Assess your starting point

If you don’t know where you are, you won’t know which direction to go. That’s why it’s essential to first figure out where your energy program stands. 

Through over a decade of observation and analysis, EPA has found that the most successful organizations are the ones that fully implement the practices outlined in the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. In fact, while a business-as-usual approach to managing energy could save your organization 10 – 15 percent, it’s common for ENERGY STAR partners who incorporate these guidelines into their energy management programs to find savings closer to 30 percent. 

Comparing your program to the best practices outlined in the guidelines will help you identify strengths and weakness and your next steps to maximize savings.

EPA has two tools to help you assess your starting point: