reducing risk and cost.  The author presents a strategic framework to focus on the types of questions that should be addressed internally,  Including evaluation of potential projects, planning and implementing energy projects, and evaluating results.  The premise is that no modern organization can exist without energy, despite the fact that energy is also one of the mandatory inputs that receives little to no attention in most organizations.  This work highlights methodologies and projects that illuminate ways in which energy management is central to an organization’s success, considering in each case the four main determinants of energy use:  People, Buildings, Equipment /Processes, and the Environment. The book constitutes a complete energy savings resource for business owners, middle managers, and building and energy managers, providing options, free tools, and flexible project templates.


Alternative Energy Energy Audits Energy Cost Reduction Energy Efficiency Energy Life Cycle Analysis Energy Monitoring Energy Savings Energy Service Company Integrated Projects Whole Building Energy Assessment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Current-C Energy Systems, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

About the authors

Ms. McCardell is President of Current-C Energy Systems, an Energy Services Company (ESCO) in the American Southwest.   She provides expertise in alternative energy and energy efficiency, community and economic development, green building, financial analysis, sustainability, and strategic planning for a variety of organizations and communities. Over the past three decades, Ms. McCardell has focused on “green” efforts in the US and in other countries.. She has acted as Advisor to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water under a USAID project, as a Community Developer on the Navajo Reservation defining and implementing energy projects, and as an advisor or consultant to hospitals, manufacturing organizations, engineering companies, nonprofits, school districts, and others.  Ms. McCardell also serves as Adjunct Professor for the University of New Mexico Branch Campuses (Valencia / Gallup), teaching classes in green building, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

Bibliographic information

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