Development of a global energy management system (GEMS) for the life sciences industry
Keane, Marcus M.
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Finnerty, Noel and Coakley, Daniel and Sterling, Raymond and Keane, Marcus M. and Coffey, Ronan (2015) Development of a global energy management system (GEMS) for the life sciences industry, Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection (SEEP 2015), Glasgow, Scotland. http://www.uws.ac.uk/workarea/downloadasset.aspx?id=19327355722
For multi-national companies, assessment of cost effective energy efficiency projects across a global site base is a complex problem involving multiple variables. This research project proposes a novel methodology for driving optimal energy efficiency and assessing capital projects at a global level. The project scope will cover the systematic development and implementation of a methodology that supports sustainable decision making within a ‘Global Energy Management System’ (GEMS). It will be based on the following four pillars: (1) Site Characterization (2) Performance evaluation via formalized key performance indicators (KPI's) and standards-based energy benchmarking (3) Shared learning and dissemination (4) Investment strategies incorporating business continuity process (BCP) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in addition to standard financial performance metrics. A leading multinational medical device company with a diverse global presence will provide a robust demonstrator.