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get detailed, accurate data and develop the maintenance plan that
fits your facility. Then build the budget, not the other way around.
Use the List for Procuring Maintenance Services
You need your completed plan if you are outsourcing main-
tenance. Any RFP should include detailed lists of tasks rather
than broad language like “Follow manufacturer’s maintenance
“If a mechanical contractor sees a boilerplate spec, he will give
a boilerplate response,” Duggan says. Providing very specific
requirements ensures that you are asking for the right mainte-
nance to be done.
For more on efficient maintenance, see the free online webinar,
“Maximize Your Return from HVAC Maintenance Plans,” under the
Education tab at www.BUILDINGS.com.
A DETAILED INVENTORY LIST is a crucial step in maximizing your maintenance dollars.
Arenewed emphasis on cost-effective nergy efficiency policies led Idaho
to leapfrog seven spots in this year’s State
Energy Efficiency Scorecard, according
to the American Council for an Energy
Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the advocacy
group that issues the annual rankings.
Florida and Texas, which also rose in the
rankings, can expect to achieve even bet-
ter results next year as both states rebuild
from the recent hurricanes, ACEEE notes.
Florida was already on its way with a
stronger state building code that emphasizes efficiency.
“Energy efficiency can help states
rebuild smartly, including improved build-
ing codes and promotion of combined
heat and power systems,” says Steven
Nadel, Executive Director of ACEEE. “By
pursuing energy efficiency policies, states
can save residents and businesses billions
in the long term. There is a lot of overall
movement in the 2017 scorecard. Some
states that have gone for years with-
out much change have made incredible
Massachusetts topped the rankings
for the seventh year in a row, surpassing
California to break last year’s tie for the
top spot due to state-delivered financial
incentives for smart growth development
in cities and municipalities. Other key find-
ings from the scorecard include:
n New York, Oregon, Washington and
Vermont are among the few states in
the nation to have a reduction target for
vehicle miles traveled, helping reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.
n Rhode Island achieved a perfect 20
out of 20 score in the utility programs
category for its Three-Year Energy
Efficiency Procurement Plan, which has
kept its electric utility savings among
the highest in the country.
n California continues to lead in efficient
buildings policies. Its newest round
of building energy code updates took
effect in January, moving the Golden
State closer to achieving net zero ener-
gy for residential buildings by 2020 and
commercial bulidings by 2030.
n Several lower-ranking states made
progress this year. Louisiana moved
up to 44th place from 47th as its utili-
ties moved away from the initial “quick
start” phase of the state’s energy effi-
ciency programs and into the compre-
hensive second phase.
MASSACHUSETTS topped the State
Energy Efficiency Scorecard for the
seventh straight year, breaking last
year's first-place tie with California.
BUILDING HVAC MATRIX Original compiled date: 6/2/1999 Updated: 6/2/2017
Equipment Type / Tag Manufacturer Model Serial Tons/BTU/
Area Served Redundancy Loss
Chiller / CH-1 Bob BOB 1 XYZ 600 tons 1990 Old wing 60% N
Chiller / CH-2 Bob BOB 3 XYZ 800 tons 2008 New wing 0% Y
Cond. Water Pump / CDW-1 Bob BOB 17 XYZ 75 HP 1990 CH-1 100% N
Chilled Water Pump / CHW-1 Jane JANE 1 XYZ 50 HP 2008 Old wing 100% N
Boiler / BLR-1 Jane JANE 2 XYZ 2 MBH 1990 All areas 0% Y
Heating Water Pump / HWP-1 Jane JANE 18 XYZ 35 HP 2006 All areas 0% Y
Rooftop Unit / RTU-1 Bill BILL 1 XYZ 15 tons/27 k W 2010 Lobby 0% N
Air Handler / AHU-1 Bill BILL 2 XYZ 6000 CFM 1990 Surgery 1 & 2 0% Y
Cooling Tower / CT-1 Bill BILL 33 XYZ 18 tons 2008 CH-1 & 2 0% Y
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SAMPLE INVENTORY LIST
Top 10 Most Energy-Efficient States
MASSACHUSETTS TAKES THE TOP HONORS WHILE IDAHO, FLORIDA AND VIRGINIA CLIMB IN THE RANKINGS