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Sustaining a Resource Conservation Mgt
A sustained effort will maintain savings and the viability of the Resource Conservation Management program. At a minimum, a sustained program should include:
  • consistent tracking and analysis of resource consumption and services
  • monitoring deregulated energy purchases and facility operations
  • Monthly/quarterly monitoring of program components (recycling efforts and facility surveys)
  • Semi-annual or annual awareness training for facility operators and occupants
  • Promotion and communication of program status (newsletters, bulletin boards, presentations, reports to facility operators and administrators)
  • Recognition of efforts (awards, certificates of achievement, acknowledgment in newsletters, etc.)
 
Without this minimum level of effort, the efficiencies gained by the RCM program could soon be lost. Changes in key personnel as well as reorganization or changes in management also can have a great impact on an RCM program.
 
You will find that a successful RCM program will eventually evolve into simply maintaining the savings. It's a lot like riding a bike: There's a little work at first, with big rewards once you get going.
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Benefits
of RCM program
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.