Work order system used to track, report, email, and manage savings opportunities and problems.
Run issue-based reports, classify problem types and assign personnel to problems. There are fields for tracking associated usage and cost, and a notes field for keeping a current log of the issue status. Here's one company's experience using the Issue Tracker:
“Thanks to EnergyCAP, we have already identified savings of $250,000 in 2009 alone,” says Lou Schotsky, Vice President of Property Operations for Equity Residential (EQR).
Accounting staff and property management administration at EQR, the largest publicly traded owner, operator, and developer of multifamily housing in the United States, are using the Issue Tracker in EnergyCAP to help track and report on one-time and recurring energy-related issues that lead to bottom line savings.
Once EnergyCAP’s audits spot a cost anomaly or savings opportunity, an Issue is created. Each Issue includes optional data fields designed for tracking of cost and usage reduction estimates. Schotsky is using those fields to tally recurring and one-time expense recoveries.
“We’ve always tried to track savings related to energy audits and analysis, but now that everything is in EnergyCAP the issues are easier to find, fix and track. We've been pleasantly surprised to see how big the numbers are when you add them up."