Monitoring and Targetingby Vilnis Vesma
Monitoring and targeting (M&T) is a cost-saving management technique, designed to detect and diagnose wasteful use of energy, water, and other consumable resources (view examples). Although there are alternative definitions, for present purposes we are concerned with techniques based on these ideas:
Applying M&TYou can operate M&T in one of two ways. One approach is the one-off campaign, looking for anomalous patterns of consumption. This puts the emphasis on targeting and is the method usually employed by consultants, although end users with an analytical approach to their work would find this a successful approach.
The other approach is more in the nature of a continual policing action, with a regular review of performance Here the emphasis is on monitoring to detect exceptions which signal the onset of unexpected excess consumption..
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