ERIC Number: ED435277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Metering Guide for Managers.
Qayoumi, Mohammed H.
This volume provides a guide to management of utilities metering in educational facilities, especially colleges and universities. Chapter 1 gives an overview of why utility measurement, specifically the metering of energy consumption, is important in facilities management. Chapter 2 defines the basic units of measurement for both electric and nonelectric energy, defines the common multipliers that describe the magnitude of a measurement, and discusses basic utility rate structures and their impact on energy costs. Chapter 3 considers the fundamental elements and components of utility metering how alternative current is measured, common types of analog metering, present-day digital technology, and performance metering. Chapter 4 describes metering products that are currently available, such as nonintrusive appliance-load monitoring systems, electric metering networks, and main electric meters. Chapter 5 discusses management aspects of the role of metering in a deregulated environment, including strategies to reduce electric energy costs, energy management plans, and meter specifications and installation. An appendix provides basic statistical information for managers and information on measurement reliability. (Contains 36 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Electricity, Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Facilities Management, Facility Guidelines, Higher Education, School Maintenance, Utilities
Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1643 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818 ($35 members; $55 nonmembers). Tel: 703-684-1446; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.