DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ENERGY MANAGER'S HANDBOOK (25 AUG 2005)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ENERGY MANAGER'S HANDBOOK (25 AUG 2005)., This handbook is designed to act as a useful tool and guide in assisting Department of Defense (DoD) installation and facility energy managers to effectively perform tasks associated with their jobs. It is not the intent of the Handbook to answer all questions on the subject of energy management, but rather to provide the energy manager enough of the basic information and reference to other resources in order to successfully conduct an energy management program. This Handbook is one of many resources to help energy managers meet the challenges of today’s market.
The Handbook is divided into five parts. Part I is “Organizing for Energy Management.” It includes an introduction and overview of the energy manager’s professional responsibilities in addition to outlining the latest federal policies and the goals set by DoD in order to implement those policies.
Part II of the Handbook is “Starting an Energy Management Program.” It defines those elements that lay the foundation of an energy management program such as installing a team, setting the goals and plans for implementation of those goals, creating an energy awareness campaign, and performing energy accounting and reporting.
Part III – “Energy and Water Conservation” provides the resources to assist in identifying, funding and executing measures that reduce energy consumption and cost. It provides recommendations for some of the latest strategies and technologies utilized in energy management today.
Part IV of the Handbook is “Analyzing Energy Projects.” Chapter 14 covers the techniques of Life Cycle Costing in assisting the energy manager in selecting the most cost effective energy and water projects. It also provides resources to support energy life cycle cost analyses. Chapter 15 identifies federally funded software in addition to that available commercially, for energy analysis.
Finally Part V “Service Energy Programs,” provides an overview of Army, Navy, and Air Force energy programs as well as those services provided by the Defense Energy Support Center and the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program. Through information provided in the latest regulations, instructions, and procedural memorandum, the chapters define individual energy team member responsibilities and plans to meet federal energy and water use goals.
Appendices to the Handbook include a glossary of important terms and abbreviations, frequently asked questions, and resource and contact information for a variety of organizations both within the Federal government and outside that have common goals to the energy manager. Appendix E “Suggested Professional Library and Resources Guide” is a listing of publications that would be helpful to the facility energy manager. Appendix F includes references used in compiling the Handbook revision.