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dc.contributor.authorFinnerty, Noel
dc.contributor.authorCoakley, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSterling, Raymond
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Marcus M.
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Ronan
dc.identifier.citationFinnerty, 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.
dc.description.abstractFor 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.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge Boston Scientific Corporation for enabling this industrial and academic collaboration.en_IE
dc.publisherNUI Galwayen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofProc. of 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy \& Environmental Protection (SEEP 2015)en
dc.subjectCivil engineeringen_IE
dc.subjectGlobal Energy Managementen_IE
dc.subjectCorporate social responsibilityen_IE
dc.subjectDecision support frameworken_IE
dc.titleDevelopment of a global energy management system (GEMS) for the life sciences industryen_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.local.contactRaymond Sterling, Department Of Civil Engineering, Nui Galway. Email:

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