HHBS Project Process

HHBS Project Process

HHBS employs a three step process to Assess, Implement, and Retain savings:

Assessment includes:

  1. Energy consumption
  2. Engineering design
  3. Equipment capacities and operating parameters
  4. Product specifications
  5. Process, operating and maintenance procedures

Implementation includes:

  1. Training and development of a client energy coordinator
  2. Establishing energy teams, priorities, timelines, and accountabilities
  3. Identification and remediation of measurement gaps
  4. Identification, definition and implementation of Energy Conservation Measures
  5. Development of energy efficient SOPs
  6. Implementation of energy monitoring, control, and reporting enhancements
  7. Regular management and energy team progress reviews

Retain Savings:

I. Retention begins at midpoint of implementation and includes:

  1. Evaluate the implementation team’s successes, and short comings
  2. Evaluate client participation
  3. Give project manager feedback for turnover and transition

II. Transition: Monthly visits start

  1. Audit for compliance levels
  2. Training client to understand his roles
  3. Teaching your client how to use the process

III. Evaluation

  1. Review energy program performance with energy coordinator
    1. Review level of savings by utilities and area
    2. Review impact of physical changes to plant, process, and equipment
    3. Review impact of management changes, if any
  2. Assess plant culture regarding energy program
    1. Determine level of management commitment, sponsorship, and involvement
    2. Audit awareness and cultural norms among plant staff
    3. Review compliance with energy programs
  3. Evaluate energy team performance
    1. Evaluate effectiveness of energy team, with respect to management, monitoring, and control of energy programs
    2. Evaluate team contributions to energy awareness culture
    3. Evaluate team development of new ideas and new Energy Conservation Measures
    4. Evaluate quality of new Energy Conservation Measures
    5. Evaluate team meeting attendance
    6. Evaluate completion of outstanding action items
    7. Evaluate internal communication of energy initiatives
  4. Collect and review energy monitoring data for:
    1. Data integrity
    2. Timelessness of data input
    3. Trend deviations
    4. Statistical outliers
  5. Quantify the impact on energy performance of:
    1. Plant equipment changes
    2. Process changes
    3. Management changes
  6. Reporting:
    1. Savings levels
    2. Energy program performances
    3. Energy team performance
    4. Action plans and timelines:
    5. Anticipated results