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Facility Energy Checklist

This checklist outlines actions that conserve energy within facilities.

For Your Buildings

Checkbox Lower thermostat settings.
Checkbox Match HVAC schedules to occupancy schedules.
Checkbox Lower setback temperatures.
Checkbox Optimize morning warmup and night setback controls.
Checkbox Reduce/eliminate major sources of infiltration.
Checkbox Install a desiccant dehumidification system.
Checkbox Minimize use of outside air for process ventilation.
Checkbox Educate employees on building systems and energy efficiency measures.
Checkbox Check/adjust combustion efficiency of gas-fired equipment.
Checkbox Minimize the use of gas-fired refrigeration equipment.
Checkbox Check for ways to control solar gain to reduce the cooling load on buildings, including cool roofs or solar shading on windows
Checkbox Install revolving doors.
Checkbox Install energy-efficient lighting and occupancy sensors.
Checkbox Install LED exit signs.

In Central Heating Plants

Checkbox Conduct boiler efficiency tests.
Checkbox Optimize combustion efficiency.
Checkbox Perform boiler maintenance and set a maintenance schedule.
Checkbox Check boiler water chemistry.
Checkbox Minimize boiler blowdown.
Checkbox Optimize steam plant heat balance.
Checkbox Minimize deaerator steam venting.
Checkbox Optimize boiler loading.
Checkbox Install meters on boiler system make-up lines and blowdown lines to detect leaks.

With Thermal Distribution

Checkbox Inspect/replace steam coils and traps.
Checkbox Inspect/repair condensate return equipment.
Checkbox Locate/repair steam leaks.
Checkbox Repair or add insulation.
Checkbox Isolate non-essential distribution piping.
Checkbox Reduce distribution pressure.