Energy Management Systems: Finding Cost Savings in New Ways
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Manufacturing Growth Educational Series*
Location: Busbee Center @ Gwinnett Technical College
Finding New Cost Savings Through Energy Management
Event includes lunch, networking, presentation, case study, and Q&A.
By attending this training, you will:
- Learn the six key components to building an effective energy management system
- Hear the benefits of implementing an energy management framework
- Discover the difference between ISO 50001 and other ISO management systems
- Gain key steps to getting started
- Learn how to incorporate energy management into day-to-day business practices
- Hear two case studies and participate in a hands-on exercise
Why Save Cost Through Energy Management?
Save money on operations ● More reliable equipment ●Reduce environmental impacts ● Use as a marketing tool to grow business
Results: On average, manufacturers implementing an energy management system receive 6-25% energy savingsin 3 years, 70%of which is from operational improvements
Series Partners: Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Gwinnett Technical College
Speaker: Bill Meffert
Bill Meffert manages the Energy and Sustainability Services group for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. He oversees the development, transfer, and adoption of energy and environmental best practices and innovations in industry and commercial buildings. Meffert has over 25 years of experience in providing both technical and management solutions to address the energy needs of industrial, commercial, and institutional organizations.
At Georgia Tech, he and several faculty members developed the first U.S. energy management system standard, ANSI/MSE 2000. Meffert is also a U.S. technical expert for development of ISO 50001, the International Energy Management Standard. In addition, his group is currently assisting the U.S. Department of Energy with the development of the Superior Energy Performance program, which utilizes ISO 50001 as a basis for certifying industrial energy performance.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Meffert worked for Combustion Engineering and Thermax.
Meffert holds both a bachelor and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.A. in natural science from Covenant College. He is also a Certified Professional Engineer.
*This quarterly lunch and learn educational series delivers actionable tips and tools of the trade specifically designed to help Georgia Manufacturers grow their business.
When & Where
Georgia's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech
The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is a program of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute and is a member of the national MEP network supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The GaMEP, with offices in nine regions across the state, has been serving Georgia manufacturers since 1960. With a broad range of industrial expertise, the GaMEP helps manufacturing companies across Georgia grow and stay competitive. It offers a solution-based approach through technical assistance, coaching, education, and connections to Georgia Tech, industry and state resources designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line cost.