Math will not protect you from mistakes in estimating energy savings

//Math will not protect you from mistakes in estimating energy savings

Math will not protect you from mistakes in estimating energy savings

When assessing energy savings, the use of math is not a substitute to engineering common sense.

Math is an enhancement tool: if engineer has made in error – math will not correct it; math will make it bigger.

Never mind calculations, statistical analysis or even artificial intelligence, if result does not make engineering sense – look for an error.

Always check if your results make sense.

Following this simple rule helped me avoid embarrassment of presenting client with savings that exceeded total consumption. A seemingly small error may have a catastrophic effect, not only to project, but to your reputation.

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