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.

Collect feedback

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.