The more your business spends on energy, the more potential there is to save money.
Energy efficient businesses can enjoy lower costs, and can increase productivity which makes them more competitive. And demonstrating your commitment to the environment strengthens your brand and company reputation.
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A well designed and managed energy management programme allows you to take control of your energy use - and in the process increase productivity and competitiveness.
To help you get started with your own energy management programme, we have developed an energy management programme guide.
Gaining buy-in from senior management to actively manage your energy costs is an important step in establishing a successful energy management programme. Part 1 of the guide outlines the high-level responsibilities that involve senior management.
These activities include:
- Developing an energy management policy and strategy
- Developing an action plan, including critical success factors
- Appointing an energy manager/co-ordinator.
Download the guide: Setting up an energy management programme (Part 1)
Developing your plan
Once you have your management team on board, it is time to make it happen. Part 2 of the guide takes an in-depth look at the implementation process for those tasked with actioning an Energy Management Programme.
- Tips for an energy manager
- Motivating staff to manage energy
- Reviewing historic energy use
- Effective energy auditing
- Developing the business case for projects
- Setting targets
- Monitoring and reporting.
Download the guide: Key aspects of implementing an energy management programme (Part 2).
Find out more about:
- Buying and operating equipment - such as air compressors, motors or heat recovery
- Managing premises
- Managing vehicles
- Renewable energy - such as wood energy, biofuels or solar.
In addition to this, the Resource Centre has guidelines for designing new energy efficient buildings and retrofiting existing buildings.
- Targeting and Monitoring Guide outlines how energy managers can monitor their energy use, as well as providing guidance for senior executives on setting energy reduction targets.
- Case studies - find case studies relevant to your industry or technology.