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Sample Resource Conservation Mgt Plan
Task 1
Gain top level management commitment and support
  • Establish a Resource Conservation Management policy
  • Prepare a shared savings plan
Task 2
Contact utility representatives (water, gas and electric)
  • Review incentive program offerings and rate schedules
Task 3
Organize resource accounting data
  • Select resource accounting software
  • Input billing data and analyze for billing errors and anomalies
  • Establish baseyear consumption for each facility
  • Determine facilities with greatest savings potential
Task 4
Contact recyclers and county recycling coordinators
  • Determine what can be recycled and prices paid
Task 5
Cultivate the support of facility operations and maintenance staff
  • Arrange introductory meetings
  • Develop facility operation guidelines through a brainstorm process with staff
  • Schedule periodic meetings to help with program implementation
Task 6
Develop RCM teams
  • Establish RCM teams (kitchen, maintenance, and groundstaff, occupants and management)
  • Use teams to develop and implement facility operations guidelines and other activities
Task 7
Conduct resource conservation audits of facilities
  • Target facilities with greatest savings potential
  • Perform pre-audit interviews with facility operators
  • Perform audits and develop a recommendations report
Task 8
Provide training for all staff
  • Provide resource conservation awareness training to all staff
Task 9
Set facility-specific goals
  • Set new goals annually based on audits performed and the resource accounting data
Task 10
Develop and conduct facility efficiency surveys
  • Check operation of the facility during normal operation, in the evening of an operation day during cleanup (partial setback), and during a weekend or holiday period (total setback)
Task 11
Provide incentives and recognition
  • Establish methods of recognition (awards, newsletter announcements, etc.)
Task 12
Communicate program status
  • Develop strategies to involve and inform the public and staff to keep the program visible
  • Provide monthly or quarterly reports to facility operators, administrators and others.
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Requirements for RCM program

Time and Costs for RCM

Sustaining RCM program

Sample RCM policy

Sample implementation plan

Sample classified ad for position
For more information, contact  the Oregon Department of Energy at 503 378-4040.