SUNConferences, Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering 2013

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Measuring Effectiveness And Efficiency In Mail Operations And Buildings: An Integrated Energy Management System Approach
Kgomotso Martha Pooe, B J Chauke

Last modified: 2013-06-24


This integrated energy management system for the mail operations and buildings is aimed at addressing aspects that contribute to the high energy consumption of the postal industry. Our approach to this energy management system emphases effectiveness (“doing the right things right”) and efficiency (“doing right within cost, performance and quality”) as tools that are capable for management of energy use in buildings.  The South African Post Office’s operations and buildings are used to determine the scope of the energy management system for mail operations and buildings.

Data was collected in order to determine the baseline and tracking of the trends of energy utilization within the post office buildings. The significant energy users of the operations and buildings are determined and opportunities listed for each energy user.  As a result of monitoring, efficiency and effectiveness of energy usage will be realized when there’s total synergy between innovative technologies and energy efficiency training of employees

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