Month 20

Fig. 40-2 Summary of Key Program Elements Shown in Gantt Chart Format.

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milestones. Internal review and sign-off are integrated with the project development work plan.

Figure 40-3 provides a representative timeline in the form of a Gantt chart, showing critical path tasks of the development process. The development tasks are organized under three major categories — Scoping Audit, Preliminary Feasibility Study, and Detailed Feasibility Study. The timeline shows about 9 months for the development process (ID 1-28) and an additional month (ID 29-31) for technical and financial review, and contract and finance negotiation and execution. This timeline allows for an extensive process, suitable for a large, complex project. This can be condensed considerably for smaller projects or where all parties agree to fast-track the process. Chapter 41 provides a description of the Scoping Audit and Project Development Plan, followed by a detailed step-by-step description of a two-phased preliminary and detailed feasibility study approach. These components are summarized below.

Scoping Audit

To identify the work required and properly allocate resources to the initiative, a project scope must be developed. Therefore, a multi-phased approach often initiates the process with a facility Scoping Audit, which is a low-cost, brief review to define the energy and resource savings potential and system infrastructure upgrade requirements.

The Scoping Audit includes a broad review of the major energy and resource consuming systems in the facility, without a lot of detail. It is developed based on a preliminary review of resource usage and cost records, a walk-through of the buildings, and review of the mechanical, electrical, and controls systems. The walk-through may take one or two days and will include interviews with key operating personnel, general observation of site conditions and major systems, and identification of known problems for which solutions should be sought. Potential project measures are identified and rough estimates of installed costs and savings for major technology categories

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