Step 1: Get your client to commit
No matter the size or type, organizations with successful energy programs have one thing in common: commitment. If your clients are dedicated to energy management, they’ll be good clients for years to come.
For this commitment to last, it’s important that your client do a few things from the start: get the support of senior leadership, form a dedicated energy team, and build management structures that empower staff to address energy efficiency issues directly.
Help your clients follow these EPA-recommended steps to commit to saving energy with ENERGY STAR.
- Become an ENERGY STAR partner
- Issue a press release
- Put together an energy team
- Create an energy policy
Tips for getting buy-in from your clients and their leadership
Unfortunately, energy management can sometimes be a low priority. Leadership may have many competing priorities or may believe that energy is just a fixed cost of doing business. For cases like these, EPA provides some resources that may help:
- Get buy-in from leadership and staff
- The business case for energy efficiency
- 10 reasons why they should pursue ENERGY STAR certification
Further reading: ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management, Step 1: Make Commitment