Appointing an Energy Director is a critical component of successful energy programs. An Energy Director helps an organization achieve its goals by establishing energy performance as a core value.
The Energy Director is not always an expert in energy and technical systems. Successful Energy Directors understand how energy management helps the organization achieve its financial and environmental goals and objectives. Depending on the size of the organization, the Energy Director role can be a full-time position or an addition to other responsibilities.
The Energy Director’s key duties often include:
If the Energy Director does not report directly to a senior manager, it is often helpful for a member of senior management to serve as an “executive ally.” Upper management involvement is a key component of successful programs. Having an ally provides a direct link to upper management and helps to formalize the commitment to continuous improvement.