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Web Based Implementation Of Energy Assessment Service

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Web-Based Laboratory Experiments

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10.1459.1 - 10.1459.13



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Janice Duy

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Web-Based Implementation of Energy Assessment Service Bruce Segee, Ph.D., PE 5708 Barrows Hall Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Maine Orono, ME 04469-5708 Tel. No.: (207)581-2212

Janice Duy Emilie Lachance Scott Dunning Evan Chowdhury 5708 Barrows Hall Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Maine Orono, ME 04469-5708

Abstract The continuing emphasis on environmental conservation hits hard on the industrial sector, since their energy use accounts for the majority of the nation's consumption. Contrary to popular belief, however, it is not the few major manufacturing institutions that have the most energy-management problems, but rather the many small manufacturers who do not spend enough money on utilities to be assigned an efficiency expert from the energy service companies they buy from. In addition to this, small companies typically do not have the resources to scrutinize and, if needed, revamp their current energy practices.

To help solve this problem, the Instrumentation Research Laboratory at the University of Maine, working with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, has created a web-based implementation of Rutgers University’s Self-Assessment Workbook for Small Manufacturers. The initial application was completed using Java applets, but further consideration of the issues of scalability, ease of maintenance, and system compatibility resulted in implementing the final application in PHP (which recursively stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor).

Keywords: web site management/development tools, knowledge management applications, client/server systems, middleware

Duy, J., & Dunning, S. (2005, June), Web Based Implementation Of Energy Assessment Service Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14857

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