This release is an update and expansion of the information provided in Release 1.0 of the Metering Best Practice Guide that was issued in October 2007. This release, as was the previous release, was developed under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The mission of FEMP is to facilitate the federal government’s implementation of sound cost-effective energy management and investment practices to enhance the nation’s energy security and environmental stewardship. Each of these activities is directly related to achieving requirements set forth in the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, and the goals that have been established in Executive Orders 13423 and 13514 – and also those practices that are inherent in sound management of federal financial and personnel resources.

The learning objectives of this guide are to :

  • Highlight the numerous benefits to metering including those driving the EPAct 2005 legi slation as well those used in making the business case for metering.
  • Describe the methods and approaches for building - level, panel - level, and end - use metering.
  • Achieve an understanding of metering technologies, equipment, and applications.
  • Explain the different data communication options for metered data.
  • Understand and be able to outline the key elements of a metering plan.
  • Highlight the different options for financing metering programs. • Provide descriptions of applications for meters, data, and data analysis.
  • Describe with case studies some immediate metering ideas to generate energy and cost savings....(Read more...