ERIC Number: ED207828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Energy Conservation with Utility Bills.
Deckel, Walter; And Others
An energy analysis model is provided for college administrators in which information from their utility bills is used to measure the amount of energy saved and to determine the fuel costs avoided when they undertake an energy conservation program. Because the model explicitly takes into account variations in weather, it provides an essential tool for evaluating energy conservation programs. An example, using actual data from a two-year college in California, is worked through in detail. A simple, graphical method of solution is presented to avoid the use of any sophisticated mathematics. The results of applying this analysis to 70 two-year colleges is used to establish the average performance characteristics of these institutions. An individual campus can then analyze its own data and compare its energy usage with that of its peers. Finally, a discussion of how these calculated results can be used to map a strategy for implementing a campus conservation program is presented. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Energy Conservation, Fuel Consumption, Higher Education, Models, Postsecondary Education, Two Year Colleges, Utilities
Carl York, Lawrence Berkeley Lab., University of California, Energy & Environment Div., Berkeley, CA 94720 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Lab.
Identifiers: Energy Consumption