U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a proven strategy for superior energy management with tools and resources to help each step of the way. Based on the successful practices of Energy Star partners, these guidelines for energy management can assist your organization in improving its energy and financial performance while distinguishing your organization as an environmental leader.
- Make a commitment. To be successful, an energy plan requires the full support of management, and must include goals and objectives, both short-term and long-term.
- Assess performance. Evaluate mechanical and building systems and examine your energy bills over the last 3 years.
- Put your plan into action. With goals in place, develop a detailed action plan for reducing waste and improving overall energy efficiency.
- Evaluate progress. Compare energy use data and the activities carried out as part of the action plan to your performance goals.
- Recognize achievements. Publicizing energy saving improvements will motivate staff and provides positive publicity for your organization.
As you look ahead to 2013, remember that saving energy is one of the most effective ways to lower operating costs and improve your bottom line. Contact Bachman’s, Inc. to discuss ways to trim your budget by implementing an energy plan.
Newsletter, November 2012, Volume 3, Issue 7