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The available reports show comparisons of the lifetime cost of different machines as well as the differences in the cost when producing a specific part. 1 The Reduced Energy Consumption in Plastics Engineering Cost of Ownership Model Application The RECIPE Cost of Ownweship Model uses six categories to estimate the lifetime cost of a specific piece of equipment: 1. Material Costs 2. Running costs (including energy) 3. Investment costs 4. Installation costs 51 A Practical Guide to Energy Management for Managers 5.
Degree days (heating) are a means of quantifying the expected demand for heating of, for example a building, dependent upon the prevailing weather conditions. Thus, a high figure for degree days would imply a high demand for heating energy, and a low figure would mean less demand. Obviously the nature of the building, its insulation efficiency, occupancy, and heating efficiency will all influence the energy demand. However, degree days are based upon different levels of, what are known as base temperatures.
At the start of a programme it is easy to raise awareness levels within an organisation, however, it can be difficult to maintain that level. New initiatives and regular news updates can help keep an energy reduction programme to the fore. There are many reasons why an organisation should take energy efficiency seriously, from improving the economic health to helping with reducing damage to the environment. Many measures can also bring substantial benefits in terms of employee comfort through improved heating, insulation and the avoidance of cold spots.