ERIC Number: ED251934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
How to Organize and Communicatre Your Energy Data. A Guide to Energy Accounting.
Cornwall, Bonnie J.
Stategies for organizing data on a district's energy use are presented in this guide, originally intended for use in California schools. Also presented are methods of communicating this information to those involved in planning, in recordkeeping, and in motivating staff and students to save energy. The energy accounting system offered in the first section of the guide consists of five sequential tasks: (1) selecting a method of analysis (four possibilities are suggested); (2) establishing an energy inventory and a baseline from which to measure energy usage in subsequent years; (3) developing a system for ranking the energy efficiency of different sites; (4) designing a monitoring system; and (5) initiating a regular system of communication. The second section of the guide considers such practical aspects of communication as reaching the right audiences, recognizing achievement, and using proper formats for easy-to-understand graphs, tables, and presentations. Appendixes explain how to report energy data with temperature corrections, and how to translate utility bills. (PGD)
Descriptors: Costs, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Fuel Consumption, Information Dissemination, Organizational Communication
Publications, California Energy Extension Service, 1400 Tenth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Energy Extension Service, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Energy Consumption; Energy Management
Note: Some figures will be marginally legible due to small print. For a related document, see ED 242 605.