Provide a seat at the table
Reach out to your occupants and empower them to take an active role in improving the efficiency of their building. By creating a joint occupant/owner/manager council, you’ll empower occupants and find new energy champions.
It’s also a good idea to create a mechanism for occupants to share their suggestions with you. Make sure you respond to comments and act on recommendations when feasible. You might even reward occupants that have the best energy-saving ideas.
Encourage occupants to create their own green teams
Lastly, depending on whether they’re part of your organization, you might also educate staff members about basic principles and empower them to establish their own departmental green teams.
- Check out the ENERGY STAR Green Team Checklist for steps and considerations to take into account when establishing a green team.