Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Application of systems engineering principles for analysis of utility baseline development process
by Johnson, Benjamin D., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 85; 10252428
Abstract (Summary)

There is a need in the energy services industry for companies to accurately estimate and verify energy savings. This starts with the accurate development of a utility baseline. Systems Engineering principles can be used to determine the optimal method to use for developing a utility baseline. Several Systems Engineering tools were used in this thesis, including a stakeholder analysis, needs and requirements files, requirements traceability, functional flow block diagrams, a work breakdown structure, trade studies, and verification and validation of requirements. These tools helped to identify three main components of the process for further analysis. The trade study was then used to determine the best way to address these components of the process, and resulted in innovative methods that had not previously been considered. The recommendations in this work will benefit both the energy services company and their customers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Torabzadeh, Jalal
Commitee: Hsu, John, Schliesing, John S.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Systems science
Keywords: Energy services, Performance contracting, Systems engineering, Trade study
Publication Number: 10252428
ISBN: 978-1-369-48410-6
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