Performance goals drive energy management activities and promote continuous improvement. Setting clear and measurable goals is critical for understanding intended results, developing effective strategies, and reaping financial gains.
Well-stated goals guide daily decision-making and are the basis for tracking and measuring progress. Communicating and posting goals can motivate staff to support energy management efforts throughout the organization.
The Energy Director in conjunction with the Energy Team typically develops goals.
Determine scope — Identify organizational and time parameters for goals.
Estimate potential for improvement — Review baselines, benchmark to determine the potential and order of upgrades, and conduct technical assessments and audits.
Establish goals - Create and express clear, measurable goals, with target dates, for the entire organization, facilities, and other units.
When setting goals, be sure to use the Energy Team's wide range of knowledge to help set aggressive, yet realistic goals. Have management review your goals to enlist their feedback and support.